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 FellowshipsFellowsVisit Cancer Research UK website for more information Rolling application processRolling application process 
Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and FellowsUp to £7,000August 2021November 2021

Educational travel opportunities       

Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UK and in active practice Up to £6,000December 2019March 2020
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
Keith Durrant Memorial Fellowship Senior registrars ST4 upwards and first year consultants Up to £3,000


September 2020

November 2020
RCR-Cyclotron Trust Visiting FellowshipsPost-FRCR trainees and consultants Up to £2,000 per visit 

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December 2019

RCR Kay-Visiting FellowshipsConsultantsUp to £2,000 per visit



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 December 2019February 2020

Awards for achievement       

Audit and Quality Improvement Poster Competition Oncologists, oncology trainees, radiographers and physicists - A member of any profession may enter the Competition providing the first or second named author is an RCR member/ FellowFirst prize winner £280, second prize winner £70TBC - 2020TBC - 2020
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/aJanuary 2020 April 2020
Ross Award Trainees and new consultants n/aAnnualAnnual


Edinburgh EAR Congress Research PrizeUK medical students£400November 2019March 2020
Edinburgh EAR Congress Essay Prize UK medical students£200November 2019March 2020
Elective BursariesUK medical students£200 eachNovember 2019March 2020
Undergraduate Oncology Society of the YearUK medical students£200November 2019March 2020
Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence AwardUK medical students, trainees, consultants£250November 2019March 2020

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships

UK medical students£1,940May 2020June 2020