Awards and bursaries

Awards and bursaries are awarded on an annual basis. Details of deadlines are on the individual pages for each category of award.

The CMHP Annual Travel Bursary

Our prestigious travel bursary is awarded for clinical or practice research in Psychiatric Pharmacy. Applicants must be associate or full members of the College of Mental Health Pharmacy. The prize is £1,500 sponsorship to attend a major international conference of the winner’s choice. Further details

The CMHP Undergraduate Research Award

The award is for projects undertaken in mental health by undergraduate pharmacy students. The award will include attendance at the College’s annual conference with accommodation and reasonable travel costs included, plus a chance for the recipient to present their work as a poster at the conference. The award will be made to a winner and runner up. Further details

The CMHP Pre-Registration Pharmacist Award

This award is for projects undertaken in mental health by pre-registration pharmacy students. The award will include attendance at the College’s annual conference, with accommodation and reasonable travel costs, plus a chance for the recipient to present their work as a poster at the conference. The award also includes two years' CMHP membership. The award will be made to a winner and runner up. Further details

The Pharmacy Technician Research Award

This award is for pharmacy technicians completing a research or audit project in their foundation courses and/or early years of practice (within their first five years). The award includes attendance at the College’s annual conference, with accommodation and reasonable travel costs included plus two years' membership to the College. The award will be made to a winner and runner up. Further details

The CMHP Research Bursary Award

The College supports research for the benefit of service users. Projects which contribute to enhancing the quality of care with psychiatric medicines, through improving pharmaceutical services or ensuring safe and effective use of medicines, will be considered. The award will be for up to £5000 to support small projects led by a full or associate member of the CMHP. The judging panel may decide to award the total amount to one project or to one or more smaller projects. Further details

Education bursaries

Each year the College allocates funding to support postgraduate study for pharmacists and technicians working in mental health. Successful candidates receive £300 towards the educational qualification and past successful applicants include: Psych 1 and Psych 2, postgraduate certificates or diplomas, MSc or PhDs which have a significant focus on mental health. The bursary can be paid directly to the individual (if self-funding) or to your employer. Further details

CMHP Hardship Fund

The College hardship fund exists to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians or pharmacy students who are in financial distress to attend a CMHP educational event for free. Applications are also invited for annual membership to be provided free of charge. Further details