Society Of Endocrinology Undergraduate Essay Prize

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Submission deadline: Tuesday 10 April 2018
Meeting date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
Prize: 1st prize = £300, 2nd prize = £200, poster prize = £100 
Open to: Trainee healthcare professionals and undergraduate or graduate research students, working in clinical practice or in basic or clinical research in any area of medicine or science related to the remit of the lipids, metabolism and vascular risk.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are welcomed for original research, audit, survey, case report or case series undertaken by the applicant in the field of lipids, metabolism & vascular risk.

Submissions will be judged and the top 8 shortlisted submissions will be invited to present their work at Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting on Tuesday 8 May 2018 Delegates will also be invited to produce an A1 poster to be judged on the day.

At this meeting all presentations will be scored again and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes awarded by the President at the end of the meeting.

Candidates should ensure they are available on Tuesday 8 May 2018 for the Lipids, Metabolism & Vascular Risk Section President's Prize meeting.

Successful shortlisted applicants will be notified. 

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Undergraduate Achievement Award

To encourage excellence in the study of endocrinology by recognising outstanding work from undergraduate students.

Students are nominated by their departments for a specific endocrine-related piece of work, such as a project/essay, or even a top-scoring exam piece. Up to twelve grants are awarded to eligible departments each year on a first come first served basis.


  • Undergraduate students are to be nominated by their department. One grant is available to a department in any three-year period.
  • Applicants must be a fully paid member of the Society for Endocrinology with a minimum of one year’s membership. It is anticipated that the applicant will normally be an academic or academic-related staff member. If not, a letter of support is required from the principal investigator or clinical team leader.

How to apply

Complete the Undergraduate Achievement Award application form and return to

Undergraduate Achievement Award application form

Template for submitting final reports

Conditions relating to the grant/award

  • The award will be granted for a specific endocrine-related piece of work, such as a project/essay or awarded to the top-scoring student for an exam piece
  • The award must be advertised by the department
  • Only applications submitted by a recognised Higher Education Research Institute and/or Medical Institution will be considered
  • Funds awarded are final
  • The institution must inform the Society when the award is to be presented
  • Awards cannot be granted retrospectively
  • The decision of the Grants Panel is final and not subject to appeal
  • A short report is required at the end of the three years, reflecting the number and standard of entries and what the award money was used for, together with the number of eligible students each year.  Please note that, space allowing, reports may be published in The Endocrinologist and therefore need to be presented in an easy to read style.  Reports may be edited if space if an issue.
  • The Society reserves the right to publish successful applicants’ final reports
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered


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