Prize submissions information

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BMDST-RSM Student Elective Awards

Prize

  • A grant of £500-£1,000 to undertake a specific project on a medical or dental elective.

Submission deadline

Application deadlines are twice annually on 31 January and 31 July. Confirmation on if you have been successful will be announced no more than 10 weeks after the deadline date. Your elective must take place AFTER the deadline date. We cannot offer grants to electives which are taking place before the deadline date.

Open to

Medical and dental students in the UK and other EU medical and dental schools.

Application guidelines

Submit a 700-word proposal on your medical elective that includes the following information:

  • The type of work involved (the scope is wide and includes any type of research)
  • Its purpose (aims)
  • The approach you intend to take to collecting information or data and to the analysis (methodology)
  • The projected outcomes or potential impact of the research
  • How this experience will help your career development

You will also need to attach the following documentation to your application:

  • Letter/email  from your medical or dental school confirming that they support your elective
  • Confirmation letter/email from your host institution if applicable
  • Recommendation letter/email from your tutor/supervisor
  • Confirmation that full consideration has been given to the ethics of the proposal
  • Confirmation that full consideration has been given to health and safety of the student
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Coloproctology Section: Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • First prize: Travelling fellowship to attend the coloproctology overseas meeting in Amsterdam

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All coloproctology trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 400-word case report or research-based abstract on any coloproctology topic. The winning candidate will receive a travelling fellowship to attend the annual coloproctology scientific meeting and the opportunity to meet established consultants.

Submission closed

Coloproctology Section: Irish Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • Up to £1,000 to cover travel to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology in Belfast, and an arranged visit to a colorectal unit in Dublin

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All coloproctology trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 400-word case report of a research-based abstract on any coloproctology topic. The winning candidate will be required to make a short presentation at the meeting and provide a copy of their CV prior to the visit.

The winner will receive a bursary to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology in Belfast which on 17 - 18 May 2019. He or she will also be hosted by Mr John Burke, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Secretary of the Irish Association of Coloproctology at the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, therefore will be required to arrive in Dublin by 13 May 2019. The candidate is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. 

Submission closed

Dermatology Section: Travel Grant for Trainees  

Prize

  • A grant up to £250 towards attending a dermatology meeting at the RSM

Submission deadline 

Three weeks before relevant meeting 

Open to 

Trainees who are presenting at a dermatology meeting at the RSM, who are usually based at a hospital at least 100 miles from the RSM. 

Application guidelines 

Applicants can be reimbursed for travel, accommodation and registration for the meeting up to £250.

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Emergency Medicine section: Innovation in ED education

Prize

  • £100 will be awarded to the best three applications.

Submission deadline

Friday 6 December 2019

Open to

Students, nurses and doctors all grades working in Emergency Departments

Application guidelines

The aim of this prize is to recognise and promote educational initiatives in Emergency Departments.
The submission should be no longer than 300 words.

The top 3 entrants will be invited to deliver a presentation on their initiative at a designated Emergency Medicine Section meeting at the Royal Society of Medicine. 

• Submissions should be no longer than 300 words. 
• The project should have been led or a substantial contribution to the project made by the entrant.

Entrants will submit the answers to the following three questions on their project/initiative.

1.      Describe the project, its implementation, and your role in that implementation.
2.      What were the barriers to implementation and how were these overcome?
3.      What impact has your project/initiative had on the department?

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Laryngology & Rhinology Section: Travel Grants

Prize

  • A grant of up to £100 towards attending a Laryngology & Rhinology meeting at the RSM.

Submission deadline

Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before each meeting.

Open to

Trainee RSM members with an interest in laryngology and rhinology who live more than 50 miles from the RSM.

Application guidelines

Applicants should submit a letter of no more than two A4 pages in length detailing their expenses and which Laryngology & Rhinology meeting they would like to attend and why.  

Email your application letter to: laryngology@rsm.ac.uk

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Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander Research Support Bursary

Bursary

  • £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.

Submission deadline

Sunday 6 October 2019 

Open to

Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary.  

Application guidelines

The bursary is to enable the applicant to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • A summary of their current research
  • How the bursary will be spent (750 words maximum)
  • An up-to-date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Tuesday 19 November 2019.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter. 

For more information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk or click below to apply.

This bursary is to honour Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn. 

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Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Basil Lee Bursary for Innovation in Communication 

Prize

  • £500 and a year’s free RSM membership for students or money deducted from the membership fee for trainees and other professionals

Submission deadline

Sunday 14 April 2020

Open to

Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary.

