T.C. Butler and F.R.T. Stevens Prize

Applications open 1 July to 31 August 2024.

The T.C. Butler & F.R.T. Stevens Prize is awarded to the best essay on work affecting the health of a vulnerable group of society.

The Prizes are made possible by bequests from Dr T.C. Butler, who was a distinguished Royal Hobart Hospital physician, and Dr F.R.T. Stevens, who was a physician at Launceston General Hospital, a founding member of the University of Tasmania Medical School and an active member of several RACP committees.


You must live in Tasmania and be:

  • a trainee of the RACP
  • OR
  • a Fellow of the RACP who has been admitted to Fellowship within the past 3 years

Last year’s Prize recipients are ineligible to apply this year.


There are 3 prizes are on offer with recipients receiving a certificate and a monetary prize of:

  • $1500 for a Fellow
  • $1000 for a Basic Trainee
  • $1000 for an Advanced Trainee

Selection criteria

Your essay must:

  1. be based on work completed in Tasmania
  2. present your perspective on a medical/clinical condition or illness that impacts a vulnerable group in society – an individual case can be used as an example
  3. define the vulnerable population group and why they are considered vulnerable. The Prize Review Panel will consider definitions such as:
    1. both physically and emotionally vulnerable groups, for example adults or children with developmental disability, people with mental illness, refugees or adults and children in violent families
    2. those who are vulnerable due to their location, for example rural or remote residents
  4. offer possible solutions to minimise health impact
  5. be 1500 words maximum in length


Read the terms and conditions for awards and prizes valued up to $5000 before applying.

Submit your application form and essay as a single PDF file to tas@racp.edu.au

Download form (DOC)

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Selection process

All applications will be assessed by an Award Review Panel comprised of RACP Fellows.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application following the Review Panel's decision.

Winners will be formally announced during the Tasmanian State Conference in Launceston on Friday 8 November 2024.

Prize recipients may also be invited to present their research at the event.

See past award recipients.

For more information about the Prize, contact us.

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