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Clinical radiology undergraduate research prize

Applications are open!

The prizes are for undergraduate students who conduct personal research on a radiology or oncology topic.

Funded by the family of Dr Steven Carstairs (radiology), and formerly the Edinburgh EAR Congress research prize (oncology); the undergraduate research prizes are intended to enhance medical students' experience of radiology and oncology.


£400 (Clinical radiology)

£400 (Clinical oncology)


UK medical students only

How to apply

Applications should be sent by email to [email protected] no later than 17:00 pm on Thursday 29 February. The Royal College of Radiologists' undergraduate committee will consider applications and decide on the winning research paper. Their decision is final and binding.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible after the decision.

Applications should comprise

  • An indication of which prize the application is for

  • The student's full name, permanent address, and medical school

  • The research paper, should not exceed 4000 words including references and tables. Please note only the first 4000 words will be assessed

  • A supporting statement from a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, who is aware of the student's work, confirming the research, is the original work of the applicant

Assessment criteria

  • Background information/research

  • Relevance of research

  • Originality of research

  • Study design

  • Data collection and handling

  • Structure and quality of the report

  • Conclusion

  • Quality of data presentation.

The successful applicants will be invited to record/present a talk about their research at the appropriate RCR meeting.

Enquiries should be directed to [email protected]

This presentation was developed independently and the information provided in this video does not represent RCR guidance or endorsement.

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