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Pickford Award

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This award provides career enhancing opportunities for members. Winners will receive up to £10,000 to fund a short term project or visit to a laboratory to learn a new technique.

Deadline for applications is 28 February 2021.

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  • A member for at least two years
  • Within the first six years of a PhD award, or part-time equivalent (allowing for career breaks)
  • 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
  • Not in a tenured position
  • Preferably have 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


To apply you must complete the online form and upload one PDF including:

  • a brief CV (up to two pages)
  • ​full list of publications, including journal impact factor and number of citations
  • a breakdown summary of how the award will be used, including a breakdown of costs

If you have a fellowship you must include justification to why your current award does not cover your project or visit. 

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

Recent winners

  • 2020 – Isra Marei
  • 2019 – Aisah Aubdool
  • 2018 – Nura Mohamed