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 1 October 2018
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 2019 and 30 June 2020.

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 Tuesday 4 December 2018.

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

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize

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Submission deadline: Thursday 31 May 2019
Meeting date: Wednesday 11 September 2019
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.

 

 

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

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 April 2019
Meeting date: Thursday 16 May 2019
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
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 the applicant to develop their new media skills which relate to the subject of maternity 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
  • 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
  • A summary of how the bursary will be spent
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting listed above.

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

 

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Luke Zander research support bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 21 October 2018
Meeting date: Wednesday 21 November 2018
Bursary: £500 and a year’s membership to the RSM if you are a student or money deducted from the membership fee.  
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 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.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • Submit 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  listed above.

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

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

 

Maternity & the Newborn Forum: Wendy Savage travel bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 3 February 2019
Meeting date: Tuesday 5 March 2019
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.  
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 honour Wendy Savage, a long standing member of the Forum and an innovator in maternity care. The bursary is to enable the applicant to attend a conference to present a paper based on their research in the field of maternity care or care of the newborn.

Entrants will need to submit the following:

  • A paper of no more than 750 words that will be presented at the conference (this can be in draft format)
  • 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)
  • An up to date CV

The bursary winner will be invited to present at the Maternity and the Newborn Forum Section meeting listed above.

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 

 

 

 

Oncology Section: The Vanessa Moss prize

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Submission deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018
Meeting date: Monday 19 November 2018
Prize: £250 for the winner of the oral presentation 

Open to: Any scientist or health care professional working in a non - governmental organisation in the field of global cancer control

We would like to invite submission of abstracts describing a piece of collaborative research, in which the applicant has been significantly involved, in the field of global cancer control focusing on the benefit to people living in low - middle income countries (as identified by the world bank group).

  • The work can be clinical or scientific in nature
  • The work may have been previously published or presented, but not before 2017
  • Word limit: 400 words including background, methods, results and discussion

The judging panel will include oncologists and experts in the field of global cancer care, who will consider the originality and impact of the work on the quality of care for patients with cancer in low-middle income countries.

The winner is required to attend the 'Building collaborations in global cancer care: From fragile conflict ecosystems to emerging economies' meeting on Monday 19 November 2018 and their travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by the Oncology Section.

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

 

Orthopaedics Section: William Bodey travelling fellowship

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Submission deadline: Sunday 2 December 2018
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 2019.

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 2019.

The winning candidate is expected to give a short presentation on their fellowship at the annual Christmas lecture and President's prize evening on Friday 6 December 2019.

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

Paediatrics & Child Health Section: Overseas bursary

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Submission deadline: Sunday 23 September 2018
Meeting date: TBC
Bursary: Up to 3 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   

 

Roundup of prizes and award winners

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