RCSLT Honours

Our national awards ceremony is one of the most prestigious events in the RCSLT calendar and since 1945, these awards have given recognition to leaders at all levels within and outside the profession who have demonstrated outstanding contribution to service users and the profession itself.


                                    ***Nominations are now closed***


If you have any questions, please email Jo Offen or Tel: 020 7378 3007.

Three award categories

This year's awards comprise of three categories:

  • Fellowships
  • Honorary Fellowships
  • Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation



Fellowship awards honour RCSLT members who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The Fellowship committee is looking for nominations from the entire profession, and the awards are open to any RCSLT member (including assistants), no matter where they are employed.

Examples of areas of contribution could include but are not exclusive to:

  • clinical practice
  • leadership
  • teaching
  • research
  • community impact
  • influencing/policy impact
  • promoting the profession 
  • excellence in practice education


Honorary Fellowships 

Honorary Fellowships acknowledge and honour non-SLTs and overseas SLTs who deserve recognition for outstanding service to speech and language therapy and contributions for the benefit of those with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing needs.


Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation

The Sternberg awards acknowledge individual SLTs or teams whose innovative work significantly benefits the service, clients and profession. There are two £1,000 Sternberg Awards for Clinical Innovation available, generously donated by the Sir Sigmund Sternberg Charitable Foundation. To qualify for the Sternberg Award, the work should have been in existence for at least six months and started within the previous two years.

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