Other awards

IME Seminar Series Funding 2019

***Preliminary Announcement***

The Research Committee of the Institute of Medical Ethics is pleased to announce funding to support seminars, or a series of seminars, for those conducting research that falls within the scope of the IME's mission to support UK scholarly activities in the field of medical ethics, broadly understood. This year's competition has up to £10,000 to award and, whilst we hope to make at least three awards, applications may be made for any sum up to that amount.  Applicants must be members of the IME, and proposals that involve collaboration between researchers and healthcare professionals are encouraged. Outcomes will be announced at the IME summer conference (24th-26th June 2019, Cardiff). Application form and Rules & Guidance are below. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 10th April 2019.

Note: Events specifically aimed at, or led by, postgraduate students will not be funded via this call. Those interested in events aimed at or led by postgraduates should contact the IME's Postgraduate Committee.

Seminar Series Application Form

Seminar Series Rules & Guidance

Other Awards

The Mark Brennan Prize for Student Posters

All those awarded IME bursaries in the previous year and IME scholarships in the previous two years are invited to present a poster of their project at an IME Conference. The Mark Brennan Prize is awarded annually for the best poster in each category.

In 2019:

Rhian Evans, Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (QMUL), was awarded the Scholarship prize for her poster entitled: 

In search of clinical utility: Short term medical outcomes and the ethical implications of sequencing healthy adults 

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Rhian with Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair of Trustees


Richard Shoulder, University of Bristol, was awarded the Bursary prize for his poster entitled:

Elective Ethical Toolkit – an essential for medical students working abroad.

To view Richard's Elective Ethical Toolkit (which also includes his elective report), click here.

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Richard with Dr Wing May Kong


In a separate category, Dr Harleen Johal won the Student Vote for her poster entitled:

Clozapine-induced pericarditis: an ethical dilemma

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Harleen with Faris Hussein, Chair of the IME Student Council

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who entered!


In 2018:

Chloe Livesey, University of Liverpool, was awarded the scholarship prize for her poster entitled:

Is it really NICE to be NICE?

Chloe Livesey







Zain Abbas Syed, University of Oxford, was awarded the bursary prize for his poster entitled:

Brain death or death of the brain? An analysis of the issue of brain death according to current Shia Islamic jurists.

Zain Abbas Syed

In 2017:
Sarah Kelly, University of Edinburgh, was awarded the scholarship prize for her poster entitled:
'Assisted Dying in Prison: Should we Assist Prisoners to Die?'


Rebecca Walters, University of Birmingham,was awarded the bursary prize for her poster entitled:
'What are the Ethical Issues Surrounding Care of Newborns in a Privately Funded Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in India?'

Congratulations to them both and thank you to all the students who entered the competition.
Pictured: Rebecca Walters with Dr Wing May Kong, IME Chair of Trustees

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Sarah Kelly with Dr Wing May Kong


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