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UKIO Attendance Grant

Are you attending this year’s UKIO in Liverpool and presenting a proffered paper for the first time?

If so then you can apply for funding from the College of Radiographers UKIO Attendance Grant.

The grant will support:

  • Full conference registration.
  • Accommodation for the duration of the event.
  • Return second class rail travel to the conference.
  • Subsistence whilst at the event, in line with SoR policy.

The United Kingdom Imaging and Oncology (UKIO) Congress Attendance Grant is available to qualified members of the Society of Radiographers and to educators who are not radiographers but who promote radiographic education.

The grant is designed to support the presentation of research and/or service evaluation findings as an oral paper at the UKIO event.

Successful applicants will agree to prepare an article for publication in Synergy News or Imaging and Therapy Practice on their experience, and are encouraged to publish the findings of their work in Radiography.

NB this grant is strictly for oral presentations and is not applicable for poster presentations.

Criteria for applications

Radiographers wishing to be considered for this grant must:

  • be based in the UK;
  • have been in continuous membership with the Society of Radiographers for a minimum of two years at the date of application for the grant;
  • hold current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
  • be working in the clinical setting (those with a split clinical/academic role will also be considered);
  • be a first-time proffered paper presenter at UKIO;
  • be prepared to act as an ambassador for the Society and College of Radiographers during the conference visit and at all times in relation to the receipt and use of the grant; and
  • agree to sign and adhere to the Society and College of Radiographers’ terms and conditions for the grant.

Educators who are not radiographers wishing to be considered for this grant must:

  • be based in the UK;
  • be a first-time proffered paper presenter at UKIO;
  • be prepared to act as an ambassador for the Society and College of Radiographers during the conference visit and at all times in relation to the receipt and use of the grant; and
  • agree to sign and adhere to the Society and College of Radiographers’ terms and conditions for the grant.

NB Unfortunately, we are unable to fund applicants who have previously received UKIO attendance funding.

Applications

Those wishing to apply for the grant are required to submit a conference abstract outlining their work, including how the outcomes of their work are expected to impact patient care.

This will be an open, competitive process and those scoring highest with the review panel will be considered for funding.

NB Funding will not be released until notification has been received from UKIO confirming that the abstract has been accepted for oral presentation.

Those wishing to apply for the grant are required to complete the accompanying application form and submit by the deadline of the last Friday in February each year.

The panel will independently and anonymously assess each application against the award criteria at the beginning of March, with an aim to notify applicants of outcomes by the end of March at the latest.

 

Case study

Philip Mowlem, a reporting radiographer at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, applied for and received the grant. He says, "I applied to promote a small piece of research I was due to publish. The money paid for my travel, accommodation, attendance at the conference and also the printing of a poster. It was a valuable experience which highlighted some of the pitfalls you can fall foul of. I shared my experience as an article in Synergy News.”

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