Are you attending this year’s UKIO in Liverpool and presenting a proffered paper for the first time?
If so, then you can apply for funding from the College of Radiographers UKIO Attendance Grant.
The grant will support:
The United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) Congress Attendance Grant is available to qualified members of the Society of Radiographers and to educators who are not radiographers but who promote radiographic education.
The grant is designed to support the presentation of research and/or service evaluation findings as an oral paper at the UKIO event.
Successful applicants will agree to prepare an article for publication in Synergy or Insight on their experience, and are encouraged to publish the findings of their work in Radiography.
NB this grant is strictly for oral presentations and is not applicable for poster presentations.
Radiographers wishing to be considered for this grant must:
Educators who are not radiographers wishing to be considered for this grant must:
NB Unfortunately, we are unable to fund applicants who have previously received UKIO attendance funding.
Those wishing to apply for the grant are required to submit a conference abstract outlining their work, including how the outcomes of their work are expected to impact patient care.
This will be an open, competitive process and those scoring highest with the review panel will be considered for funding.
NB Funding will not be released until notification has been received from UKIO confirming that the abstract has been accepted for oral presentation.
Those wishing to apply for the grant are required to complete the accompanying application form and submit by the deadline of the last Friday in February each year.
The panel will independently and anonymously assess each application against the award criteria at the beginning of March, with an aim to notify applicants of outcomes by the end of March at the latest.
Philip Mowlem, a reporting radiographer at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, applied for and received the grant. He says, "I applied to promote a small piece of research I was due to publish. The money paid for my travel, accommodation, attendance at the conference and also the printing of a poster. It was a valuable experience which highlighted some of the pitfalls you can fall foul of. I shared my experience as an article in Synergy News.”