Annual Prizes and Awards

Prizes and Awards


Lifetime Achievement Award

This is a major award, launched by BAP in 1998. It is presented annually to an individual in recognition of the following three criteria:

  1. Lifetime achievement in psychopharmacology with an international recognition of contribution and impact.
  2. Major contribution to British psychopharmacology (though the candidate does not have to be British).
  3. Support for, and contributions to, the British Association for Psychopharmacology

Criteria 1 and 2 are essential; criterion 3 is desirable. There are no age limits, nor regarding whether the person is still active in the field or retired.

  • Those serving on BAP Council are not eligible. They will become eligible three years after leaving Council.
  • Those currently serving on the BAP Governance Panel are not eligible.
  • Self-nominations are not permitted.

Applications are now closed. The winner will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


Outstanding Contribution Award

This award recognises and honours BAP members or staff who have made exceptional contributions to the BAP in, for example, advocacy, clinical practice, citizenship, teaching and knowledge translation or any such relevant area and whose exceptional service merits special recognition. The recipient will usually have been a long-standing member of the BAP but not necessarily a regular attendee at the annual meeting. The recipient will be invited to the annual meeting to receive a medal, certificate and complimentary registration and finance to cover travel and accommodation for up to two nights to attend the conference at which they will receive the award. The award will be announced at the conference annual dinner, but the recipient will not be expected to deliver an address.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


BAP Psychopharmacology Awards

The BAP Psychopharmacology Awards are awarded annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical psychopharmacology. Previous winners have gone on to become internationally-recognised experts in their field. Applications are reviewed by a panel of BAP Officers/Council Members, and the Awards (Certificate and £750) are awarded at the conference dinner at the annual Summer Meeting.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


Summer Meeting Poster Prizes

Four Prizes are awarded at the annual Summer Meeting, two for clinical and two for non-clinical posters.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


President's Poster Prizes

Two Prizes are awarded to BAP Training Members at the annual Summer Meeting, reviewed by the BAP President.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


Hannah Steinberg BAP Conference Bursary

Thanks to the generosity of the late Professor Hannah Steinberg (who was one of the founding Members of BAP) and the Wolfson Foundation, BAP is pleased to award an annual bursary to support attendance at the Summer Meeting by a post-graduate student who is a Training Member of BAP.

Applications are now closed. The winner will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


RCPsych/BAP Poster Prizes

The Psychopharmacology Committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists supports two poster prizes. These will be awarded to posters which report psychopharmacological research directly relevant to clinical psychiatric practice, or in the area of clinical audit or case series illustrating an important psychopharmacological observation. We particularly encourage submissions from trainee psychiatrists with an interest in this area.

Applications are now closed. Winners will be announced at the Summer Meeting.


BAP Undergraduate Awards

Launched in 2006, the BAP Undergraduate Awards are awarded to the best psychopharmacology submissions (abstract, summary statement, poster) at the annual summer meeting by undergraduate students.

The Awards provide undergraduates with the experience of attending a national scientific meeting and encourage young psychopharmacologists to pursue a research active career.

Closing Date: 24th April 2020

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Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries

Professor Rob Kerwin was instrumental in advising, supporting and acting as mentor for numerous people early in their careers in psychopharmacology. To commemorate this, the Council of the British Association for Psychopharmacology introduced annual bursaries in 2008, to be awarded in his name.

Closing Date: 24th April 2020

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BAP Public Communication Prizes

The BAP Public Communication Prizes are awarded annually to reward excellence in both clinical and non-clinical science communication to the public in the area of psychopharmacology.

Closing Date: 31st May 2020

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