Scholarships and Prizes 2008:
Geoffrey Hill Spray Prize in Clinical Biochemistry
This prize, to the approximate value of £400, is open to clinical students working in Oxford in the second or third year of the course leading to the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. Students may seek approval for their proposed subject in their first year but may not submit an essay until at least their second year.
The prize will be awarded (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on biochemistry as related to pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease in humans.
Intending candidates should submit to the Medical Sciences Office, under a nom de plume, the title of their proposed essay together with a brief statement (ten to twenty lines) of how they envisage treating the subject for prior approval by the judges. Each candidate should put his or her name on a sheet of paper in a separate envelope with the nom de plume on the front of the envelope.
The closing date for submission of the proposed title to the Medical Sciences Office, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, is Monday, 1 December 2008. The closing date for submitting the essay is Friday, 8 May 2009. Any submission for the prize must be accompanied by a 'Declaration of Authorship' form which can be obtained from the Medical Sciences Office.