College of Radiographers Industry Partnerships Scheme Research Grant

College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme Research Grant


As part of the College of Radiographers’ commitment to the implementation of the SCoR's new research strategy, the organisation is funding small grants for projects related to any aspect of the science and practice of radiography. Bids up to £5,000 for small projects and up to £10,000 for one larger project.

Bids for funding exceeding these amounts will be considered. Matched funding or other institutional contributions would be advantageous.


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 SCoR Research Group and the College Board of Trustees. Feedback will be given to all who submitted a proposal. Successful projects will be assigned a named contact person from the SCoR. All completed projects will be listed on the Research section of the website.

Deadline: There are two grant calls a year, one in April and one in October, with one successful grant allocation in each round. 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. 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.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Professional and Education team.  For help completing your application, please read the College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme Research Grants funding guidelines

Reporting: The College will expect an interim and a final report for large projects and a final report only for small projects.

Applicants will be notified the outcome of their bids within three months of application. 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 encouraged to publish their work in Radiography or Imaging and Therapy Practice.

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