Applications open for the 2024 Chesney Research Fund for imaging and radiotherapy 

The theme of this year’s ISRRT fund is to address the global shortage of radiographers 

Published: 17 June 2024 Researchers

Applications are officially open for the 2024 Chesney Research Fund from the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists. 

The Chesney Research Fund aims to “promote research that helps encourage evidence-based practice and improve the standards of delivery and practise in medical imaging and radiotherapy.” 

For 2024, the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT) is looking for applications based around the theme of ‘addressing the global shortage of radiographers/ radiological technologists.’ 

An international fund 

On the launch of applications for the 2024 fund, Richard Evans, CEO of the Society of Radiographers said: “The Chesney Award is made possible through a bequest made to the ISRRT. It marks the remarkable radiography careers of Noreen and Muriel Chesney and is fittingly organised to encourage research connected with the profession. 

“It is an international award, attracting submissions from the 90 or so radiography associations that are members of the ISRRT. 

“It would be great to see submissions for the award from members of the SoR.” 

The grant offers £1,500 for one-year projects and £3,000 for two-year year projects. 

History of the fund 

Launched in 2016, the fund commemorates the twin Chesney sisters, Noreen and Murial, who were famed in the radiography world as joint authors of several textbooks and papers, as well as being experienced and respected teachers. 

Muriel passed away, aged 89 years of age in 2010 and Noreen, 93 years of age in 2014 and the sisters left a legacy to the ISRRT, of which they were avid supporters.  

Full details of the Research Fund Guidelines and application form can be found at

Additional information can be requested from the ISRRT’s Consultant CEO at [email protected]. The closing date for submission of grant application is 30 September 2024. The funding decision will be announced by 31October 2024.