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.


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.


BAP Psychopharmacology Awards

2020 Winners: Alessandra Borsini, Nathan Huneke and Gemma Modinos
2020 Winners: Alessandra Borsini, Nathan Huneke and Gemma Modinos

The 2020 BAP Psychopharmacology Awards were awarded to:

Dr Alessandra Borsini (King’s College London)

Dr Nathan Huneke (University of Southampton)

Dr Gemma Modinos (King’s College London)


Summer Meeting Poster Prizes

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

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Meeting there will be no poster prizes awarded for 2020.


President's Poster Prizes

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

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Meeting there will be no poster prizes awarded for 2020.


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.

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Meeting there will be no bursary awarded for 2020.


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.

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Meeting there will be no poster prizes awarded for 2020.


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.

Due to the cancellation of the Summer Meeting there will be no undergraduate awards for 2020.


Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries

2020 Winners: Maria Nettis, Ellis Onwordi and Zuzanna Zajkowska
2020 Winners: Maria Nettis, Ellis Onwordi and Zuzanna Zajkowska

The 2020 Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursaries were awarded to:

Dr Maria Nettis (King's College London)

Dr Ellis Onwordi (Imperial College London)

Dr Zuzanna Zajkowska (King's College London)


BAP Public Communication Prizes

2020 Winner: Chandni Hindocha
2020 Winner: Chandni Hindocha

The 2020 BAP Public Communication Prizes were awarded to:

Dr Chandni Hindocha (University College London)

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