Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences

Arthur Fonville Award

An annual award for a stroke research dissertation by a medical student in Edinburgh or Amsterdam.

Arthur Fonville

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.

The best dissertation is chosen by a panel of members of the RUSH group.

2020 competition

The next competition will be announced in the Summer of 2020.

Previous winners

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”

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