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Now open – the 2021 Pharmacology Matters Writing Competition for early career pharmacologists

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Published: 24 Mar 2021


We are pleased to announce that the third annual Pharmacology Matters Writing Competition for early career pharmacologists* is now open.

If you are looking to develop your writing skills, share your science with a diverse audience and build your profile within the global pharmacology community, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for informative, entertaining, and thoughtful articles on any pharmacology-related topic which you think is relevant to the public. 

The winning article will be published in Pharmacology Matters magazine. The winner will also receive a year’s complimentary membership to the British Pharmacological Society.

Articles should be no longer than 1000 words and aimed at a public audience. Feel free to include images and figures, but remember these must be understandable by a non-specialist audience. Any references should be added as hyperlinks to the relevant text.

The closing date is 8pm on Friday 14 May 2021. Please submit your entry as a Word document along with any image files, using the link below. The entries will be judged anonymously by a panel of judges. If you have any questions, then please get in touch.

Submit your article here

We look forward to seeing your entries, good luck!


Take a look at our previous winning articles:


Of Fangs and Pharmacology: A Deadly Cure for Heart Disease

by Josh Dignam

Josh Dignam (now an Editor of Pharmacology Matters) explains in his winning 2019 article how snake venom can help us to develop new medicines.

Read the article



Age is just a number – if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter: Dawn of senotherapeutics

by Anitha Nair

What is ageing and what can we do about it? Our 2020 prize winner Anitha Nair explores anti-ageing drugs known as senotherapeutics.

Read the article

*our definition of an early career pharmacologist:

Clinical pharmacologists: Registrars in Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (usually ST3s and above) registered for Higher Medical Training in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and those in comparable training schemes (including PhD schemes) elsewhere in the world.

All undergraduate, postgraduate and recent graduates studying or working in a field relating to pharmacology, no more than 7 years following final degree (be that BSc, MSC, PhD or equivalent), excluding career breaks.


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