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Prizes, awards and grants

Our prizes, awards and grants recognise the contributions of our members to pharmacology in all its forms and throughout their careers.


BPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Prize, sponsored by AstraZeneca

This annual prize recognises members who are championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. A generous donation of £1,000 from AstraZeneca will go to the winners, who will also have the opportunity to communicate their contribution.

BPS-ASCEPT Outstanding Early Career Investigator

This award provides a significant career-enhancing opportunity. Winners will receive the offer of a three week visit to Australia and up to £5,000 to cover costs of the trip.

B├╝lbring Award

This award supports members returning to work following a career break. Winners will receive up to £10,000.

Clinical Undergraduate Prize

This prize recognises the achievements of medical students studying pharmacology and clinical pharmacology. Winners will receive £100.

Drug Discovery of the Year

This prize rewards the achievements of teams of scientists who discover new drugs.

Grahame-Smith Prize

This biennial prize recognises outstanding contributions to clinical pharmacology. Winners will receive £1,000 and an invitation to give a lecture at a future meeting organised by the Society.

Lilly Prize

This prize recognises longstanding leadership in clinical pharmacology. The winner will receive £2,000 and be given the opportunity to give a lecture at a Society meeting.

Novartis Prize

This prize recognises the achievements in published research of members and is supported by a donation from Novartis. Winners will receive the equivalent of $3,000.

Pickford Award

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.

Rang Prize

This annual prize recognises excellence in teaching. Winners will receive £1,000.