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

April 2022

July 2022
Dr Karol Sicher Cancer Research FellowshipMembers and Fellows Up to £7,000August 2023November 2023
RCR Seed grantsFellowsUp to £40,000Apply NowJuly 2022
Research BursaryFellows Up to £5,000Apply Now

July 2022

Kodak FellowshipFellowsUp to £65,000Apply NowJuly 2022
MRC/RCR Joint Research Training FellowshipsMembers and FellowsVisit MRC website for more informationSee MRC websiteSee MRC website
Roentgen ProfessorshipMembers and FellowsUp to £3,000

Apply Now

31 March 2022

Outstanding Clinical Radiology Researcher Award

Members and Fellows

£250July 2023October 2023

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

Apply Now

31 May 2022
British Society of Neuroradiologists (BSNR) Du Boulay ProfessorshipNeuroradiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSNRUp to £3,000

Apply Now

31 May 2022
British Society of Paediatric Radiologists (BSPR) ProfessorshipPaediatric radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSPRUp to £5,000April 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 £5,000Apply Now31 May 2022
British Society of Skeletal Radiologists (BSSR) ProfessorshipMSK radiologists who are RCR Fellows and members of the BSSRUp to £5,000

Apply Now

31 May 2022
British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (BSGAR) ProfessorshipGastrointestinal radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSGAR. Up to £5,000

Apply Now

31 May 2022
British Society of Head and Neck Imaging (BSHNI) ProfessorshipHead and neck radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSHNI.Up to £5,000

Apply Now

31 May 2022
British Society of Thoracic Imaging (BSTI) Professorship Thoracic radiologists who are Fellows and members of the BSTIUp to £5,000April 202331 May 2023
Dr Prafulla Kumar Ganguli ProfessorshipFellows in the UKUp to £6,0002022TBC
Reginald G Reid/Graham Hodgson ScholarshipFellowsUp to £1,500May 2022August 2022
Travel Bursaries for the European Congress of Radiology (ECR)Trainees £250 per bursaryApply Now25 May 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


March 2023
Clinical Radiology Undergraduate Essay Prize Medical students £200


March 2023
Clinical Radiology Undergraduate Research PrizeMedical students£400


March 2023
Undergraduate Radiology Society of the yearMedical students/undergraduate societies£200CLOSEDMarch  2023
Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence AwardMedical students/trainees/consultants£250


March 2023