Sir Colin Dollery Clinical Pharmacology Training Award

This award was established to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Colin Dollery. Its aim is to support the discipline of Clinical Pharmacology by encouraging medical students to pursue Clinical Pharmacology as a specialty and increasing basic pharmacology skills for medical students pursuing a career path within industry.

The award

A cost of living bursary of £6,000. Up to 3 awards are available each year.


  • Open to 3rd or 4th year medical students studying in the UK and internationally
  • Must be registered to study for an intercalated degree commencing in 2024
  • The degree must have strong pharmacology or industry components
  • Research and Taught degrees will be considered
  • Applicants should apply for free undergraduate membership in advance. The supervisor need not be a BPS member
  • Only one application per supervisor will be considered each year.
  • Applications are subject to the Awards Terms and Conditions


  • Motivation for studying for the degree and applying for this specific award
  • Academic record


Upload the following information in one PDF. The motivation statement and the supervisor statement, must each not exceed one page and use Arial 11 and Moderate margins:

  • Motivation statement
  • Full academic transcript 
  • Statement from the supervisor confirming that funds are available to cover research costs, if applicable

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2024.

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Published: 22 Apr 2024 in Prizes and awards

Sir Colin Dollery

This award is
named in honour of Sir Colin Dollery, an Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society who sadly passed away in December 2020. Sir Colin was a pioneer of clinical pharmacology and this award recognises his substantial contribution to the subject and to the BPS.

Learn more about Sir Colin's life and work in this interview between him and Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed from 2018.