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Prizes, awards and grants

Our prizes, awards and grants recognise the contributions of our members to pharmacology in all its forms and throughout their careers.


B├╝lbring Award

31 May 2021

This award supports members returning to work following a career break. Winners will receive up to £10,000.

BPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Prize, sponsored by AstraZeneca

28 Feb 2021

This annual prize recognises members who are championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. A generous donation of £1,000 from AstraZeneca will go to the winners, who will also have the opportunity to communicate their contribution.

Dunlop Prize Lectureship

28 Feb 2021

This prize supports the professional development of early career clinical members. Winners will receive a prize of £500 plus expenses to support up two lectures.

Lilly Prize

28 Feb 2021

This prize recognises longstanding leadership in clinical pharmacology. The winner will receive £2,000 and be given the opportunity to give a lecture at a Society meeting.

Pickford Award

28 Feb 2021

This award provides career enhancing opportunities for members. Winners will receive up to £10,000 to fund a short term project or visit to a laboratory to learn a new technique.

Rang Prize

28 Feb 2021

This annual prize recognises excellence in teaching. Winners will receive £1,000.

Sir James Black Award for Contributions to Drug Discovery

28 Feb 2021

This award recognises the achievements of pharmacologists who have discovered a new drug or a new use for an existing drug. The winner(s) will receive £2,000.

Vacation Studentships

28 Feb 2021

This studentship encourages undergraduates to take pharmacology as a specialism. Winners will receive up to £1,850 to help cover living costs during a research project.

Vane Medal

28 Feb 2021

This biennial prize rewards outstanding contributions to pharmacology. Winners receive a medal and £2,000 and have the opportunity to present a lecture at Pharmacology 2021.

Vogt Prize

28 Feb 2021

This prize rewards excellence in postgraduate studies. Winners will receive £500.