BIR Siemens Research Award

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The BIR/Siemens research bursary is awarded in memory of Sir James Mackenzie Davidson, a pioneer in British radiology. 

This  pump-priming award has been set up to provide initial financial support to enable researchers to develop proposals with the aim of attracting further funding from external sources. The research must be in the fields of radiology, radiotherapy, oncology, radiography or medical physics.

Winner of the 2019 award

Siemens award 2019

Dr Andrew Nanapragasam, from King’s College Hospital, London, was presented with the BIR/Siemens Healthineers research bursary to develop a clinically applicable means of identifying muscle fibres affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

The award was presented at the BIR's Annual Congress by Peter Harrison, Managing Director GB and Ireland, Siemens Healthineers and Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes, President of the British Institute of Radiology (BIR).



Applications 2022

You can now apply for the 2022 award. The closing date has been extended to 31 May 2022

Application Form

General Criteria:

  • To provide pump-priming an award of £1,000 is available
  • Applicants must complete an application which includes a brief outline of the intended research project
  • Applicants must be BIR members
  • Applications and outlines will be judged by the Awards and Prizes Committee

Previous Winners

2019 Dr Andrew Nanapragasam
2018 Dr Bisdas Sotirios
2017 Dr Susan Shelmerdine and team
2016 Dr Luke Dixon and team
2015 Dr Karen Eley





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