Arthur Fonville Award
An annual award for a stroke research dissertation by a medical student in Edinburgh or Amsterdam.
This is an award for a 1,500-3,000 word dissertation summarising a research project into any aspect of stroke, conducted by a medical student in year 3 to 6 at the University of Edinburgh or the University of Amsterdam .
There is a prize of £100 for the best entry from each country, plus the opportunity of a further award of up to £750 to support attendance at a conference to present the research in the year after the award.
This posthumous award was established in memory of Arthur Fonville, a medical student from the University of Amsterdam, who worked with the Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage (RUSH) team in Edinburgh 2011-2013, and died in September 2014.
How to apply
The 2022 competition opens on 1 July 2022 with a closing date of 21 September 2022. The winner will be announced in mid-October and presentation of the Arthur Fonville award will take place in November 2022. Dissertations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The best dissertation is chosen by a panel of members of the RUSH group.
This year's winners
2021: Yawen Xiang (Edinburgh) & Noa van den Bos (Amsterdam)
- Yawen Xiang is a year 6 medical student at University of Edinburgh. Her dissertation was entitled 'Which pathologies contribute to pre-existing dementia in adults with spontaneous (non-traumatic) intracerebral haemorrhage'
- Noa van den Bos is a medical student from the Amsterdam University Medical Centres, University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation was entitled 'Patient and proxies’ attitudes towards Deferred Consent in randomised trials of acute treatment for stroke: Qualitative survey'
2020: Maritta van Stigt and Brendan Sargent.
- Maritta van Stigt is a PhD candidate at Academisch Medisch Centrum, University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation was entitled “Identification of large vessel occlusions in patients with suspected stroke using ambulant electroencephalography”.
- Brendan Sargent is a medical student at the University of Edinburgh. He wrote his dissertation on “A cohort study of the effects of perihaematomal oedema on long-term outcomes of intracerebral haemorrhage.”
2019: Laura Cunningham & Leon Rinkel. For more information see Winners of the Arthur Fonville Award 2019
2018: Edward Christopher & Kit van der Eng. For more information see Winners of the Arthur Fonville Award 2018
2017: Arina Tamborska & Jason Chan. For more information see: Arthur Fonville Award winners 2017
2016: Vhinoth Sivakumaran & Henry Millar. For more information see: Arthur Fonville Award winners 2016
2015: The three winners of the inaugural competition were:
- Francesca Wright, for “Psychological associations of post-stroke anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis”
- Scott Osborne, for “Confirmation and Sub-classification of Stroke Cases in UK Biobank”
- Pheng Toh, for, “Radiographic features of intracerebral haemorrhage associated with pathologically-proven cerebral amyloid angiopathy: systematic review and meta-analysis”