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RANZCP Awards

Applications for the 2019 round of RANZCP Awards have now closed.

Applications for 2020 RANZCP Awards will open mid-late 2019.

For further information on any RANZCP award, please email awards@ranzcp.org.


The College Medal of Honour

The College Medal of Honour award was established in 1987, and is the RANZCP's highest and most prestigious award. It is presented for distinguished and meritorious service to the College, to a RANZCP Fellow who has given a minimum of ten years’ active service in organisational and/or administrative areas of the RANZCP.

The College Medal of Honour is given by nomination only. To ensure preservation of its prestigious status an upper limit of fifteen living holders or one per cent of the membership (whichever is the higher) is set.

.More information about the College Medal of Honour [PDF; 47KB]
.Recipients of the College Medal of Honour

The College Citation

The College Citation was established in 1986, to honour special service to the RANZCP or psychiatry. The College Citation may be conferred upon Fellows of the College or medical or non-medical persons outside the College. A College Citation is given by nomination only.

.More information about The College Citation [PDF; 47KB]
.Recipients of The College Citation

The Ian Simpson Award

The Ian Simpson Award was established in 1976 to honour Dr Ian Simpson (SA), who was a foundation member of the ANZCP and who became ANZCP President in 1966. The Award acknowledges the most outstanding contributions to clinical psychiatry through service to patients and the community. The Award is given by nomination only.

.More information about the Ian Simpson Award [PDF; 47KB]
.Recipients of the Ian Simpson Award

The Maddison Medallion

The Maddison Medallion (formerly known as the Grey Ewan Medallion, College Medallion, and Maddison Medal) is named in honour of Professor David Maddison. It was established in 1968 to recognise and encourage excellence in the study of psychiatry. It is awarded annually to the candidate who has performed most meritoriously throughout the RANZCP Fellowship training and examination process.

.More information about the Maddison Medallion [PDF]
.Recipients of the Maddison Medallion

The Margaret Tobin Award

Named in honour of the late Dr Margaret Tobin, this award is made to the RANZCP Fellow who has made the most significant contribution to administrative psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand over the preceding five years. The recipient is invited to present the ‘Margaret Tobin Oration’, a keynote address within the RANZCP Annual Congress program.

.More information on the Margaret Tobin Award [PDF; 98KB]
.Recipients of the Margaret Tobin Award 

The Mark Sheldon Prize

The Mark Sheldon Prize was established in 2000 by the family, friends and colleagues of the late Dr Mark Sheldon, a pioneer psychiatrist who until his death in 1998 strove to provide psychiatric services to remote Aboriginal communities.

View Dr Sheldon’s dissertation, Psychiatric Assessment in Remote Aboriginal Communities of Central Australia ((1997), submitted in part fulfilment of the requirements of the Part 2 examination for FRANZCP).

The Mark Sheldon Prize is awarded by nomination. It recognises noteworthy contributions (which might include service provision or research) to Indigenous mental health in either Australia or New Zealand.

The Prize may be given either to trainees or recent Fellows (e.g. for meritorious work or research undertaken as part of the RANZCP training program), or to more experienced Fellows of the RANZCP.

.Recipients of the Mark Sheldon Prize

The RANZCP Senior Research Award

The RANZCP Senior Research Award (formerly known as the MSD Senior Research Award, the Organon Senior Research Award and the Schering-Plough Senior Research Award) was established in 1978 to recognise excellence in research in psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand.

The Award is made annually to the Fellow or Fellows who, in the opinion of the Selection Panel, have made the most significant contribution to psychiatric research in Australia and New Zealand over the preceding five years.

.More information about the RANZCP Senior Research Award [PDF; 51KB]
.Recipients of the RANZCP Senior Research Award

RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award

The RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award (formerly known as the RANZCP Young Psychiatrist Award, the MSD Young Psychiatrist Award, the Organon Junior Research Award, the Organon Young Psychiatrist Award and the Schering-Plough Young Psychiatrist Award) was established in 1979 to encourage and promote research in psychiatry in Australia and New Zealand.  

The Award is presented annually to the Fellow (within five years of their election to Fellowship of the College) or registrar who has contributed the most significant paper published in the past two years. 

.More information about the RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award [PDF; 50KB]
.Recipients of the RANZCP Early Career Psychiatrist Award

Committee for Research Trainee Presentation Award

This award is presented at the RANZCP’s annual Congress to the trainee or recent Fellow judged to have given the best oral presentation.

The Scholarly Project Award

The Scholarly Project Award was established in 2017 and recognises the most meritorious Scholarly Project for the prior calendar year. The Scholarly Project is a summative assessment of the RANZCP Fellowship Program. It involves original research in an area relevant to psychiatry or mental health and encompasses the ability to critically evaluate academic material; demonstrate knowledge of research methodologies and generate research of peer-review quality. It includes all types of projects approved and submitted.

The Award consists of a framed certificate and publication in the RANZCP journal Australasian Psychiatry. The recipient is also invited to attend the College Ceremony during the RANZCP Congress, where the Award will be presented.

.The Scholarly Project Award – 2012 Fellowship Program Terms of Reference [PDF; 75KB]
.More information about the Scholarly Project
 

For further information on any RANZCP award, please email awards@ranzcp.org.