Awards and prizes

The RCR offers a variety of funded opportunities to develop learning, research, travel and teaching, available at every stage of your medical career, whether you are still studying at university, in the midst of your specialty training or a fully qualified consultant. Over recent years, the College has given out nearly £2 million in grants and awards, and these opportunities have resulted in many success stories, including clinical developments both in the UK and overseas, rich academic research careers, broadened horizons, raised public profiles, and enhanced personal development. Information on past award schemes, Fellowships and eponymous lectures offered by the RCR is available. 

Please see below for a full list of awards, prizes and bursaries:

Award titleWho is eligible? Funds availableApplications open Applications close 

Research awards      

Cancer Research UK/RCR Joint Clinical Research Training FellowshipsMembers and FellowsVisit Cancer Research UK website for more information Rolling application processRolling application process 
Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and FellowsUp to £7,000 August 2023November 2023
Clinical Oncology Early Career Investigator AwardTrainee first authors of original research or reviews published in the Clinical Oncology journalThree prizes available £250-£500January 2022March 2022

Educational travel opportunities       

Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UK and in active practiceUp to £6,000December 2023

March 2024

The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) International Travelling FellowshipRCR Fellows and members (consultants and trainees)£11,000 for two years (£5,500 per visit) February 2021Every two years
RCR-Cyclotron Trust Visiting FellowshipsConsultants and post-FRCR Specialist Registrar Clinical OncologistsUp to £3,000 per visit AnnualAnnual 
Kay Durrant Visiting FellowshipsRCR Fellows and members (consultants, SAS-grade doctors and trainees)Up to £3,000 per Fellowship1 February 20233 April 2023
Bursary for Attendance at the Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop

Fellows and Members who have passed Part II FRCR A

Registration and reasonable travel and accommodation costs  January 2023 February 2023

Awards for achievement       

Audit and Quality Improvement ePoster Competition Oncologists of any grade, oncology trainees, radiographers and physicistsFirst prize winner £280, second prize winner £70FebruaryMay
Frank Doyle MedalTrainees: FRCR Part An/an/an/a
Frank Ellis MedalTrainees and consultantsn/aAnnualAnnual 
Gold AwardCandidates taking Final Examination of the Fellowshipn/an/an/a
Oncology Registrars' Forum Trainer AwardConsultantsn/aFebruary 2024March 2024
Ross Award Trainees and new consultants n/aAnnualAnnual
Wormald abstract competitionTrainees and consultantsn/aFebruary 2021April 2021


Clinical Oncology Undergraduate Research PrizeUK medical students£400November 2023April 2024
Clinical Oncology Undergraduate Essay Prize UK medical students£200November 2023April 2024
Elective BursariesUK medical students£300 eachNovember 2023April 2024
Undergraduate Oncology Society of the YearUK medical students£200 November 2023April 2024
Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence AwardUK medical students, trainees, consultants£250November 2023April 2024

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

UK medical students£1,940March 20232 May 2023