Bursaries, awards and prizes for undergraduate education



Every year the RCR offers a number of bursaries, prizes and awards to undergraduate medical students and societies, as well as trainees and consultants involved in undergraduate education.

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Elective bursaries

Every year the College offers ten elective bursaries for medical students. These are intended to support undergraduates carrying out an elective period of study in either clinical oncology or clinical radiology in the UK or abroad. For details and how to apply, visit the relevant page linked below: 

You can read reports from previous recipients of the clinical oncology bursaries and the clinical radiology bursaries.

Research and essay prizes

There are two research prizes and two essay prizes available for medical students every year. The research prizes are for students who conduct personal research on clinical oncology or clinical radiology topic. The essay prizes are given for essays written either on a topic relevant to clinical oncology or clinical radiology or describing a personal experience of working in a department of clinical oncology or clinical radiology during an elective period or vacation. For full details and how to apply, visit the relevant page linked below:

Undergraduate Radiology/Oncology Society of the Year

There are two prizes of £200 each available, one for undergraduate radiology societies and one for undergraduate oncology societies. The prizes are intended to reward Undergraduate Radiology and Oncology Societies that have been active during the preceding year. Particular emphasis will be given to societies that have a plan for sustainability and those who have been innovative in their activities. For full details and how to apply, visit the relevant page linked below:

Undergraduate Education Innovation and Excellence Awards

There are two prizes of £250 each available for UK medical students, foundation doctors, trainees, or consultants who have developed and implemented innovative projects in the field of undergraduate education. Projects could include activities related to undergraduate societies, innovative teaching and learning methods aimed at undergraduates, or any other activity related to the education of undergraduates in radiology or oncology. Applicants are encouraged to be innovative in their projects and projects that have potential national applications will be particularly highly evaluated. For full details and how to apply, visit the relevant page linked below:

If you have any questions about any of the bursaries or prizes on offer contact undergraduate@rcr.ac.uk 

Hexarad Scholarship

We're proud to once again be supporting the Hexarad Widening Participation Scholarship. This annual award supports and promotes diversity in medicine and radiology by providing mentorship and research project financial assistance to UK-based underrepresented medical students.

If you're interested in applying, or know someone who might be, make sure to submit your application by 17 July 2022. All applicants will be invited to attend an equality and diversity leadership event on 28th September 2022.

This award was founded by Hexarad Radiology, in partnership with St. George’s University of London.