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CoRIPS research grants


College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme Research Grants



As part of the College of Radiographers’ commitment to the implementation of the SCoR's new research strategy, the organisation is funding small grants for projects related to any aspect of the science and practice of radiography. Bids up to £5,000 for small projects and up to £10,000 for one larger project.

Bids for funding exceeding these amounts will be considered. Matched funding or other institutional contributions would be advantageous.


The aim is to support at least one grant for someone who has little or no previous experience of undertaking research and development projects.

The final selection will be made by the SCoR Research Group and the College Board of Trustees. Feedback will be given to all who submitted a proposal. Successful projects will be assigned a named contact person from the SCoR. All completed projects will be listed on the Research section of the website.

Deadline: There are two grant calls a year, one in April and one in October, with one successful grant allocation in each round. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on the last Friday of April, and 5pm on the first Monday of October each year. In the case where high volumes of applications are received for one round, the College reserves the right to request resubmission for future rounds of funding.

Eligibility: The applicant must be a radiographer and a member of the Society of Radiographers. If funds requested are less than £5000, applicants must have been in continuous membership with the Society of Radiographers for a minimum of one year. If funds requested are greater than £5000, applicants must have been in continuous membership with the Society of Radiographers for a minimum of two years.

Completed application forms should be sent to the Professional and Education team.  For help completing your application, please read the College of Radiographers Industry Partnership Scheme Research Grants funding guidelines

Reporting: The College will expect an interim and a final report for large projects and a final report only for small projects.

Applicants will be notified the outcome of their bids within three months of application. Successful applicants will be given a final report date by which they must report to the College the outcome of their research. Final reports will be published on the SoR website. Researchers are encouraged to publish their work in Radiography or Imaging and Therapy Practice.

NIHR Clinical Research Network

The Society and College of Radiographers is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) non-commercial Partner. This means the studies that we fund may be eligible to access NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) support.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has extended support into health and social care research taking place in non-NHS settings.

The change to the policy (from 1 January 2018) means the CRN can support research conducted outside of NHS settings, such as studies running in care homes or in hospices, which will answer important questions for those patient populations. The CRN will also be able to better support research into public health, for example in schools and other community settings. This change is a way in which the NIHR is addressing the evolving health and care landscape and the changing needs of people and patients.

Read the full Eligibility Criteria for NIHR Clinical Research Network Support policy 

In partnership with your local R&D office, we encourage you to involve your local CRN team in discussions as early as possible when planning your study to fully benefit from the support the NIHR CRN offers as outlined in their Study Support Service. To find your local CRN team visit the NIHR clinical reseach page or to find out more about how you can apply for this additional support to help deliver your study, please visit the support my study page

If your study involves NHS sites in England you will need to apply for Health Research Authority Approval (HRA) in order to qualify for NIHR CRN support. For guidance on submitting an application please visit the HRA planning and improving resesarch webpages

What a CoRIPS research grant can mean

Successfully obtaining a grant enabled me to be a primary investigator in a small research project, even though I had no previous research experience. The grant has been crucial to the success of the research project; having the funds to be able to pay for professional transcription services, for example, has enabled me to undertake a greater number of interviews, which should increase the validity and robustness of the research.

The matched funding from my employer was also beneficial as it encouraged them to be supportive and helped to justify the time spent on the project during busy periods.

The grant has given me an opportunity to use my own research in my teaching, to publish papers and to deliver presentations at conferences, all of which has increased my national profile. I would like to thank CoRIPS for all their support.

I am extremely grateful as I would not have been able to do this without you!

Jane Arezina
Diagnostic Imaging Programme Leader
University of Leeds

Case study

“It just would not have been possible to complete this research without the CoRIPS funding.”

Laura Charlesworth: Course leader for the BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology course and a senior lecturer for the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing, Sheffield Hallam University
Research project:  What are therapeutic radiographers' perceptions of the barriers and enablers in providing support or referring to smoking cessation support?
Award: £6,770.42

Laura’s research project was undertaken over a two-year period to find out what both service users and therapeutic radiographers identified as important components of a training package for therapy radiographers to provide brief smoking cessation interventions.

She wanted to gain a depth of understanding of the barriers and facilitators to stop patients smoking and to develop a training resource to help build confidence and competence.

Laura says: “It would not have been possible to complete this research without the CoRIPS funding which supported the transcription of focus groups, and to pay the groups' travel expenses. Some funds were also allocated to release time from my employment, which was so important to allow for completion of the health research authority process, arrange the focus groups, design the training resource and analyse data, with a few days left to start the write up and dissemination process.

“Perhaps most importantly, the CoRIPS funding has also enabled development of others. I was fortunate to be able to cost a six-week student internship into the application. This provided funding for a newly qualified pre-registration, post graduate therapeutic radiographer to lead the systematic review. We also provided the opportunity for a further newly qualified radiographer with an interest in public health to be involved in the remainder of the research project.”

Laura has published two papers to date and two conference presentations and she is preparing a paper for Radiography journal. Her research was also included in a package of work submitted and shortlisted for the NICE into Action category at the Chief Allied Health Professions Officer's Awards in 2018.

Document downloads

Application 001 - Beverly Snaith: Establishing a standard for radiographer commenting in the A&E environment in the UK

Application 002 - Angela Eddy: Role extension and work-based training, a match made in heaven?

Application 003 - Sandra Mathers: X-Raying children; differences between adult departments and children's hospitals (Scotland)

Application 005 - Rob Appleyard: Improving students’ anatomical knowledge using immersive visualization technology

Application 006 - Nicholas Courtier: Acute fatigue in a breast radiotherapy cohort: towards a predictive model

Application 010 - Sandra Mathers: Imaging services for children in England and Wales

Application 012 - Andrew England: Observer variation of abdominal aortic aneurysm measurements on CT datasets

Application 013 - Frederick Murphy: Evaluating the clinical learning experiences of dyslexic student radiographers

Application 015 - Suzanne Henwood and David Flinton: Participation in, and attitudes towards, CPD (UK & NZ)

Application 018 - Helen Carter: Experiences of radiographers advancing into reporting CT colonography

Application 019 - Lisa Punt: Evaluation of patient compliance in the use of vaginal dilators post pelvic radiotherapy

Application 020 - Keren Williamson: Utilising PDAs to support and enhance the clinical learning environment

Application 021 - Kathryn Burgess: Liverpool Investigation of Virtual Reality in Radiotherapy (LIViRR)

Application 022 - Michael Fell

Application 025 - Angela Eddy

Application 029 - Nicholas Cantlay

Application 030 - Suzanne Henwood and Lisa Booth

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Application 117 - Leslie Robinson

Application 119 - Mark Collins: Clinical Reasoning in Image Guided Radiotherapy; an Observational Study

Application 124 - Eric Onwuharine

Application 125 - Lucy Ashton

Application 127 - Amy Taylor

Application 129 - Jane Arezina, Judith Johnson, Alison McGuinness, Anne-Marie Culpan

Application 130 - Carl Bradbury

Application 131 - Raya Vinogradov

Application 132 - Laura Charlesworth

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Application 139 - Terri Gilleece

Application 143 - David Finn

Application 144 - Ann Newton-Hughes

Application 145 - Andrew Cooper

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Application 153 - Trudy Sevens

Application 086 - Nicholas Woznitza: Establishing the diagnostic accuracy of radiographer chest x-ray reports

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