The KMVP Awards (KMVPA) offers financial support to psychiatric trainees taking MRCPsych exams. Starting from 2017, SPMM Course sponsors the following Awards.
  • KM-Bursaries worth of £1000 per annum (shared between 2 trainees).
  • VP-Scholarships worth of £1000 per annum (shared between 2 trainees).
These Funds will support deserving trainees to access SPMM revision materials required for passing the MRCPsych exam.

The three main principles of KMVP Awards are as follows:
  • Recognise and promote the highest level of well-rounded achievement in Psychiatry (for the Scholarship Awards)
  • Support trainees with financial or personal hardships to overcome (for the Bursary Awards)
  • Assist trainees living in low and middle income countries (Both the Scholarship and Bursary Awards will be preferentially awarded to applicants from LAMI countries)

Application Process:

  • Application Period:
    • Every year between 1st January to 21st February.
    Please note that applications will not be considered outside of this time period.
  • Documents required:
    • A letter of support from a professional referee (Must be a Psychiatrist, Maximum 1 page only)
    • An one-page Personal Statement highlighting 2 of your achievements in the field of Psychiatry, along with a short description of how the MRCPsych examination will help your career progression. Please indicate whether you are applying for the KM-Bursary or the VP-Scholarship (Maximum 1 page only)
  • There is no need for a separate cover letter. These documents can be sent by email to The subject of the email should indicate the year of competition and the category of award applied for (Scholarship/Bursary).
  • A trainee can apply for and hold both awards at the same time.
  • The awards can only be used for SPMM MRCPsych Revision Courses.