T C Butler & F R T Stevens Prize

Applications Open: Wednesday 1 August 2018
Applications Close: Friday 28 September 2018

These awards are due to two generous bequests from RACP Fellows based in Tasmania. Dr T C Butler was a distinguished physician who was attached to the Royal Hobart Hospital. Dr F R T Stevens was a physician at the Launceston General Hospital, was involved in the founding of the medical school at the University of Tasmania and was an active member of a number of committees associated with the RACP, the University of Tasmania and other bodies. 

The Tasmanian State Committee of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) is offering the T C Butler and F R T Stevens Prize for the best written submission received on work completed in Tasmania affecting the health of a vulnerable group in society.

The prize will be presented in Burnie, Tasmania as part of the RACP Tasmanian Conference held on 2 November 2018 at Level 1 Cancer Centre, Northern Cancer Service, Burnie.

Who is eligible? 

The award is open to RACP (Division, Faculty and Chapter) trainees and Fellows (within three years of admission to Fellowship).

What is the prize? 

There are three awards available, each with a certificate: 

  • Fellows Prize $1,500
  • Advanced Trainee $1,000
  • Basic Trainee $1,000

What is the application and selection process? 

  1. Read the Terms and Conditions (Prizes)
  2. Applicants are required to complete the application form and provide a written submission (approximately 1,500 words) on the applicant’s perspective on a medical or clinical condition or illness which impacts a vulnerable group in society. A wide definition of a vulnerable group in society will be used for the judging of this Prize. It is up to the author to define their vulnerable population group and why they are considered a vulnerable population group. This may include (but is not limited to) both physically and emotionally vulnerable groups (e.g. adults or children with developmental disability, people with mental illness, refugees, adults and children in violent families) and also those vulnerable due to location (e.g. rural and remote). This perspective should include possible solutions to minimise impact. An individual case may be used as an example. The essay must be based on work completed in Tasmania.
  3. Application forms and supporting documentation are to be submitted by the applicant in pdf format to foundation@racp.edu.au.
  4. Applications will be assessed by an Award Review Panel who will be Fellows of the College.
  5. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application following the decision of the Award Review Panel. Recipients will be formally announced and presented in Tasmania with their prize and may be asked to speak on their research at an event in Tasmania.
Previous recipients of the T C Butler & F R T Stevens Prize are ineligible to compete a subsequent time. 

Contact us 

For more information on this prize, please contact the RACP Foundation at foundation@racp.edu.au

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