Kodak Radiology Fund Research Bursary

Applications open: March 2021


The Kodak Radiology Fund Research Bursary is one of two bursaries made available by the generosity of the Kodak Radiology Fund.


The Bursary is intended for a research project furthering a radiological interest in the UK or abroad. Projects should be of at least 3 months duration.

“This grant allowed completion of my first piece of research and was hugely important in career development…...” (2007 recipient)


Up to £5,000. 


The Bursary is open to Fellows of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology holding appointments of any grade in the UK.

“As a clinical radiologist with little previous research experience, this bursary has enabled me to develop a multitude of skills which will aid me in my career as both a clinician and researcher………..” (2011 recipient)

Guidance Notes:

All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying. 

To apply: 

Applicants will need to submit:

  • A completed application form. The application form requires:
    1. A detailed account of the proposed project including title, purpose, timing, plan of investigation, methods and techniques of study
    2. A budget plan
    3. Details of two referees, both of whom should be consultant clinical radiologists based at different institutions to each other and the applicant. The referees should be experts in their field and have no connection to either the project or the applicant(s).  The referees will be asked to comment on the merits of the proposed project, NOT the character of the applicant.
    4. Patient public involvement in the project is strongly encouraged, where appropriate. Informal PPI review of an application can be requested through the RCR, prior to submission. 

  • A brief curriculum vitae.  This should NOT include a photograph of the applicant.
  • Letter(s) of support from the research venue and project supervisor.

Further details of the application and assessment process will be available.

Assessment procedure

Applications are made in open competition and the Bursary is awarded by the Academic Committee based on the recommendation of an assessment panel. The decision of the assessment panel is final and binding. The Bursary will be awarded in instalments and will be contingent upon the receipt of the interim reports.​ 

Any enquiries should be directed to research@rcr.ac.uk 

A list of past recipients of the bursaries is available.

An audit report on the grants awarded under the above schemes between 2005-2015 is available.

Please note that an applicant may only apply for ONE of the following awards in any given year: Kodak Radiology Fund Bursary - Research; Kodak Research Fund Scholarship; Constance Thornton Fellowship; Pump Priming Grant. The assessment panel reserves the right to move an application into another award category if appropriate.