HealthWatch Student Prize

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HealthWatch is the charity that has been promoting science and integrity in healthcare since 1991.

This year’s student prize competition for critical appraisal of clinical research protocols is now open.

There are two first prizes of £500 each, one for medical and dental students and one for students of nursing, midwifery and professions allied to medicine. Up to 5 runner-up prizes of £100 will be awarded in each class.

Prize winners will be invited to attend the HealthWatch Annual General Meeting in October to receive their prizes.

The competition consists of four hypothetical research protocols: your task is to rank the protocols in order from that most likely to provide a reliable answer to the stated aims of the trial to that least likely to do so. You then have to explain your ranking in no more than 600 words.

Entries must be received by 30 June 2017.

Find out more here.

British Association of Dermatologists Undergraduate Awards

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The following undergraduate awards are being offered by British Association of Dermatologists:

Elective Prize/Project Grants: 9 x £500

Deadline: 6 January (2 awards) and 6 May (7 awards) each year

Up to 9 grants of £500 each are available, to undergraduate medical students at UK or Irish universities, who will be undertaking a research project related to dermatology or skin biology or an elective in the UK or an overseas dermatology department. Applications must be made before the start of the elective /project period.

Essay Prize: £500 and 3 x £250

Deadline: 6 January each year

The BAD annually sets an essay title on a topic related to dermatology and offers prizes of £500 for the winning essay and three runners-up prizes of £250. The essay should be no more than 2,500 words long. The prize is open to any undergraduate medical student studying at a university in the UK or Ireland.

Intercalated Degree Grant: 2 x £3,000

Deadline: 6 May each year

Two grants of £3,000 are available to assist an UK or Irish undergraduate medical student with an intercalated degree which includes a project that is relevant to dermatology and/or skin biology. As the grant is awarded in the middle of an academic year, applications will be accepted for projects ongoing through that academic year or for projects to be carried out in the next academic year.

NIHR/BAD Travel Bursaries: 6 x £500

Research Taster/Visit Bursaries: 6 x £500

Deadline: January each year

The NIHR and the BAD also offer Travel Bursaries to attend a key dermatology scientific meeting and Research Taster Visit Bursaries to enable someone who is thinking about doing dermatology research or somebody at a relatively early stage of their research career to visit a research department to get a taste of research in that department or to initiate further research collaborations.

Applicants do not have to be BAD members to apply.

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF DERMATOLOGISTS Undergraduate Awards

BHMA Student Essay Prize

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Applications are open for the British Holistic Medical Association 2017 student prize. For more details, see below. Essays are to be submitted to thulitara@gmail.com.

MWF Katherine Branson Essay Prize – Now Open!

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The Katherine Branson Student Essay Prize is now open!

Lasker Essay Contest 2017

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The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.

The Foundation seeks essays of 800 words or less on the following topic:

Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed and more supportive of biomedical research endeavors.

We kindly ask for your assistance to spread the word about this contest, and to invite students and fellows from your institution to participate in it. The 2017 Essay Contest is open to international applicants, including those from programs outside the U.S.

Deadline for submitting essays is Monday, April 3, 2017.

First-place award is $10,000 and an expense-paid trip (economy class travel and one-night hotel stay) to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners (on September 15, 2017). Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. All monetary prizes are to be used towards educational expenses.

For more information, including eligibility and prizes, and to learn about previous winners, please visit the Lasker Essay Contest website.