BIR invites applications for financial support awards

The British Institute of Radiology is inviting applications for its financial support awards, with a closing date for submissions of April 30.

Radiobiology researchers can apply for the BIR Nic McNally Travel Bursary, which offers £750 towards attending and presenting work at a relevant scientific conference.

Scientifically or medically qualified early career individuals can submit a completed abstract submission form for the relevant conference in which they are participating. The poster or talk must relate to original research in radiobiology or related subjects. The prize-winner will be the individual judged to have submitted the best poster/talk abstract.

The BIR/GE Radiation Safety Travel Award aims to share best practice in radiation safety. Participants are asked to submit a design for a new tool or resource to improve radiation safety in healthcare. This could be innovative software or a novel use of new technologies. It might be a device or object to warn, protect or assess protection provided.

The winner of the award, which is supported by GE Healthcare, receives a £1,000 bursary to travel to a relevant scientific conference of their choice to present the innovation.

Siemens Healthineers is partnering with the BIR to provide a pump-priming research bursary, the BIR/Siemens Healthineers Research Award, to give support to researchers in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.

The award will provide £1,000 initial financial support to enable researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources. It is in memory of radiology pioneer Sir James Mackenzie Davidson.

Awards will be presented at the BIR Annual Congress on November 5-6.

Picture: Dr Nic McNally was a previous BJR honorary editor and BIR past president elect.

Published on page 6 of the March 2020 issue of RAD Magazine.

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