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Pickford Award

This award provides career enhancing opportunities for early career 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 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
  • 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
  • Not in a tenured position
  • If you have a fellowship you must include justification to why your current award does not cover your project or visit. 
  • 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


Upload one PDF (using Arial 11 and Moderate margins) including:

  • Brief CV (up to two pages)
  • ​Full list of publications, including journal impact factor and number of citations
  • Summary of how the award will be used, including a breakdown of costs (up to two pages)
  • Letter of support from the grant or fund holder which pays the applicants salary

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

Published: in Prizes and awards

Recent winners

  • 2021 – Samantha Cooper
  • 2020 – Isra Marei
  • 2019 – Aisah Aubdool
  • 2018 – Nura Mohamed