Records of RCOG Research Awards, Prizes, Lectureships, and Travel Grants

Scope and Content

Records of the RCOG relating to research awards, prizes, lectureships, scholarships and travel grants awarded by the College and funded by individual and corporate donations, including administrative papers, reports from award winners, abstracts of research applications, and texts of lectures. These records include the following awards:

Florence and William Blair Bell Memorial Fellowship

Bernhard Baron Travelling Scholarship

Victor Bonney Prize Lecture

Eden Travelling Fellowship

Edgar Research Fellowship

Edgar-Gentilli Scholarship and Edgar-Gentilli Prize

William Meredith Fletcher Shaw Memorial Lecture

Green-Armytage and Spackman Funds

Harold Malkin Prize

Leverhulme Trust Scholarship

Samuel Research Fellowship

J Y Simpson Oration

Sims Black Professorship

Sophian Scholarship

Wates Research Fellowship

Isaac Wolfson Research Fellowship

Lena Walton Fellowship

Sembal Research Fellowship

Ethicon Foundation Fund Travel Award

Winthrop Travelling Award

Historical Lecture

William Blair Bell Memorial Lecture

Roche Travelling Fellowship

J S Fairbairn Memorial Lectureship

Subspecialty Training Fellowship and Gladys Dodd Training Fellowship

Malcolm Black Travelling FellowshipUSA/British Isles Visiting Fellowship

Menopause Travel Awards

Young Obstetrician/Gynaecologist Awards

FIGO Congress Travel Awards

Medical Student Prizes

John Lawson Prize

Overseas Fund

Conditions Governing Access

Permission from RCOG senior management via the College Archivist is required for College records less than twenty years old.

Custodial History

The majority of the awards were until recently administered by the Scientific Advisory Committee, established for that purpose in 1950, and almost all of these records are records of that committee and its predecessors. Current administrators are specified in the individual series descriptions. Most prizes and awards were then administered by the Awards Secretary, Administration Department, and transferred regularly to the Archives, and this role was taken on by the Resources Directorate in 2012.

Related Material

Related material held at the RCOG may be found at the following references:

RCOG/B10/14 Scientific Advisory and Pathology Committee's files on research awards and projects

RCOG/A8/5/7 The College Secretary's papers relating to awards, 1965 to 1979

RCOG/F28 Financial records relating to research awards

RCOG/F5 Chief Accountant's correspondence files

RCOG/B10 Records relating to the RCOG Scientific Advisory Committee and the Museum