prizes and awards open to others

This is a complete list of awards and prizes open to any RSM member and non-members unless otherwise specified. If you need more information about an award listed here please contact the relevant Section Co-ordinator.

Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship

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Submission deadline: Monday 2 October 2017
Prize: £15,000
Open to: Fellows of the Royal Society of Medicine who are of specialist registrar or lecturer grade or equivalent or who are consultants within 3 years of their first consultant appointment.

The award is intended to cover expenses for travel abroad, to one or two centres, for a period of not less than six months, in pursuit of further study, research or clinical training relevant to the applicant’s current interests. 

Candidates will normally be expected to take up the Fellowship between 1 July 2018 and 30 June 2019.

Within this application form, the following must be included: 

  • Completed application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of current interests, including career objectives
  • Detailed proposal as to how the time abroad will be spent and where
  • Detailed analysis of likely costs of period abroad, and statement of need for funding
  • Names and contact details of two referees
  • Supporting statement(s) from the proposed host centre(s)
  • Confirmation that the applicant's employing authority will grant study leave if the application is successful (this is usually in the form of a supporting letter)

At the end of their Fellowship, the successful candidate(s) will be expected to provide a written report about the work undertaken during the tenure of the Fellowship and to present at an appropriate RSM educational meeting.

Interviews will be held for shortlisted candidates on 5 December 2017.

For more information, contact: joanna.rose@rsm.ac.uk

 

Emergency Medicine Section: Research and innovation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 9 December 2016
Meeting date: To be confirmed 
Prize: £500 
Open to: Anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of Emergency Medicine

Applications are invited from anyone carrying out original research or innovation in the field of emergency medicine. This could include equipment, software or management projects relevant to emergency medicine.

Applications should consist of a summary of the project, its relevance to emergency medicine and what the prize money would be spent on (max 800 words).
 
The winning applicant will be invited to present their work at a future meeting of the Emergency Medicine Section once the project is completed.

Marking guide:

  • Originality of research/innovation 0-5 marks
  • Quality of evidence/data 0-5 marks
  • Quality of product/ research 0-5 marks
  • Relevance to clinical practice 0-5 marks
  • Interest to audience at Section meeting 0-5 marks
    Max 25 marks
For more information, contact: emergency@rsm.ac.uk

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and CAIPE John Horder Award

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Submission deadline: Monday 1 May 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 14 June 2017
Prize: £1,500/£150

This year two separate prizes will be awarded:

1) A prize of £1,500 to an interprofessional team working within the primary health and social care community.

2) A prize of £150 to a prequalifying student from health and social care professions who has participated in interprofessional learning and working in the community

The award is being offered jointly by the General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, RSM and the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE).

Click here for more information or to apply

 

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: Monday 10 July 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 13 September 2017
Prize: £300
Word count: 2,500 - 3,000

Open to: GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care and patients with experiences from primary care.

Over the course of a three year rotation each of the following will be the theme for one year. 

1. An account of an audit or research project carried out in primary care.
2. A reflective account of a health consultation in your primary care practice.
3. A reflective account of an example of team working in primary care.

 

 

Geriatrics & Gerontology Section: Presidents Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 9 May 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Prize: One year's membership of the RSM
Open to: Students and practitioners of medicine, nursing, social care and allied healthcare professionals within 5 years of qualification 

The Geriatrics & Gerontology Section invites students and practitioners within 5 years of qualification to submit an entry for the annual President’s essay prize.

The essay, a literature review and discussion, should be maximum 3000 words (excluding references) on any aspect of ageing or the health and care of older people.

The most successful candidate will be awarded one year’s membership of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

This years prize will be open for submission in due course.

For more information, contact: geriatrics@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Global Health: Global ageing poster presentation prize

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Submission deadline: Friday 10 March 2017
Meeting date: Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Prize: First prize of £200
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

Submit an abstract of no more than 250 words outlining the nature and purpose of your poster presentation.

Abstracts should be clearly structured and can describe original research, a literature review or case study relating to one of the topics addressed at the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities meeting on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

All shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the entire conference where their poster will also be presented. All presenters will receive a certificate and first prize will be awarded by a panel of judges.

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

 

Global Health: Global ageing travel bursary prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Prize: 4 prizes of up to £1200 to cover accommodation and overseas travel to the RSM. Winners will receive a free place to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017
Open to: This prize is open to students, trainees and 'other' for all healthcare, allied health and other health professionals. RSM members and Non-members are welcome to apply.

This travel bursary is to support overseas delegates who wish to attend the Global ageing: Challenges and opportunities conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday 24 – Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Applicants must submit a statement of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend and how it will benefit their career.  An up-to-date CV, an endorsement letter and a summary of travel costs should also be provided.

