The Radiological Research Trust is offering small research grants up to £5,000 which are awarded biannually.

How to apply for a grant

Research Grant

Research Grant Application Process

Step 1. Application deadline dates posted online
Step 2. Application form available online to download: RRT Research Grant Application Form and email to when completed
Step 3. Applications reviewed by Expert Review Panel
Step 4. Expert Review Panel presents applications to Board of Trustee for ratification
Step 5. Lead applicants are notified accordingly 6 weeks after the application deadline

Research Grant Application Criteria

Lead applicant must be an early career researcher and preference will be given to individuals from the radiological professions (radiologist, radiographer, imaging scientist or allied professionals). 

Costing must be in £GBP 

We anticipate that projects would normally be take place (or primarily take place) in the UK. In the case of any dispute – English Law would apply. 

The Trusts’ Expert Review Panel will assess all applications before recommendations are made to the Board of Trustees.

All funding applications will be judged against the following criteria:
1. Is the research project directly relevant to The Radiological Research Trust?
2. Does the proposed study necessarily repeat research already undertaken, or duplicate work which may currently be taking place?
3. Does the project have scientific credibility?
4. Is the project feasible?
5. Does the project have ethical approval?
6. Are the costs requested realistic?
7. Is the length of time required for funding appropriate to the work involved?
8. What is the likelihood of a study making a substantial advance in scientific understanding and knowledge?
9. What is the likelihood of the study leading to a substantial health gain?
10. What is the likelihood of the study increasing our understanding of the broader topic area?

Research Grant Funding & Reporting

The Trust requires a report at the completion of the project. Failure to provide reports could have an adverse affect on any future applications made by those applicants concerned. Download Final Report Form

Funding for successful applications may be given in two phases with reports due halfway through and at the completion of the project.

If an application for funding is rejected the Board of Trustees decision is final and cannot be appealed against. However brief feedback will be provided to all unsuccessful applicants. If an application is rejected it does not prevent the applicant from applying for future funding from the Trust for other relevant projects.

We are a National Institute for Health Research non-commercial partner organisation

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