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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.


Grahame-Smith Prize

28 Feb 2022

This biennial prize recognises outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology. Winners will receive £1,000 and an invitation to give a lecture at a future meeting organised by the Society.

Clinical Undergraduate Prize

31 Jul 2021

This prize recognises the achievements of medical students studying pharmacology and clinical pharmacology. Winners will receive £100.

Bill Bowman Prize Lectureship

28 Feb 2021

This biennial prize supports professional development of early career, non-clinical members. Winners will receive £500 plus expenses to support two-three lectures in the UK and Ireland.

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 will deliver a lecture at our annual meeting.

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.

Vogt Prize

28 Feb 2021

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