Awards, prizes and bursaries

We offer awards, prizes and bursaries for those working in SRH. Find out more below.

FSRH Honorary Fellowship

We admit Honorary Fellows into our membership each year. These individuals have delivered exceptional service to sexual and reproductive healthcare. We typically invitation nominations during the spring, please keep an eye out on our news section.

Current members (of any category) of the FSRH are encouraged to nominate somebody they feel deserves an Honorary Fellowship. All applications will be reviewed by FSRH’s Council in the summer.

Nomination is free and all you have to do is complete a short online form. Each nominator needs the support of an additional two FSRH members to support the nomination. 


Criteria for a FSRH Honorary Fellow:

  • Proven exceptional service to the field of SRH
  • Does not have to be a healthcare professional
  • Proven exceptional service can means lots of things. Previous recipients have been presidents of Royal Medical Colleges, and/or are international figures. Typically, past recipients have been advanced in their careers, they have worked on issues/projects beyond their job roles,and have gone beyond what is considered necessary to raise the profile and/or improve SRH.  

Criteria for nominator:

  • A current member of the FSRH
  • There is no cost for receiving an FSRH Honorary Fellowship.

Nomination process
FSRH’s Council will review the nominations in the summer and will confirm the outcome of your nomination. We are unfortunately unable to give any feedback on unsuccessful nominations.

The successful nominees will be invited to record a short virtual interview with FSRH's President in the autumn to celebrate their award. Due to social distancing we won't be running an in-person Admissions Ceremony at this time. 


Fellowship of the FSRH

Each year FSRH Members who become Members twelve years ago are invited via an email from the President to apply for Fellowship.

To be a FSRH Fellow you must:

  • have maintained their membership continuously including the current year
  • have completed a 5-year CPD cycle
  • have completed the online application form including the declaration of good standing 

FSRH's Council approves the applications and Fellows receive a certificate. Due to the pandemic we aren't currently running in-person Admissions Ceremonies. 

Undergraduate Essay prize

The prestigious prize, first launched in 2015 and inspired by family planning pioneer Dr Margaret Jackson, gives medical undergraduate students the chance to present their ideas on current and topical aspects of sexual and reproductive health in an essay. The prize aims to encourage the next generation of healthcare professionals to engage with new and contemporary ideas within the realms of sexual and reproductive health, while expanding our understanding of where SRH is going next.

The prize
The prize requires students to write a 2000 word essay, exploring any topic within sexual and reproductive health. The winning essay will be published on our website, with the winner receiving a £150 cash prize and a free ticket to our next ‘Hot Topic’ event.

There will also be a Hot Topic ticket and a cash prize of £75 awarded to two runner up essays.

First place: £150 + hot topic ticket 
Runner up x2: £75 + hot topic ticket 

How to enter
Write an essay of 2000 words on your choice of topic within sexual and reproductive health. You can use our marking criteria to help guide you.

Our application form will ask you to upload your 2000 word essay in Word format, as well as your university contact details.

Who is eligible? 
Applicants must:

  • Be studying at undergraduate level.
  • Registered as a medical student in the UK or overseas.
  • The competition is open to all medical students who are currently studying at an undergraduate level. It is not limited to UK students, but we do require all entries to be written in English.

Applications for the 2023 Undergraduate Study Essay Prize are now closed. 

2024 All-Member Survey: Hot Topic prize draw terms and conditions

  • Prize: one of five complementary tickets to a 2024 Hot Topic event of their choice 
  • Survey recipients who have submitted an email address at the end will be entered into the draw automatically, with winners chosen at random 
  • Winners will be notified by Friday 8 March at 5pm via the email address they submitted in the survey (even if this differs from the email address the survey was sent to) 
  • Confirmation, via reply email to, of receipt of this notification is required by Friday 5 April at 5pm, indicating which Hot Topic event they wish to attend
  • Any winners who have not responded by this date will lose their complementary ticket and another winner will be chosen at random and notified via email

FSRH Annual Scientific Meeting 2024: Submit your abstract

The 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting is an excellent opportunity for clinicians and scientists to present their research finding to their national and international peers from the sexual and reproductive healthcare community. We are looking for abstracts that present research or evidence-based quality improvement in the field of sexual and reproductive healthcare, and, where applicable, we encourage applicants to make links between their research and one or more of the 16 FSRH Hatfield Vision goals. 

Successful applicants will be invited to present their research as an oral presentation on the main stage of the ASM, or as a physical or virtual poster.  There will be a prize for the best oral presentation and one for the best poster.

Learn more in the attached Abstract Submission Guidelines and submit your abstract here by 23:59 (BST) on Monday, 27 May 2024


Prizes of £500 & £300 respectively will be awarded to the best oral presentation and best physical poster at the Prize Giving Ceremony on Friday 12 July 2024.