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 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 FellowshipMembers and Fellows Up to £3,000

  March 2022

  July 2022
Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and Fellows Up to £7,000 Apply Now 19 November 2021
Kodak Radiology Fund Research BursaryFellows Up to £5,000

  March 2022

 July 2022

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

  March 2022

 July 2022

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

Up to £10,000

  March 2022

 July 2022

Roentgen ProfessorshipMembers and FellowsUp to £3,000

  December 2021

 March 2022

Outstanding Clinical Radiology Researcher Award

Members and Fellows

£250Apply now 4 October 2021

Educational travel opportunities       

Dr John Spencer Award for presentation or poster at RSNATrainees£500 per bursaryJuly 2022September 2022
British Society of Breast Radiology (BSBR) ProfessorshipBreast radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSBRUp to £5,000

1 April 2022

31 May 2022
British Society of Neuroradiologists (BSNR) Du Boulay ProfessorshipNeuroradiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSNRUp to £5,0001 April 202210 May 2022
British Society of Paediatric Radiologists (BSPR) ProfessorshipPaediatric radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSPRUp to £5,0001 April 2022

31 May 2022

British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Graham Plant ProfessorshipInterventional radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSIR Up to £5,0001 April 202231 May 2022
British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR) ProfessorshipMSK radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSSRUp to £5,0001 April 202231 May 2022
British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) ProfessorshipGastrointestinal radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSGAR. Up to £5,0001 April 202231 May 2022
British Society of Head and Neck Imaging (BSHNI) ProfessorshipHead and neck radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSHNI.Up to £5,0001 April 202231 May 2022
British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) Professorship Thoracic radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSTIUp to £5,000Apply now13 September 2021
Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UKUp to £6,0002022TBC
Kodak Radiology Fund Educational BursaryMembers and FellowsUp to £5,000May 2022August 2022
Reginald G Reid/Graham Hodgson ScholarshipFellowsUp to £1,500May 2022August 2022
Travel Bursaries for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR)Trainees £250 per bursaryDecember 2021January 2022
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)February 2021Every two years

Awards for achievement

Audit Poster Competition Audit leads, trainees, radiographers and colleaguesn/aFebruaryMay
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
George and Vera Ansell abstract competitionTrainees and consultantsn/aFebruaryApril
Gold AwardCandidates taking Final Examination of the Fellowshipn/an/an/a 
Junior Radiologists' Forum Trainer Award Consultants (Trainers) n/aJanuary 2022

March 2022

Pictorial review e-poster competitionTrainees and consultantsn/aFebruaryApril
Robert and Elma Kemp Harper PrizeAuthors of papers on gastrointestinal radiology in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnualAnnual 


Elective bursariesMedical students£300 each

November 2021

February 2022
Steven Carstairs Essay Prize Medical students £200

November 2021

February 2022
Steven Carstairs Research PrizeMedical students£400

November 2021

February 2022
Undergraduate Radiology Society of the yearMedical students/undergraduate societies£200November 2021February 2022
Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence AwardMedical students/trainees/consultants£250

November 2021

February 2022