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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.

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B├╝lbring Award

31 May 2021

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

BPS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Prize, sponsored by AstraZeneca

28 Feb 2021

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.

Lilly Prize

28 Feb 2021

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.

Pickford Award

28 Feb 2021

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

28 Feb 2021

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

Sir James Black Award for Contributions to Drug Discovery

28 Feb 2021

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.

Vane Medal

28 Feb 2021

This biennial prize rewards outstanding contributions to pharmacology. Winners receive a medal and £2,000 and have the opportunity to present a lecture at Pharmacology 2021.

Vogt Prize

28 Feb 2021

This prize rewards excellence in postgraduate studies. Winners will receive £500.

WDM Paton Historical Research Fund

28 Feb 2021

The WDM Paton Historical Research Fund was established jointly by Sir William Paton and the British Pharmacological Society to support the efforts of anyone who is studying some aspect of the history of pharmacology including ideas, techniques, equipment, etc. used in the development of experimental pharmacology. The fund is intended to cover travel costs, photocopying costs and similar expenses associated with a project. Expressions of interest should be sent to Paul Tizard, the Membership...

Wellcome Gold Medal

28 Feb 2021

This award recognises outstanding and sustained contributions to pharmacology. The winner will receive a medal and £2,000.