Application guidelines

This bursary is to enable the applicant to develop their new media skills which relate to the subject of maternity care or care of the newborn. 

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • A description of the innovative way they have communicated/plan to communicate to mothers and fathers on a topic in the field of maternity care and how they will further develop this or their skills with the bursary money
  • A summary of how the bursary will be spent 
  • An up-to-date CV 

Entries can take a variety of forms such as a short video, an app, pictures, animations or people telling their stories to communicate the topic.

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Saturday 13 June 2020. Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

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Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage Bursary

This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long-standing member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care.

The bursary is to enable Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants are invited to submit a paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format). A current CV and a description of the conference, the benefit that this will have to the recipient and a summary of travel costs either in the UK or overseas (of no more than 750 words) should also be attached.

The prize winner will be invited to receive their award at the Maternity & the Newborn Forum meeting on Monday 10th February 2020.

Bursary: One prize of £750 to cover overseas travel or £500 to cover travel within the UK and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.

Deadline: Sunday 15 December 2019

Open to: Students, trainees and other professionals who specialise in maternity and/ or surrounding disciplines who are registered in the UK. Please note those who work for commercial operations will not be eligible for the bursary.

Please note the successful candidate will be expected to submit a summary of how the bursary was used and a short paragraph on the benefit of winning the bursary to feature in the Maternity and the Newborn Forum enews letter.

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Ophthalmology Section: Travelling Fellowship Bursary  

Prize

Up to the value of £1,000 towards travelling abroad to further the study or advancement of ophthalmology

Submission deadline

Saturday 30 November 2019

Open to

British based ophthalmologists travelling abroad and foreign ophthalmologists travelling to the UK.

Application guidelines

Submit a CV and an application letter detailing the intended purpose of travelling abroad, along with a budget outline of your travelling costs and any supporting statements and letters.

Travelling Fellows may be required by the Ophthalmology Section Council to lecture at an Ophthalmology meeting on their experiences during the period of the award.

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Orthopaedics Section: William  Bodey  Travelling Fellowship

Prize

Up to a maximum value of £5000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses

Submission deadline

The deadline for applications is Sunday 8 December 2019

Open to 

Orthopaedic trainees and consultants working in the field of Orthopaedics.

Mr William Bodey was a Wessex Trained West London Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is only recently retired. His reputation was as an enthusiastic teacher, role model and lifelong supporter of the RSM dedicating his career to the support of all trainees and students.

He has vigorously championed the essential integration of high quality regional and local training with service demands to provide enquiring innovative surgeons and doctors for the continuous improvement of UK and international healthcare.

Application guidelines 

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal in no more than 500 words including:

  • Details of the centre you intend to visit and why
  • Techniques you intend to learn
  • The importance of your proposal for the advancement of clinical practice in the UK
  • How your proposal will advance your current skills
  • How you expect to use the skills learned and what the potential patient benefit will be.

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of confirmation from the hosting institution.

The fellowship/visit in question must take place before 1 December 2020 to enable the applicant to present the trip at the annual Christmas lecture.

Please note: We will not support research applications, however applications for training or observation in specific techniques or management of disease processes that would otherwise not be readily accessible in the UK, for the ultimate benefit of their patients, will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview in January 2020.

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Otology Section: Training Scholarships

Prize
Up to £1,000 

Submission deadline 
Sunday 26 January 2020

Meeting date
Friday 1 May 2020

Open to
RSM Trainee Members interested in Otology 

Application guidelines

Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter of no more than 1,000 words, including the costs of the centre to be visited.

Submissions should also include:

  • An up-to-date CV (maximum two pages)
  • A reference from your Training Programme Director
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Otology Section: Travel Grants

Prize

Up to £100 towards travel costs to attend an otology meeting at the RSM.

Submission deadline

Applications will be accepted up to two weeks before each otology meeting.

Open to

Trainee RSM members who live more than 50 miles from the RSM.

Application guidelines

Applicants should submit a letter of no more than two A4 pages in length detailing their expenses, and which meeting they would like to attend and why.

Apply by email: otology@rsm.ac.uk

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Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas Bursary

Prize

  • Up to three bursaries of £500, to attend an overseas meeting, covering the registration fee, travel and hotel costs

Submission deadline

Sunday 8 September 2019

Open to

RSM members with an interest in Paediatrics & Child Health.

Application guidelines

Applicants should complete the submission form providing:

  • A brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend, including title, dates and venue
  • A 500-word summary outlining why you wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit your work with clinical teams
  • A list of conferences attended, both national and international in the past five years
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