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Due to a generous gift from the Gosling Estate, the Royal College of Psychiatrists would like to award the sum of £5000 each to two Psychiatry trainees specifically for the purpose of enabling them to complete a research project in the area of Neuropsychiatry as part of their psychiatry training programme. The award can be used for anything that is directly needed for the research project, as justified in the application.

Applications will be judged against the following criteria:

  • The academic achievements shown by the candidate to date, based upon their CV and references.
  • The academic value of the proposed research project.
  • The future academic plans, and academic potential, of the candidate.

Prize:  2 prizes of £5,000 each

Frequency:  2 awards in 2015 and 2 awards in 2016

Eligible:  Applicants must hold the MRCPsych and can be at any stage of training on an Approved Psychiatry Training Scheme in the UK.


  • Applicants must work in the UK.
  • Applicants should submit their application - including the following - by email:

A 2-page CV including research experience, publications/presentations, career aims.
A 2-A4 page (Ariel 11 font) outline of their research project  which should include the following:

  • Aim of the project
  • A short background as to why the topic is important
  • Design and methods
  • Research outputs
  • How the work will enhance the applicant's career
  • Justification for how the money will be spent

A letter from the Research Supervisor should be included outlining the supervisory arrangements (including name of supervisors and verifying that they have agreed to supervise the work).

  • A panel convened by the Academic Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists will assess and (if necessary) interview the candidates.
  • As a condition of accepting the award the candidates are expected to present their work at the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists when completed.

Closing date:       31 May 2015

Submissions to: Chair, Academic Faculty

                                The Royal College of Psychiatrists



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