William Blair Bell, the first president of the RCOG, called for the award of an annual lectureship in a gynaecological or obstetric subject to a developing clinician scientist.
This annual lecture is given as part of the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting.
The purpose of the lectureship is to allow a clinician or scientist who is at any stage of their career between award of an MD /PhD and the completion of their second year as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent (e.g. Clinician Scientist), at the time of application, to give a lecture describing their research contribution in any area pertaining to Women’s Health at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting.
The next Annual Academic Meeting will be February 2022.
The winner of the lecture will be awarded a free place at the RCOG's Annual Academic Meeting and will have the opportunity to present a lecture.
Eligibility and requirements
- Clinician or scientist between the award of their MD/PhD thesis and completion of their second year as a Senior Lecturer or its equivalent
- Proposed lecture describes their own research in any area pertaining to Women’s Health
- Abstracts should showcase the applicant's own peer-reviewed research and can be followed by a list of cited references.
- Applicants must declare that the lecture is entirely their own work and whether they have applied for other prizes for the same work.
How to apply
The submission deadline for the 2021 award is now closed.