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 awards, prizes and bursaries please see below. 

Award title

Who's eligible?

Funds available

Applications open

Applications close

Research awards      

Cancer Research UK/RCR Joint Clinical Research Training FellowshipsFellowsVisit Cancer Research UK website for more informationRolling application processRolling application process
Constance Thornton FellowshipM embers and Fellows Up to £3,000

March 2017

June 2017

Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and Fellows Up to £7,000August 2017November 2017
Kodak Radiology Fund Research BursaryFellows Up to £5,000

March 2017

June 2017

Kodak Radiology Fund ScholarshipMembers and Fellows Up to £20,000

March 2017

June 2017

MRC/RCR Joint Research Training FellowshipsMembers and FellowsVisit MRC website for more informationSee MRC websiteSee MRC website
Pump Priming GrantsMembers and Fellows new to research OR within 5 years of their CCT

Up to £10,000

March 2017

June 2017

Roentgen ProfessorshipMembers and FellowsUp to £3,000Apply now31 March 2017

Educational travel opportunities       

British Society of Paediatric Radiologists (BSPR) ProfessorshipPaediactric radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSPRUp to £5,000August 2017September 2017
British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Graham Plant ProfessorshipInterventional radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSIR Up to £5,000March 2017May 2017
Couch Kerley Travelling ProfessorshipConsultants with a teaching background Travel expenses plus daily allowanceNext appointment in September 2017n/a
Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UKUp to £6,000December 2017March 2018
Kodak Radiology Fund Educational BursaryMembers and FellowsUp to £5,000May 2017August 2017
Reginald G Reid/Graham Hodgson ScholarshipFellowsUp to £1,500May 2017August 2017
Travel Bursaries for the European Congress of RadiologyTrainees £200 per bursaryOctober 2017December 2017
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) International Travelling Fellowship  RCR Fellows and members (consultants and trainees) £11, 000 for two years (£5,500 per visit)Apply now6 March 2017

Awards for achievement

Ansell PrizeTrainees and consultantsn/aFebruary 2017April 2017
Audit Poster Competition Audit leads, trainees, radiographers and colleaguesn/aFebruary 2017April 2017 
Editor's Medal Authors in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnual Annual
Ella Preiskel PrizeAuthors of papers on paediatric radiology in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnualAnnual
Ellis Barnett PrizeAuthors of papers on ultrasound content in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnualAnnual
Frank Doyle Medal Trainees: FRCR Part An/an/an/a
Gold AwardCandidates taking Final Examination of the Fellowshipn/an/an/a 
Junior Radiologists' Forum Trainer Award Consultants (Trainers) n/aFebruary 2017April 2017 
Robert and Elma Kemp Harper PrizeAuthors of papers on gastrointestinal radiology in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnualAnnual 

Undergraduate       

Elective bursariesMedical students£200 eachApply now31 March 2017
Steven Carstairs Essay Prize Medical students £200Apply now31 March 2017
Steven Carstairs Research PrizeMedical students£400Apply now31 March 2017