William Inman prize

The William Inman Prize was set up with a bequest from Dr William S. Inman, who died in 1968. Dr Inman was an ophthalmic surgeon and psychoanalyst and the prize was established in memory of his work and to recognise “the best original work on psychosomatic ophthalmology in The British Journal of Medical Psychology (now Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice) or other medical journal approved by the Society”.

The definition of eligible work was later extended to include “any contribution to the effects of psychological factors upon physical conditions” but that “preference will be given to psychodynamic or psychotherapeutic factors and to conditions of the eye”.

The Society's Research Board  makes the award every five years and is seeking nominations in 2015 of appropriate published work. The closing date for applications is Monday 1 June 2015.

Nomination criteria

• The subject of the published article should be the effects of psychological factors upon physical conditions. Preference will be given to psychodynamic or psychotherapeutic factors and to conditions of the eye.

• The submitted work should have been published within the last five years (i.e. between June 2010 and June 2015).

• A nomination statement (of around 500 words) details why the article is worthy of the award must be include; together with a copy of the article.

• Normally, the recipient of the award would be resident in the UK.

Award

In keeping with the original bequest, the recipient of the prize will receive £2,000 to contribute towards the costs of books and/or equipment. Details of how the prize money is to be spent must be provided before the funds are released.

The prize will be awarded by the Research Board. If no published work of sufficient merit is submitted, no award will be made.

Nominations should be sent to the Policy Advice Administrator.

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