Grants and Prizes

The Anatomical Society offers a number of grants and prizes, as part of its object of promoting research in the anatomical sciences. These are summarised below:

Anatomical Society Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarships
The Anatomical Society is offering up to 5 bursaries a year commencing 2014 to encourage more undergraduate members by enabling enthusiastic and qualified Undergraduate Students to apply for a bursary to undertake research in the Anatomical Sciences (including Anatomy Education) for a 4 to 10 week period in the summer vacation normally at their own institution.  It is hoped that this opportunity will encourage students to consider a research career in anatomical science. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.

Anatomical Society Training Programme in Anatomy
The Society launched a new distance learning training programme in Anatomy starting 1st October 2008. Bursaries are available for Anatomical Society members towards the cost of the programme. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


Anatomical Society Research Studentships
Up to four Research Studentships are awarded annually by competition based on proposed projects from prospective supervisors. The closing date for applications is usually early October, and is advertised publicly during August in the Journal of Anatomy. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


Departmental Seminar Grants
The Society has introduced a scheme to provide financial help to fund visiting speakers for seminars. Normally, grants of up to £300 are made to six departments each year. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


Support for Student Societies
Applications for funding from Student Surgical Societies and Other Student Societies will be considered by the Society’s Education Officer details here


The Symington Bequest
- Deadline for receipt of applications 2013/14 Round 1: Wednesday 6th November 2013.  Round 2: Thursday 23rd January 2014. Round 3: Thursday 20th February 2014. Round 4: Thursday 17th April 2014. Round 5: 23rd June 2014. Round 6: Thursday 4th September 2014.
The Trustees of the Symington Bequest Fund can make grants to Society Members towards costs associated with anatomical research. These may be for specific purposes - for example the setting up of the Human Embryo Database developed out of initial grants from the Symington Fund - or more commonly for a contribution to the costs of travel to scientific meetings. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


The Barclay-Smith Travelling Fund
- Deadline for receipt of applications 2013/14 Round 1: Wednesday 6th November 2013.  Round 2: Thursday 23rd January 2014. Round 3: Thursday 20th February 2014. Round 4: Thursday 17th April 2014. Round 5: 23rd June 2014. Round 6: Thursday 4th September 2014.
This may be used to assist Members who are studying for a higher degree (or are in the early years of their career) to attend meetings of the Society. For further information contact the Honorary Treasurer.

New Fellow of the Year Award
The Anatomical Society will present a New Fellow of the Year Award to the Fellow of the Anatomical Society who has demonstrated the most significant accomplishments relative to their career stage.  The award will be presented at the Society’s Winter Meeting. The New Fellow of the Year 2013 will be selected from those elected to Fellowship during the academic year 2012-13.

The Symington Memorial Prize  
Originally established in 1920 by the Queen's University of Belfast in commemoration of Professor Johnson Symington. The Prize is awarded by the Academic Council of Queen's University  on the recommendation  of the Council of the Anatomical Society which  will seek the advice  of its Education Committee. Awards are made at about two yearly intervals. The prize shall be awarded for contributions to the advancement of Anatomy, including education in Anatomy, by a Member of the Anatomical Society not of professorial standing. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


The Anatomical Society Prize

This is awarded biennially on the recommendation of Council to a distinguished morphological scientist. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.


Anatomical Society Young Investigator Oral Presentation Prize
This is awarded annually at the Winter Meeting of the Society to the best oral presentation by a candidate who must have carried out the work described while an undergraduate or postgraduate student. For further information contact the Meetings Officer.


Poster Prize
This is awarded for the best poster presented by a Member of the Society, normally of relatively junior status, at the Spring/Summer Meeting (unless this meeting is held jointly with another society). For further information contact the Meetings Officer 


The Journal of Anatomy Best Paper Prize
Awarded by the Society on the recommendation of the EiCs to theLead Author and Co-Authors. This is awarded annually for the paper considered to be the most outstanding published in the  Journal of Anatomy in that year by either a member or non member of the Society. For further information contact the Executive Administrator.

Aging Cell Best Paper Prize
Awarded by the Society on the recommendation of the EiCs to theLead Author and Co-Authors.This is awarded annually for the paper considered to be the most outstanding published in Aging Cell in that year by either a member or non member of the Society. For further information contact the
Executive Administrator

Anatomical Society Best Image Prize
Two prizes may be awarded annually for the best image (all members submitting images are eligible). For further information please click here.