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Overseas placement fund
The College of Radiographers Overseas Placement Fund was established by a generous donation in 1998; this was matched by the organisation at that time.
The Overseas Placement Fund is managed by the College of Radiographers Board of Trustees and a number of radiography placements in developing countries have been supported by the fund over the years.
The Society and College of Radiographers enjoys a very high standing and reputation in the world of radiography internationally.
A professional interest in the promotion of radiography in developing countries has been a feature of the organisation's work for many years. A number of individual radiographers have taken an interest in this area and this has often resulted in periods of working overseas.
The fund is administered under an arrangement with RAD-Aid, the international non-profit organisation for diagnostic imaging professionals. To find out more about RAD-Aid and to register, click here. Applications will be considered from radiographers who demonstrate the following criteria:
- Current membership of the Society of Radiographers;
- Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council or acknowledged by the College of Radiographers as having relevant/equivalent expertise;
- Willingness to work overseas on a project in a developing country;
- Ability to demonstrate experience and qualifications appropriate to the placement;
- Ability to occupy a role that will help an emerging radiographic system (diagnostic or therapeutic,) as identified by the host country;
- Demonstration of project planning, normally through an established agency such as VSO. The applicant must provide clear aims and objectives, determine the project audience, note project support and resources, detail the intended activities with dates, detail evaluation tools to measure project impact, and provide a detailed budget breakdown;
- Commitment to adhere to the policies and standards of the Society and College of Radiographers;
- Evidence of support from the applicant's Regional Committee/National Council, where relevant;
- Commitment to produce articles for publication in Imaging and Therapy Practice regarding their experiences whilst on placement;
- Sign and date the application form with a commitment to write a full final report reviewing the outcomes of the placement.