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BPS-ASCEPT Outstanding Early Career Investigator

Published: 31 Dec 2020 in Prizes and awards

This award was established by the British Pharmacological Society and the Australasian Society for Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) to provide a significant career-enhancing opportunity by:

  • Offering a three-week visit to Australia for post-PhD, early-career researchers.
  • Supporting participants’ accommodation, international and domestic travel, and subsistence during this time (up to £5,000)


  • Quality of the research proposal
  • Potential benefit to the applicant from exposure to overseas research activity


  • an author an intended presenter of an abstract at Pharmacology
  • a member for at least two years
  • must be within 5 years of the award of a PhD
  • in a non-tenured position
  • Is expected to qualify for an Australian visa
  • the Society is committed to increasing the diversity of its award recipients. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups


Authors of accepted absracts will be contacted by the Society and advised of the application process.

Recent winners

  • 2020 - Rob Hill
  • 2019 - Gareth Purvis; Janet Sluggett
  • 2018 - Jennifer Deuis; Robert Laprairie
  • 2017 - Chantal Donovan; Jennifer Stott
  • 2016 - Jennifer Batson; Chengxue Helena Qin
  • 2015 - Jane Carland; Leigh Stoddart