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Bülbring Award

This award supports members returning to work following a career break. Winners will receive up to £10,000. The award can be used to fund a short-term independent research project or a visit to another laboratory to learn a new technique.


Candidates will be assessed on their career to date and the strength of their project proposal.


  • Member for at least two years
  • Six-month career break within the last 18 months
  • Published at least two first author papers in the field of pharmacology
  • On, or aiming for, an academic career track
  • In full or part-time employment with at least six months remaining on their current contract
  • Supported by a letter from the grant or fund holder which pays the applicants salary (non-tenured positions)
  • Will have preferably presented at a Society meeting in the last three years.
  • The Society is committed to increasing the diversity of its award recipients. Excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, especially those from under-represented groups
  • Applications are subject to the Awards Terms and Conditions


You must complete the online form and upload a PDF including the following information. All documents must use Arial 11 and Moderate margins.

  • One page CV detailing career break with dates
  • ​Full list of publications
  • Summary of how the award will be used, including anticipated costs (1 page).
  • Letter from the grant holder (1 page)

Winners must submit a report within 12 months of receiving the award and update the Society on their career progress in the years following.

Deadline for applications: 17 March 2023.

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Edith Bülbring

This award is named in honour of Edith Bülbring the second ever woman to become a member of the British Pharmacological Society.

Recent winners

  • 2022 – Silvia Sposini 
  • 2020 – Natividad Garrido Mesa
  • 2019 – Blerina Ahmetaj-Shala
  • 2017 – Clare Parish