Every two years, the RCR awards one clinical radiology team and one clinical oncology team with the RCR International Fellowship. The winning teams, which consist of a consultant and a trainee, are awarded funds to carry out philanthropic international activity. Each team visits their country of choice twice, to ensure their project delivers the maximum benefit of developing clinical radiology or clinical oncology in that area. Past recipients of the award have had fantastic feedback from their host organisations and have experienced significant benefits themselves in terms of teaching experience, learning experience and making new connections with international peers.
2019–21 Successful applicants
The 2019 International Travelling Fellowship has been awarded to:
Winners: Dr Andrew Lowe of Taunton and Dr Helen O'Brien of Bristol
Project: A collaboration between the RCR and Myanmar Radiological Society (MRS) to enhance CT and MRI competencies for radiologists based in Myanmar & to enable their capability for self-directed teaching
Winners: Dr Katie Wakeham of Brighton and Dr Olivia Fraser of Plymouth
Project: Lusaka Link: clinical training course
The recipients of the 2017 RCR International Fellowship are teaching clinical radiology at Alexandria University Hospital, Egypt, and developing clinical oncology in Lahore, Pakistan.
History of the award
The International Travelling Fellowship was created in 2017 by combining the Cochrane Shanks Jalil Travelling Fellowship and the Sir Howard Middlemiss Travelling Fellowship awards. Previous awards have also included the RCR Prafulla Kumar Ganguli Professorship. Past awardees visited Ghana, Sri Lanka and India.
This award is a travelling professorship, it is intended for the consultant and trainee from each faculty to visit a radiologically or oncologically disadvantaged country with the purpose of supporting and teaching radiological or oncological education in low or middle income countries.
This award consists of two visits to the same hospital and/or institution to ensure maximum benefit to the country in question.
Up to £11,000. Each visit per year will receive up to £5,500.
It is open to Fellows of the RCR who hold a consultant post in the UK, and to trainees in a UK approved training scheme. All applicants must be in good standing with the College.
The next round of applications for the International Travelling Fellowship will open in February 2021.
- Must include both a consultant and trainee
- Must include two visits to the same institutions/host hospitals over the two year period – to ensure maximum benefit and to establish a link with the respective center
- Both awardees must be in good standing with the College
- Both awardees must currently practise in the UK
- £5,500 will be award to each visit; the sum represents the monies awarded per year and per speciality over a course of two years
- The awardee must promote the award afterwards and submitted a structured report within eight weeks of each visit and lecture for the College website within 12 weeks of the final visit.
The appointment process
Candidates should submit by email a completed application form, a CV per applicant, two letters of reference per applicant and confirmation from the host hospital(s)/institution(s) where you intend to work. Applications will be sent for assessment to the International Committee.