Research awards

The following RCR awards relate to research activity and the Academic Committee oversees their adjudication. The purpose, criteria and previous recipients for each are set out on the individual award pages.

“This grant allowed completion of my first piece of research and was hugely important in career development…...” (2014 recipient)

“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………..” (2017 recipient)

“This was one of the first awards that I received. It provided me with the experience necessary to run and manage complex studies ... It had a direct contribution to my appointment as Senior Lecturer and this experience has formed the foundation of subsequent grant successes/publications in related fields.” (2012 recipient)

The Roentgen Professorship is generously funded by the publishers of the Clinical Radiology journal in order to encourage research within the specialty.  The Roentgen Professor will visit a minimum of five UK training schemes for the purposes of stimulating and encouraging research in clinical radiology. 

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

2022 Research Grants & Fellowships 

2 Flexible Academic Fellowships to undertake research – £60,000 each (new)

Matched funding from organisations is strongly encouraged. Eligibility: RCR Fellow, UK clinical radiologist

2 RCR Pump Priming Grants - £40,000 each (new)

To undertake a research project in order to collect pilot data for a high-quality competitive grant application e.g. to a research council or charity. Eligibility: RCR Member or Fellow; UK clinical radiologist.

1 Kodak Radiology Fund Bursary - £5,000

To undertake a research project or further a radiological interest. Projects should be of at least 3 months.

1 Constance Thornton Fellowship - £3,000

To undertake a research project or further a radiological interest (preferably related to cross-sectional or paediatric radiology). Eligibility: RCR Member or Fellow, UK clinical radiologist

More details will be available in January 2022. Enquiries should be directed to