The College is pleased to be able to recognise excellence through a number of grants, awards and scholarships which currently include:

Fellowship with Distinction

  • A category of Fellowship created to recognise those already elected to Fellowship who have served the College with distinction over a sustained period of years.

Honorary Fellowship

  • Honorary Fellowship (Hon FRCP Edin) may be conferred on individuals (both medically qualified and non-medically qualified) at the discretion of Council. Generally, such individuals will have made an exceptional contribution to the practice of medicine. Only members of Council may nominate individuals for consideration of this award. As a Royal College, we are privileged that His Majesty King Charles III and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal are Royal Honorary Fellows. 

Research Grants

Medals and Prizes

Travelling Fellowships and Scholarships

National Honours

The College also makes nominations to the UK National Honours system. 

Named Lectures

Our symposium and events often feature a keynote lecture, named for a key figure in the College's history.

NCIA Awards 2024

RCPE encourages members and fellows who are Consultants to from England and Wales to apply for an NCIA award which has opened to submission. Unlike the old national awards, Consultants can apply for an award at any time after they have completed a full year in an eligible role (including less than full time consultants), in a permanent NHS contract (fixed term and locum contracts are not eligible).

Applications need to show what has been delivered that has made an impact at a national level, over and above the expectations defined in an applicant’s job plan. The application deadline is 11:59pm on 15 April 2024.

RCPE can signpost applicants to supporting resources (see below) but are not permitted to edit, review, proofread or critique applications’. Please see the ACCIA website for further information about the 2024 awards and guidance for help in completing a high-quality application, including the recording from a helpful webinar for potential applicants, hosted by the ACCIA.’

2024 guidance for applicants –

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the ACCIA Secretariat

ACCIA Secretariat

Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards

Quarry House, Leeds, LS2 7UE

T: 020 7972 4608 | E:

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The College is committed to supporting equality and diversity when recognising excellence and making awards. Please see the documents below for more information on this.