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Bülbring Award

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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.

Deadline for applications is 17 March 2022.

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


  • A member for at least two years
  • A six-month career break within the last 18 months
  • Published at least two first author papers in the field of pharmacology
  • Be on, or aiming for, an academic career track
  • Be in full or part-time employment with at least six months remaining on their current contract
  • Be supported by a letter from the grant or fund holder which pays the applicants salary (non-tenured positions)
  • 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


To apply, upload one PDF containing:

  • a brief CV detailing career break with dates (max. two pages)
  • ​full list of publications
  • a breakdown summary of how the award will be used, including anticipated costs (max. one page).
  • letter from the grant holder (max. one 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.

Bülbring Award

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

Recent winners

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