College of Radiographers Industry Partnerships Scheme Research Grant

College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme Research Grant

The CoRIPS Research Grant funds projects related to any aspect of the science and practice of radiography.  Applications for this grant are considered on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of ten applications being assessed per round. 

Bids up to £5,000  for small projects and up to £10,000 for one larger project will be considered.  Matched funding or other institutional contributions would be advantageous.  Applicants are reminded that the College expects patient and public involvement to be factored in from the very first stages of research proposal development.


The aim is to support at least one grant for someone who has little or no previous experience of undertaking research and development projects.

The final selection will be made by the SoR | CoR Research Group and the College Board of Trustees. Feedback will be given to all who submitted a proposal and successful projects will be assigned a named contact person from the SoR | CoR. All completed projects will be listed on the Research section of the website.

For more information about the scheme, please see below: 

What you need to know

  • How to apply

  • Application deadline

    • There are two grant calls a year, one in April and one in October
    • The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the last Friday of April, and 5pm on the first Monday of October each year. 
    • Applications for this grant are considered on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of ten applications being assessed per round.
  • Eligibility

    • The applicant must be a radiographer and a member of the Society of Radiographers.
    • If funds requested are less than £5000, applicants must have been in continuous membership with the Society of Radiographers for a minimum of one year (excluding time spent in student membership).
    • If funds requested are greater than £5000, applicants must have been in continuous membership with the Society of Radiographers for a minimum of two years (excluding time spent in student membership).
  • Reporting

    • The College will expect an interim and a final report for large projects and a final report only for small projects.
    • Successful applicants will be given a final report date by which they must report to the College the outcome of their research.
    • Final reports will be published on the SoR website.
    • Researchers are also encouraged to publish their work in Radiography or Insight.
  • NIHR Clinical Research Network

    The Society and College of Radiographers is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support.

    The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has extended support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings.

    The change to the policy (from 1 January 2018) means the CRN can support research conducted outside of NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or in hospices, which will answer important questions for those patient populations. The CRN will also be able to better support research into public health, for example in schools and other community settings. This change is a way in which the NIHR is addressing the evolving health and care landscape and the changing needs of people and patients.

    Read the full Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support policy

    In partnership with your local R&D office, we encourage you to involve your local CRN team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study to fully benefit from the support the NIHR CRN offers as outlined in their Study Support Service. To find your local CRN team visit the NIHR clinical research page or to find out more about how you can apply for this additional support to help deliver your study, please visit the support my study page

    If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval (HRA) in order to qualify for NIHR CRN support. For guidance on submitting an application please visit the HRA planning and improving research webpages

  • Covid-19 implications

    The CoR recognises that the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic has implications for our research communities, especially those situated in clinical practice. SoR members must of course prioritise patient care and frontline services at this time. We will work with patients, public and practitioners in partnership to support evolving needs in the coming months.

    Members are welcome to progress CoRIPS research if possible, however, CoR understand that there may be delays and amendments to plans. We do expect that there will be some delay to current work in the areas of research and innovation that are not directly related to Covid-19.

    However, the National Institute for Heath Research (NIHR) has published a Framework to support the restarting of research paused due to COVID-19. Developed in partnership with multiple stakeholders and the devolved nations, the Framework provides a flexible structure for local decision making: 

    Further resources are available on the NIHR ‘Restarting research’ page, including links to previous updates, examples of best practice and resources to help reassure patients that it's safe to get involved in research.

CoRIPS Research Grant

Learn more about what a CoRIPS research grant can mean and the research projects it has previously supported

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CoRIPS Student Research Awards

This award is to encourage radiography students to consider a career path in research by providing funding support for those seeking research experience

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