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Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship 2017

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:07

The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science.

The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as:

  • molecular and cellular biology
  • imaging technology
  • psychiatry
  • health sciences

The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.

The winner of this prize will be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.

Researchers must be under the age of 45 on the application closing date (as per the terms of the original bequest), and must be a member or fellow of RCP London.

Further information, including details of how to apply, may be found on the RCP website:

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March 2017

Dame Sheila Sherlock travelling fellowships

Friday, 23 September 2016 13:12

The fellowships offer consultants and trainees the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available, covering a period of 1 month each, and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

How to apply

Please email your completed application form and any supporting papers for the attention of the academic vice president to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Monday 16 January 2017. Application forms can be downloaded at the link below.

MRC - Explore your career options - Interactive career framework

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:50

The MRC’s interactive career framework is a very useful tool which allows researchers to look at career options in biomedical research.

The framework gives information on possible options for a career in biomedical research within academia and /or industry: the roles and routes displayed are illustrative and not exhaustive.

Further Information

HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 13:43

The HSJ Clinical Research Impact Award provides an opportunity to recognise and reward the inspirational work that is taking place across the NHS to make clinical research a core activity.

This award celebrates NHS organisations dedicated to furthering clinical research, ensuring advances quickly reach practice and improve care.

HSJ Website

Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network award scheme

Friday, 06 May 2016 09:38

The Royal College of Physicians and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network award scheme aims to recognise NHS trainees and consultants who are active in research.

The following awards are currently available:

- Five trainee awards of £500 per trainee

- Five consultant awards of £500 per consultant

Award presentations:

- Trainee award winners will be invited to attend the Royal College of Physicians new members ceremony on 14 September 2016.

- Consultant award winners will be invited to the Harveian Oration on 20 October 2016.

- The Royal College of Physicians will also invite a trainee and consultant awardee to present at their annual conference in 2017.

Eligibility:

- Applicants must be NHS clinicians (clinical academics are not eligible) and a member of the Royal College of Physicians.

- Clinicians can enter under one of two categories: Trainee / Consultant


Application forms must be received no later than midnight on 1 June 2016.

Further information and to apply

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