Jim Jackson Essay Prize 2017 - Closed

The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre invites entries for the annual award of the Jim Jackson Essay Prize

The Prize commemorates the name of the late Jim Jackson OBE, former Chief Executive of Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia who also provided the vision for the founding of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre.


The Essay

The essay should be of up to 8,000 words in length and should be on a subject pertinent to dementia, from a medical, biological or sociological point of view.

It should include a review of relevant literature, but particular credit will be given for original thought and accounts of personal experience. Reports on a special study modes, electives or work arising from intercalated degrees would be welcome.

Assessment will take into account overall presentation, structure, strength of argument, completeness and relevance of supporting literature, conclusions and implications for dementia cure, care or prevention.


The Prize

The value of the Prize is £500.

The Winner will be invited to visit the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre in Edinburgh to receive their Prize. The winning essay will also be published on the Centre's website.


Entry Requirements

Applicants must be medical students on a full-time course or on secondment to a Medical School in Scotland.

Essays to be submitted by email in MSWord format (please put your name and the name of your Medical School in the header of each page) to Stephanie West, Administrative Secretary at stephanie west@ed.ac.uk

No correspondence can be entered into concerning the judges' decision.


Closing Date

31st August 2017