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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.


Grahame-Smith Prize

29 Feb 2020

This biennial prize recognises outstanding contributions to research in clinical pharmacology. Winners will receive £1,000 and an invitation to give a lecture at Pharmacology 2020.

BSc Pharmacology Prize

31 Aug 2019

This prize celebrates final year BSc and MSci students at universities in the UK and Ireland. Winners will receive £500.

Student Contribution to Pharmacology

01 Jul 2019

This prize recognises students' contributions to pharmacology.

Schachter Award

30 Jun 2019

This award supports postgraduate members to visit a laboratory to learn a new technique. Winners will receive up to £1,850 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and food.

B├╝lbring Award

31 May 2019

This prize supports members in enhancing training opportunities following a career break. Winners will receive up to £10,000.

Rang Prize

31 May 2019

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

Lilly Prize

22 Mar 2019

This prize recognises longstanding leadership in clinical pharmacology. The winner will receive £2,000 and will deliver a lecture at our annual meeting.

Novartis Prize

22 Mar 2019

This biennial prize recognises the achievements in research of members. Winners will receive $3,000.

Pickford Award

22 Mar 2019

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.

Sir James Black Award for Contributions to Drug Discovery

22 Mar 2019

This award recognises the achievements of pharmacologists who have discovered a new drug or a new use for an existing drug. The winner(s) will receive £2,000.