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Applications invited for $50,000 research opportunity

8 January, 2020

A first-of-its-kind initiative to bring researchers from the UK and the USA together has been launched by the College of Radiographers and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Foundation.

A grant of up to $50,000 (£38,000) is being offered by the two bodies to fund Anglo-American radiography research.

The International Collaborative Clinical Research Grant "supports medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals aspiring to partner with an international colleague to conduct a clinically focused scientific research project in radiologic technology."

The topic of the first research project - Evaluation of Intravoxel Incoherent Motion in the Spinal Cord of Multiple Sclerosis Patients - has been chosen by the ASRT Foundation and SoR members are invited to apply to partner with a researcher in the United States.

The criteria for UK applicants is the same as for CoRIPS Research Grants, ie 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 for a minimum of one year. If funds requested are greater than £5000, applicants must have been in continuous membership for a minimum of two years.

There are detailed guidelines for eligibility, terms and conditions, and proposal submissions. The research grant includes funding for travel and accommodation to travel to America.

The completed application form must be submitted by 3 April.

Please contact Dr Rachel Harris, the SoR's professional and education manager and research lead, if you have any questions.

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