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 and for a full list of current awards, prizes and bursaries please see below. 

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 2019November 2019

Educational travel opportunities       

Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UK and in active practice Up to £6,000Apply now2 March 2018
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) International Travelling FellowshipRCR Fellows and members (consultants and trainees)£11,000 for two years (£5,500 per visit) November 2019Every two years
Keith Durrant Memorial Fellowship Senior registrars ST4 upwards and first year consultants Up to £3,000


September 2018

November 2018
RCR-Cyclotron Trust Visiting FellowshipsPost-FRCR trainees and consultants Up to £2,000 per visit 



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



Rohan Williams Travelling ProfessorshipMembers and Fellows in a consultant post Reasonable travel and living expenses only September 2019December 2019

Awards for achievement       

Audit 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 £70November 2017  March 2018
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/aNominate 13 April 2018
Ross Award Trainees and new consultants n/aAnnualAnnual


Edinburgh EAR Congress Research PrizeUK medical students£400Apply now29 March 2018
Edinburgh EAR Congress Essay Prize UK medical students£200Apply now

29 March 2018

Elective BursariesUK medical students£200 eachApply now29 March 2018


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