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Bill Bowman Prize

This biennial prize supports the professional development of early career, non-clinical members. Recipients are awarded with £500, a lecture at a Society meeting, and up to £5,000 in travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses to support a 3-week research visit to Australasia - supported by BPS & ASCEPT.

The next award will be in 2024.


  • Non-clinical pharmacologist, within five years of the award of a PhD (excluding significant career breaks) and in a non-tenured position
  • Member for at least two years
  • Applicants are expected to find host institution(s) for the visit in advance of submission
  • Based outside of Australasia and expected to qualify for a visa
  • Applications are subject to the Awards Terms and Conditions
  • The Society is committed to increasing the diversity of its award recipients. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups


Candidates will be assessed on their published work, lecture summary, research proposal and potential benefit to the applicant from exposure to overseas research activity.


To apply, upload one PDF containing:
  • One page CV
  • Full list of publications by the candidate, including journal impact factor and number of citations
  • Lecture summary (one page using Arial 11 and Moderate margins)
  • Proposal summarising the focus of the research visit (using SMART objectives; one page using Arial 11 and Moderate margins
  • Letter from the host institute(s), confirming that they have agreed to host the applicant for the duration of the visit
Past winners

Published: in Lectureship

Bill Bowman

This award is named in honour of Professor Bill Bowman, who established the Department of Pharmacology at the new University of Strathclyde in 1966.

Recent winners

  • 2022 – Shelby Barnett; Cristina Pérez-Ternero 
  • 2020 – Mark Soave
  • 2018 – Caroline Copeland
  • 2017 – Aisah Aubdool
  • 2016 – Nicholas Kirkby
  • 2014 – Alexis Bailey
  • 2012 – Emma Robinson, Kathryn Yuill