To improve the standards of delivery and practice of medical imaging and radiation therapy throughout the world by research in the radiation medicine sciences is a mission of the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT). In the light of such mission and to promote evidence-based practice, the ISRRT has set aside a sum of money dedicated for funding research within the professional practice of radiographers, radiological technologists, radiation therapists, and nuclear medicine technologists.
The aim of the ISRRT Research Award is to promote research that helps improve the standards of delivery and practice of medical imaging and radiotherapy as well as to encourage evidence-based practice. The ISRRT Research Award was set up in 2009 and a research proposal was funded the first time in 2010.
Starting 2017 to commemorate the Chesney sisters who left in their will a legacy to ISRRT we will name the ISRRT Research Award as the ISRRT Chesney Research Award.
The theme of the 2017 award is the “Quality Assurance in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy: What are the possible roles of radiographers or Radiological Technologists or Radiation Therapists in quality assurance? ”.
Around this theme, you and your colleagues are invited to submit a research proposal.
Bids may include new methodology and modification to standard protocols and procedures which may result in a sustainable or improved quality service in the respective discipline of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Applications with other themes are also welcome but priority will be given to applications following the proposed theme for 2017.
The grant is £2500 for 1-year and £5000 for 2-year projects. Full details of the Research Award Guidelines and application form can be downloaded from the ISRRT website: www.isrrt.org. The closing date for submission of grant application is 30 April 2017. Funding decision will be announced by late July 2017.