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 2020

 June 2020

Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and Fellows Up to £7,000 Apply Now15 November 2019
Kodak Radiology Fund Research BursaryFellows Up to £5,000

 March 2020 

 June 2020

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

 March 2020

 June 2020

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 2020

 June 2020

Roentgen ProfessorshipMembers and FellowsUp to £3,000December 2019 March 2020

Outstanding Clinical Radiology Researcher Award

Members and Fellows

£250 March 2021 June 2021

Educational travel opportunities       

Dr John Spencer Award for presentation or poster at RSNATrainees£500 per bursaryJune 2020August 2020
British Society of Breast Radiology (BSBR) ProfessorshipBreast radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSBRUp to £10,000

1 April 2020

31st May 2020
British Society of Neuroradiologists (BSNR) Du Boulay ProfessorshipNeuroradiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSNRUp to £6,0001 April 202110th May 2021
British Society of Paediatric Radiologists (BSPR) ProfessorshipPaediatric radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSPRUp to £10,0001 April 202031st May 2020
British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) Graham Plant ProfessorshipInterventional radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSIR Up to £10,0001 April 202031st May 2020
Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UKUp to £6,000December 2019March 2020
Kodak Radiology Fund Educational BursaryMembers and FellowsUp to £5,000May 2020August 2020
Reginald G Reid/Graham Hodgson ScholarshipFellowsUp to £1,500May 2020August 2020
Travel Bursaries for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR)Trainees £250 per bursaryNovember 2019January 2020
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

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/aJanuary 2020March 2020
Robert and Elma Kemp Harper PrizeAuthors of papers on gastrointestinal radiology in Clinical Radiology journaln/aAnnualAnnual 


Elective bursariesMedical students£200 eachNovember 2019March 2020
Steven Carstairs Essay Prize Medical students £200November 2019March 2020
Steven Carstairs Research PrizeMedical students£400November 2019March 2020
Undergraduate Radiology Society of the yearMedical students/undergraduate societies£200November 2019 March 2020
Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence AwardMedical students/trainees/consultants£250November 2019 March 2020