January 26, 2015

Trainees and students are invited to apply for the BIR/Philips Trainee Award for Excellence and the BIR/Philips Student Travel Bursary launched by the BIR in partnership with Philips Healthcare. The deadline for this award is 28 February 2015.


The purpose of the Trainee Award for Excellence is to foster the development of multidisciplinary educational resources by, and for, trainees.


The student bursary aims to offer educational opportunities to students of any discipline to access opportunities which otherwise wouldn’t be available without this cash prize.


Neil Mesher, Managing Director of Philips Healthcare said "This is a fantastic way for trainees to showcase good practice and spread the word about their research. For students it’s a way to get much-needed funding to broaden their experience. We welcome applications from everyone working in radiology, radiation oncology and the underlying sciences."


The BIR/Philips Trainee Award for Excellence

Trainees are invited to submit an educational resource which must be related to the theory and practice of radiology and radiation oncology.  It must also be a resource that can be hosted on the BIR’s website so should be in an electronic format e.g. PowerPoint presentation, paper, MCQ questions, etc. Applications will be accepted from groups of two or more (with at least two of the group coming from different disciplines). The winning group will receive a cash prize of £750 and a certificate.


The BIR/Philips Student Travel Bursary


Any full time student may apply for this bursary which provides financial assistance to attend a radiology or radiation oncology training event.


Both awards will be judged by the BIR Education Panel, which will include a representative from Philips.

Closing date for applications for both awards : 28 February 2015.


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Only trainee or student members of the BIR are eligible to apply for both these awards.


Membership of the BIR is free for full time students in the UK and there is a subsidised fee for trainees.


To apply for the awards visit



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Notes to Editors


About The British Institute of Radiology 

  • The British Institute of Radiology (BIR) is an independent multidisciplinary organisation, and a registered charity, whose membership is open to everyone with an interest in radiology and radiation oncology.
  • The British Institute of Radiology is the oldest radiological society in the world. 
  • We strive to ensure that the potential of image science and radiation technology to prevent, detect and combat disease is fully realised. We believe in the importance of research and education, and we promote collaboration and the sharing of knowledge and understanding. 
  • To help fulfil our aims, we undertake a wide range of activities, including publishing, the organisation of scientific meetings and conferences and the provision of library and information services.


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