Bursaries for MSc/MA students at the Institute of Gerontology - King's College London

The Institute of Gerontology / Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine is currently accepting applications for our postgraduate taught programmes (MA/MSc) in ageing and we are thrilled to announce the availability of a number of scholarship schemes: 
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health and Illness

International Conference Travel Grants

The Foundation has an award scheme to support post-graduate students and early career researchers to present or co-present a medical sociology / sociology of health and illness paper at an appropriate international conference outside the UK. We will provide funding for registration, standard accommodation and travel costs up to a maximum of £900 to present at the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology Conference in Japan, 13-19 July 2014 or £600 to present at another international conference.  The approval of funds is dependent on the results a review process undertaken by the Trustees.
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Health Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards in Improvement Science - King's College, London

King's Improvement Science has been awarded funding for a prestigious doctoral fellowship in the field of improvement science in healthcare. King's College London is one of only eight leading centres in the UK chosen to host these fellowships by the Health Foundation http://www.health.org.uk/, an independent charitable foundation that works to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness New Award Schemes for 2013-14

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which owns the journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support the development of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.
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Health Foundation PhD Fellowship Awards in Improvement Science, King's Improvement Science, King's College, London

King’s Improvement Science has been awarded funding for two prestigious doctoral fellowships in the field of improvement science in healthcare. King’s College London is one of only eight leading centres in the UK chosen to host these fellowships by the Health Foundation, an independent charitable foundation that works to continuously improve the quality of healthcare in the UK.
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Phil Strong Memorial Prize 2012 - 13


We are pleased to announce the Phil Strong Memorial Prize for the Academic year 2012-13.  The prize was established in memory of Phil Strong (1945-1995) one of the post-war generation of sociologists who influenced the development of medical sociology in the UK, and It is anticipated that there will be one prize to the value of £1200.  The purpose of the prize is to contribute to the advancement of medical sociology by supporting post-graduate research in medical sociology.
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UEA PGR Studentship for qualitative study of Assistive Technologies for people with dementia


University of East Anglia, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences PhD Studentship Award: "Qualitative Study of Participant Experiences of Assistive Technology and Telecare to Maintain Independent Living At Home for People with Dementia (for ATTILA) 
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5 Masters Bursaries (Home/EU and Overseas) King’s College London


Applications are invited for those wishing to pursue a Full-Time Masters Programme in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine starting from September 2013.  Each award will provide £2000 toward home/EU tuition fees. 
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness New Award Schemes for 2013


The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which owns
the journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support the
development of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.
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Wellcome Trust - Funding Opportunities

The Wellcome Trust's funding supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities, with the aim of improving human and animal health.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Awards


Programme of Awards

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FSHI Book Prize 2012 - Winner


The BSA and the organising team for the Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference wish to extend warm congratulations to Nelly Oudshoorn, winner of the 2012 Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.
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Calling Postgrad Supervisors & Students

We have introduced an ‘Awards’ section to MedSoc online and would like to hear from you if you have recently supervised a successful student - or if you are the successful student - so we can share the good news with the medical sociology community.

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Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize

Warmest congratulations to the shortlisted authors of this year’s Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize! We are pleased to announce that - of 16 nominated books - the judging panel have released their shortlist.
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Foundation for the Sociology of Health & Illness Award Scheme for 2012

The Foundation for the Sociology of Health Illness, the charity which ownsthe journal of that name, provides a number of award schemes to support thedevelopment of medical sociology / sociology of health and illness.Applications are now invited for:Post-Graduate International Conference Travel GrantsUp to 10 awards in 2012, to a value of £600 eachSubmission deadlines: 1 May 2012 and 1 November
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Sociology of Health & Illness Book Prize 2011

The BSA and the organising team for the Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference wish to extend warm congratulations to Roberto Abadie, winner of the 2011 Foundation of  Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize. His winning book is “The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects”.The Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness (FSHI) Book Prize of
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BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2012

Nominations are being sought for the 2012 BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize. The prize will be awarded to the best first and sole authored book within the discipline of Sociology published between: 1 December 2010 and 30 November 2011. The winner will receive a prize of £1,000, one year's free subscription to ‘The Sociological Review’ (published by Wiley-Blackwell) and an invitation
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Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize

The judging panel of this year’s Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize have released their shortlist. They have announced that - of 17 nominated books - the short list consists of: Abadie, Roberto - The Professional Guinea Pig: Big Pharma and the Risky World of Human Subjects – (Duke University Press 2010). Nominated by Rebecca Tiger, Middlebury College, VT. Teman, Elly - Birthing
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