Should you have any technical difficulties with uploading the required documents for this prize, please email them as attachments to globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk

For more information, contact: globalhealth@rsm.ac.uk.

 

Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section: President's Prize

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Submission deadline: Submissions for this academic year have now closed. 2018 submission deadline to be confirmed.
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Prize: 1st prize = £300, 2nd prize = £200, poster prize = £100 
Open to: Trainee Healthcare Professionals and Undergraduate or Graduate Research Students, working in clinical practice or in basic or clinical research in any area of medicine or science related to the remit of the Lipids, Metabolism and Vascular Risk.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are welcomed for original research, audit, survey, case report or case series undertaken by the applicant in the field of lipids, metabolism & vascular risk.

Submissions will be judged and the top 8 shortlisted submissions will be invited to present their work at Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting on Friday 9 September. Delegates will also be invited to produce an A1 poster to be judged on the day.

At this meeting all presentations will be scored again and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded by the President at the end of the meeting.

Please note: Candidates should ensure they are available on the meeting for the Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting.

Successful shortlisted applicants will be notified. 

For more information, contact: lipids@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Basil Lee bursary for innovation in communication

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Submission deadline: Sunday 26 March 2017
Meeting date: Tuesday 16 May 2017
Bursary: £500 and a year’s free RSM membership
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. 

This bursary is to enable students, trainees and other professionals who are registered in the UK to develop their new media skills which relates to the subject of maternity.
 
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.
  • The innovative way itself - 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.
  • An up to date CV

The winner will be invited to present at the Maternity & the Newborn Forum Section meeting on Tuesday 16 May 2017.

For further information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM 
Open to: All UK registered medical students, trainees and professionals (allied health/healthcare professionals, and others)

This bursary is to honour Luke Zander a founding member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable healthcare professionals, students and others who are registered in the UK as a student to progress their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit a summary of their current research and how the prize money will be spent if awarded (750 words maximum) as well as an up to date CV.

The winner will be invited to present at the next Maternity & the newborn forum section meeting, the date is yet to be confirmed.

For more information, contact: maternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: To be confirmed
Meeting date: To be confirmed
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
Open to: Maternity healthcare professionals and students or obstetric students and trainees registered in the UK

This bursary is to honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum.

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
 taking place on Thursday 23 March 2017.

For more information, contactmaternity@rsm.ac.uk

 

Orthopaedics Section: William Bodey travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: 2017 date to be confirmed
Meeting date: n/a
Prize: Up to a maximum value of £3000 to cover travel and accommodation expenses
Open to:  Orthopaedic trainees and consultants working in the field of Orthopaedics

 

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 2018.

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 2018.

For more information, contact: orthopaedics@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas bursary

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Submission deadline: Monday 4 September 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Bursary: Up to 5 bursaries will be available per year - covering the registration fee plus a contribution of £500 towards travel and hotel costs
Open to: Current RSM Paediatrics & Child Health Section members of all grades

These bursaries are designed to enable Paediatric Consultants and trainees to attend an overseas meeting.

Applicants should complete the submission form - detailing:

  • a brief description of the overseas conference they wish to attend– including title, dates  and venue
  • a brief summary of no more than 500 words outlining why they wish to attend the conference and how will it benefit the work of their clinical teams
  • the conferences attended (both national and international) in the past 5 years

Priority will be given to Paediatric Consultants in clinical practices who have not attended an overseas meeting in the past 5 years. 

In the event that an applicant is awarded a travel bursary by another organisation the applicant must withdraw their application to the RSM.

The bursary funds will be awarded after the successful candidate has returned from the conference and provided a report of their experiences of the conference; particularly focussing on how it will influence their clinical practice and how they have shared their experience / learning with their clinical teams. The reports will be uploaded to the Paediatrics & Child Health Section page on the RSM website and, if appropriate winners may be invited to speak at a relevant Section meeting to present “Highlights of the (relevant) conference”. 

For more info contact Andrea Török: paediatrics@rsm.ac.uk   

 

Palliative Care Section: Call for abstracts for People who care: Relationships at the end of life

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Submission deadline: Thursday 15 June 2017
Meeting date: Friday 6 October 2017
Open to: All medical students, trainees and professionals who have completed research in palliative and end of life care
Prize: Certificate

Abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation are welcomed on research in palliative and end of life care.  
 
Whilst abstracts relevant to the meeting topic are more likely to be chosen for oral presentation, we welcome submissions on any subject in palliative and end of life care. 
 

