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.
PLEASE NOTE THIS SCHEME DOES NOT SUPPORT UNIVERSITY FEES
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:
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.
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
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: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/restart-framework/24886
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.
Applications are now open
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