FSRH Scholarships and Awards
We offer a number of prizes and awards to encourage and acknowledge outstanding work or innovation within the field of SRH.
We currently offer three prizes for innovation, original work or practice in the field of Sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Our prizes and scholarships are open to anyone who meets the criteria and we welcome your application, if you have any questions, get in touch with us at email@example.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7724 5534
1. The David Bromham Annual Memorial Award – A financial award, inscribed memento and publication on FSRH’s website and e-newsletter.
2. Margaret Jackson Essay Prize – The winning essay will be submitted to be considered for publication in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health. First prize is £300 followed by £100 each for 2 runners-up.
3. Anne Szarewski Journal Memorial Award - In addition to publication of the winning article in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health, the winner will be offered the opportunity to present their work at one of the FSRH conferences during the year following the award, and will receive complimentary registration for that conference.
FSRH Scholarship Fund
1. The 4-O-8 Sheffield Fund – A prize fund of £2,000 annually divided between successful applicants. Now open for applications, click on 'scholarships' below.
Read more about each of the awards and how to apply below
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on any of our awards or our scholarship.
FSRH offers three Awards Full details of each are listed below
The David Bromham Annual Memorial Award
About David Bromham
David Bromham was the first Chairman of The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Through his life David was an energetic and inspirational man. Whilst in Leeds he set up an assisted conception programme which was and is one of the most successful in the world. In 1991 he set up a fertility control unit designed to provide a more accessible service for the termination of pregnancy. He also carried out an extensive programme of research and was closely involved with The British Journal of Family Planning (now The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care).
About the award
Younger health professionals sometimes undervalue their achievements but they are exactly the people that David Bromham would have wished to see encouraged.
The Award is not intended to be a prize for a long and distinguished service, rather for a piece of work which through inspiration, innovation or energy has furthered the practice of sexual and reproductive healthcare in any way and any setting.
How to apply for the award – Nominations only
The award will be made either to an individual (who must be a current member of the Faculty), or to a team, which could be multi-disciplinary. In the latter case the lead doctor should be a current member of the Faculty. You may nominate yourself or your team or be nominated by someone else.
Fill in the online Nomination Form.
Closing date: 7th April annually.
The award is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Contraceptive Group and its member companies: Hoechst Marion Roussel; Janssen-Cilag; Organon Laboratories; Pharmacia & Upjohn; Schering Health Care and Wyeth Laboratories, with contributions from the members of the Faculty, Affiliated Groups and other organisations with which David had links.
Anne Szarewski Journal Memorial Award
The Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare (re-launched in 2018 as BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare) established an award to commemorate the life of Anne Szarewski who was Editor-in-Chief for 10 years until her untimely death in August 2013. Anne was an inspiring journal editor, a great sexual and reproductive healthcare doctor and a pioneering researcher in the prevention of cervical cancer.
The award will be made annually for a period of 5 years from June 2015. In addition to publication of the winning article in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health (subject to satisfactory peer review), the winner will be offered the opportunity to present their work at one of the FSRH conferences during the year following the award, and will receive a complimentary registration for that conference.
- Awarded for a single-author article on new initiatives or improvements in clinical practice.
- The author must be a healthcare practitioner working in the area of sexual and reproductive healthcare or genitourinary medicine.
- Priority in judging will be given to excellent work by junior or recently qualified practitioners, or those for whom sexual health is not their main specialty.
Entries should be submitted in the following format:
- The article should be written in an essay style rather than being a formal scientific paper.
- The word count (to be stated within the manuscript) should not exceed 1500 words.
- In addition one (small) table and/or figure may be included.
- In addition there may be a maximum of 10 references.
- Text to be in double line spacing.
- A separate title page should include author details, with no details of the author's name identifiable within the essay itself.
- Any patient data used must be unidentifiable and anonymous.
Essays should be submitted in electronic format only to: email@example.com
Entries must be received no later than 31 March 2019.
Margaret Jackson Essay Prize
The winning essay will be submitted to be considered for publication in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive Health. First prize is £300 followed by £100 each for 2 runners-up. Read about our 2017 winner and runners up here.
About Margaret Jackson
This award The Margaret Jackson Essay Prize is our annual essay competition for undergraduate medical students, in memory of Dr Margaret Jackson, a distinguished pioneer in the field of Family Planning.
- For undergraduates who write the 3 best essays on a topic related to contraceptive and sexual health care.
- Essay style only i.e. literary composition on a single subject presenting the personal view of the author (Submissions in the form of a report/paper are not acceptable Word count should not exceed 2,000 words and should be shown at end of essay
- In addition there may be no more than 10 references (not included in word count)
- Text to be in double line spacing
- Title page with author details with no other identifiable details within the essay text (e.g. no name in headers)
- Any patient data used must be unidentifiable and anonymous.
How to apply
Entry for 2019 is now open. Send your entry as a Word document to our Membership Officer in the FSRH office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
31 March 2019.
FSRH offers one Scholarship award, full details are below
The 408 Sheffield Fund
A prize fund of £2,000 annually divided between successful applicants.
In 2001 the Four-0-Eight Young People's Consultation Centre Ltd, Sheffield, made a donation to the FSRH for the purpose of funding training for healthcare professionals who had limited funding for attending training meetings. Normally funds are divided between several applicants.
- Applicants can be from any professional group working in the field of Family Planning, Sexual and Reproductive Health within the UK or medical students attending medical school in the UK.
- The awards are intended to help people to attend scientific meetings and other learning or updating events that the applicant would otherwise not be able to attend due to a lack of funding.
- Any person working in the field of Reproductive and Sexual Healthcare or medical students attending medical school in the UK may apply.
Closing date deadlines are listed below. Submit your application by these deadlines for consideration at the FSRH events committee meetings in 2018:
- Friday 2 February 2018
- Friday 1 June 2018
- Friday 24 August 2018
How to apply
NB: The 408 fund is not intended to fund a degree or diploma course or any other courses leading to an academic award. It is solely for attendance at events aimed at supporting your continuing professional development.