For more information, contact: palliative@rsm.ac.uk 

 

 

 

RFS Chairman's prize: So you want to be a doctor?

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Submission deadline: Saturday 30 September 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 7 December 2017
Prize: £300 RSM Student award; £300 Retired Fellow award
Open to: RSM Student members, final year students who qualify in September 2017 and members of the Retired Fellow's Society.

The Retired Fellow's Society invites essay submissions of no more that 2,500 words, with the theme and title of 'So you want to be a doctor?'. Submitters may be from any clinical specialty but should state their particular specialty in the title of their essay e.g. 'So you want to be a doctor?: General practice'.

Submissions will be judged by a panel convened by the RFS Committee.
 
Successful and shortlisted applicants may be asked to précis their essay for inclusion in the RFS Newsletter. 

For more information, contact: rfs@rsm.ac.uk

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Kovacs Travelling Fellowship

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Submission deadline: This prize will not be held in the 16/17 academic year
Meeting date: N/A
Prize: Up to £2,000 and the successful candidates will be expected to visit clinical or academic units in the USA in Autumn 2014. After returning, the fellow will be expected to give a short paper about the visit at a suitable meeting of the Section.
Open to: Candidates should be active in the field of rheumatology within the United Kingdom and Ireland but need not be medically qualified. There is no age limit but preference will be given to those in training grades or within five years of a consultant appointment.

Abstracts should be submitted on a topic of the candidate's choice in the field of rheumatology but must fall within the following categories of clinical cases, audits or research presentation. Abstracts should be submitted along with your curriculum vitae and candidates will be expected to outline the benefits that would derive from the Travelling Fellowship. Candidates may submit more than one paper however if successful only your highest scoring paper can be presented.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Barbara Ansell Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 9 February 2017
Meeting date: Thursday 9 March 2017
Prize: 1st: £200, 2nd: £100
Open to: Rheumatology specialist registrars and research fellows

Subject matter may include case series, or individual case reports and should be no more than 300 words in length (excluding title and affiliations). Up to 4 abstracts will be selected, each for a 15 minute presentation.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Section: Eric Bywaters Prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 9 April 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Prize: 1st: £200
Open to: Rheumatology specialist registrars and research fellows

The abstract should be no more than 300 words relating to the subject of clinical or laboratory research. Up to four of the best abstracts will be selected for a ten-minute oral presentation with an additional five minutes for discussion.

For more information, contact: rheumatology@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Surgery Section: Cancer short papers prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 12 February 2017
Meeting date: Wednesday 8 March 2017
Prize: Oral presentation: £250 and Poster: £100
Open to: All trainees, students and PAMs

Trainees, students and PAMs are invited to submit an abstract on any gastrointestinal cancer topic. Abstracts will be shortlisted to present at the ‘Gastrointestinal cancer study day’ meeting of the Sections of Surgery, Coloproctology and Gastroenterology & Hepatology on Wednesday 8 March 2017 for the chance to win £250. The remaining abstracts will be invited to present a poster on their work for the chance to win £100. 

Abstracts should be 250 words (max) and should include the title, background, aims, methods, results and discussion/conclusion but do not need to include references, figures or tables. 

For more information, contact: surgery@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Telemedicine & eHealth Section prize for innovation

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Submission deadline: Friday 28 April 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: £500 plus membership of the RSM for one year
Open to: All members of the RSM, non-members, all grades and all students

Abstracts (of no more than 500 words) are invited to describe an innovation in the adoption of telemedicine, telecare or eHealth in one of the following areas and must include the role played by the applicant:

  • District or community care
  • Social care 
  • Primary care
  • Hospital care
  • IT infrastructure for health and/or care services

The winner of the prize will be expected to give an oral presentation at a Section meeting and submit a paper for publication in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 

For more information, contact: telemedicine@rsm.ac.uk 

 

Trainees Section: Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine prize 2017

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Submission deadline: Sunday 1 October 2017
Meeting date: TBC
Prize: Prize: 1st prize: £100, book and certificate, 2nd prize: RSM certificate
Open to: All medically qualified trainees and professionals, who have taken part in expedition and humanitarian medicine (includes GPs and Consultants)

Submissions of no more than 500 words are invited about experiences in expedition and humanitarian medicine. The submission should cover:

  • What you have done
  • What you have learnt through the experience
  • How it will change your clinical practice in the future
     
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a brief oral presentation at the Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine meeting in June, where the winner will be decided and announced.
Please note: Applicants are required to be available to present if shortlisted at the Opportunities in humanitarian and expedition medicine meeting 2017
 
For more information, contact: trainees@rsm.ac.uk 

 

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