BIR Nic McNally Radiobiology Travel Bursary

94_Dr N J Mc Nally 1991-92The Nic McNally prize for Cancer Research was established from monies raised by the friends, colleagues and BIR staff in memory of Dr Nic McNally, who was a long-serving Honorary Editor of BJR and President–elect of the BIR before his untimely death in 1991. The Gray Laboratory Cancer Research Trust has made a generous donation to the prize fund, which will ensure the continuation of the award for many years to come. The prize is in the form of a travel bursary to a conference* and is awarded to a radiobiology researcher who may be scientifically or medically qualified. The winner will be encouraged to submit an article on the relevant topic to BJR. 

*Please note that conference attendance can be in person or virtual, as appropriate 


Apply for the 2024  Award - closing date   31  May 2024

 Flyer 2024

Download the Application form

General Criteria:

  • The award is for £750 and is open to BIR members and non-members.
  • The award will be made at an appropriate event, either organised or badged by the BIR.

Application Criteria:

  • Applicants must submit:
    • an application form,
    • an abstract submission form for the relevant conference in which they are participating,
  • Closing date 31 May 2024
  • Applications will be judged by the Awards & Prizes Judging Panel, with advice from the BIR Oncology & Radiotherapy SIG, if required. 


2023 Award Winner 

Awarded to Mr Ricardo Minaya Sainz for their application based on the paper entitled "Antibody blockade of ART1 synergises with CTLA-4 inhibitors to promote radiotherapy-induced immune responses in a mouse lung cancer model".

Nic McNally Award 2023

Above: Mr Ricardo Minaya Sainz presented with his award by BIR President Professor Stephen Keevil


 Previous winners:


Mr Christian Cooper and

Dr Victoria Dunne


Mr Conrado Guerrero Quiles


Dr Lingjian Yang


Miss Lara Barazzoul


Dr Cornelia Meisenberg


Dr Christine Armstrong


Dr Ester Hammond

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