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The Institute of Mental Health, in association with the Royal College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the 2018 Duncan Macmillan Essay Prize for psychiatry trainees in the UK.

We are seeking essay entries up to 1,000 words on:

“The next big thing in psychiatry research”


All entries will be judged by an expert panel, including representatives from the Institute of Mental Health and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

First prize: £500*

Second prize: £250*

*To be claimed as research-related expenses

For more information about the competition, please visit our Awards section.