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Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain Award

This award was established in memory of Professor Geoffrey Chamberlain who was a President of the College, Editor-in-Chief of BJOG and Head of the O&G Department at St George’s Hospital London. The award consists of two separate awards.



The first award will be awarded every 3 years and will be presented at the time of the RCOG World Congress held in the British Isles. The sum of £1000 will be awarded for the best submitted oral or poster presentation by a trainee resident in the subcontinent (Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka). A decision would be made on the basis of the best mark achieved and selected by the Congress Abstract Committee.

The second award will be made on an annual basis; the sum of £150 will be awarded to any O&G trainee worldwide who submits an essay to be marked by the Chamberlain Fund Panel on an aspect of teaching or O&G training. The essay should be no more than 800 words and should be acceptable for publication in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG).



The first award is open to Trainees in the sub-continent: Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh or Sri Lanka. (Not open in 2021.)

The second award is open to all Trainees worldwide. (Open for 2021.)



The essay for the second award should be no more than 800 words and must be adequately referenced and written in a format comparable to that used for submission to a learned journal. Applications that are over the word limit will be marked down.


How to apply

Please complete the online application via Oxford Abstracts.

This application is hosted by Oxford Abstracts platform.

Please register for an account using your email address.

For further guidance on how to submit your application, please see Oxford Abstracts' guidance on making a submission.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 13 May 2021. 


How your application will be judged

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Research Question
  • Literature review
  • Critical discussion
  • Clinical relevance
  • Level of involvement
  • References