Limited funds are available for competitive bursaries to support post-Fellowship SpRs and post-CSCST Fellows of the Faculty who wish to apply for funding that will help them to achieve higher degree training in Radiology and in professional/ leadership roles related to Radiology.
It is intended that the Higher Degree Support Bursary funding will be renewable from Faculty investment income and will initially be a rolling fund, capped at €50,000 in the first 5 years. No more than €10,000 will be awarded in any one year.
Applicants must be based in hospitals in Ireland or abroad that are recognised for training by the Faculty of Radiologists. Applicants at an early postgraduate stage in their career and those who propose projects likely to enhance subsequent academic activity by future Consultant Radiologists in Irish hospitals will have an advantage in this competition.
Eligible degrees must be included in the HSE Consultants Incremental Credit framework as agreed between the HSE and Forum of Postgraduate Training Bodies [http://www.radiology.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/FAQs-Application-of-incremental-credit-to-new-entrant-Consultants.pdf] and include MD, PhD, MPH and some MSc degrees. These may be updated by the HSE from time to time. Primary Radiology qualifications (e.g. FRCR, FRANZCR, FRCPC, ABR) are not eligible.
The form is now available for download from the Faculty website:
Funding may be applied to training, fees, educational and research projects. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 17:00 hrs, Monday September 4th, 2017. The applications will be reviewed by the Research committee, who may communicate with applicants in the course of drawing up a short-list of candidates for review by the Board of the Faculty on October 6, 2017.