During the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of 1983 the BNMS Secretary reported that council had decided to set up Travelling Scholarships with the sum of £3,000 which it had been agreed at last year’s Annual General Meeting should be set aside to further Nuclear Medicine.
The proposal is to make these awards annually and that the recipients of the awards should report on their experiences at the following Annual Meeting, or through Nuclear Medicine Communications.
- The sum of £3,000 to be allocated annually (as agreed at the AGM) for the provision of up to three travelling scholarships. Council should retain the freedom to award only one or two Scholarships in a given year according to the nature and number of applications, and the projected level of financial requirements.
- The Scholarships to be open to junior members of staff from all disciplines within Nuclear Medicine, provided that they are full or associate members of the Society.
- The purpose of the Scholarship to be to enable a junior staff member to visit a Department - probably overseas - for a period of approximately one month, in order to develop further experience in an aspect of Nuclear Medicine.
- The Scholarships to be awarded annually by the BNMS Council.
- All applications to be assessed on their individual merits. Consideration to be given to candidates who can demonstrate an established interest in the chosen topic (e.g. previous publications/duration and nature of experience in selected aspect). Consideration also to be given to those topics which may further the development and range of clinical applications of Nuclear Medicine.
- All travelling scholars to report to the Society on their findings and conclusions. This could be done through the medium of the Journal (or possibly the Newsletter) or by invitation to address the Society.
- Candidates should apply in writing before 1st March and the awards will be announced at the Annual Meeting. It was agreed to include a notice about the awards with the information, abstract forms etc. for the 1983 Conference and the President agreed to produce a suitable notice.
BNMS Travelling Fellowship Award Winners
Dr Amit Parekh (Southmead Hospital, Bristol) 2017
The society has agreed to award £1000 to support a two week observorship at the Memorial S19oan Ketting Cancer Centre in New York, USA
Not awarded 2016
Not awarded 2015
Elizabeth Uglow (Barts Health NHS trust) 2014
The society has agreed to award £1000 to visit to the European Conference of Radiology 2014 in Vienna.
Not awarded 2013
Dr Alexis Corrigan (University of Bath) 2012
Awarded £1,000 to travel to University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland, PET-CT fellowship
Dr Jennifer Davidson (Southampton) 2012
Awarded £1,000 to travel to University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland in respect of PET-CT
Dr Chen Low (Birmingham) 2012
Awarded £1,000 to travel to Massachusetts General Hospital International Visiting Fellowship
Dr Ruth Macpherson (Churchill Hospital, Oxford) 2011
Awarded £1,000 visit the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA where she would be exposed to new techniques particularly those utilizing Pet tracers.
Dr Chirag Patel (Churchill Hospital, Oxford) 2010
Awarded £1,000 to visit Dr Sam Gambhir’s Stanford University.
Not awarded 2009
Not awarded 2008
Dr H Bashir (Canterbury) 2007
Dr V Warby (Royal Free) 2006
Dr A Scarsbrook (John Radcliffe) 2006
Mr J Reid 2005
Technologist Chair, to attend the SNM meeting in Toronto allocating some of the travelling fellowship to the trip. Total Awarded £500.
Dr Patrick Fielding (University of Wales) 2004
Awarded £1,500 – a 6th year trainee to enable him to attend a one week intensive course on PET at the University of California Los Angeles
Dr John Dickson (Royal Free) 2003
Awarded £1,200 to visit Ghent, primary research interest quantitative brain imaging
Dr Jonathan Harris (Manchester Royal Infirmary) 2003
Awarded £200 towards his visit to Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.
Dr James Anderson (Ninewells Hospital) 2002
Awarded him £1,500 to gain experience of PET imaging by visiting UCSC Stanford Hospital and VA Hospital Palo Alto, USA.
Dr Rakesh Ganatra 2001
Enabled him to visit Guys and St Thomas, Southampton and Free Hospital of Amsterdam to observe isotope imaging, therapy and PET.
Not awarded 2000
Not awarded 1999
Dr Maggie Cooper 1998
Awarded £1,200 towards her trip to visit China to carry out research into the radiolabelling of peptides targeted to somatostatin and somatostatin-type receptors.
Not awarded 1997
Dr Balan 1996
Dr Rebecca Stringer (Royal Liverpool Hospital) 1995
Awarded £1,000 in order to develop her interest in the technique of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Dr Stringer would be visiting centres in Belgium and Rotterdam.
Sarah Allen (Guy’s Hospital) 1994
Alice Cluckie (King’s College) 1994
Dr Gacinovic (Yugoslavia) 1993
Awarded £1,800 to work and train at the Middlesex Hospital
Dr P Jeffry (Lecturer Radiological Sciences, UMDS) 1992
Dr A Notghi (Senior Registrar, Birmingham) 1992
Dr P Ryan (Senior Registrar, Guy’s Hospital) 1992
Miss B Ellis (PHD Student, Chelsea School of Pharmacy) 1992
Dr R Corbett (Royal Marsden Hospital 1991
Dr M J O’Doherty (St Thomas’ Hospital) 1991
Dr Q Siraj (Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Rawlpindi, Pakistan) 1991
Mr J Watkinson (Guy’s Hospital) 1991
Not awarded 1990
Dr C H Green (University of East Anglia) 1989
Dr M L Hall (Inst. Of Nuclear Medicine, UCL and Middlesex School of Medicine) 1989
Dr J Moyes (Royal Marsden Hospital) 1989
Not awarded 1988
Dr Khalil (Groby Road Hospital, Leicester) 1987
Proposed to visit Boston, JSA for a period of 10 days.
Dr D Campos Costa 1986
Miss Patricia Wright 1986
Dr Khalil 1986
Not awarded 1985
Dr Wyeth 1984
Dr M J Nimmo 1984
Dr A J B McEwan 1984
Awarded £1,250.00 towards the cost of his proposed visit to the United States
Miss A Ritson 1983
To enable her to study the labelling of monoclonal antibodies at the University of Kentucky.
Changes over time
In 1996 the Honorary Secretary noted that it had been decided to change one of the rules for the travelling fellowship, namely that members would have to be members for twelve months in order to be eligible for an award.
In 2005, in an effort to encourage colleagues to apply for these fellowships, the Hon Secretary proposed that they be open to Associate Members who have been members for one full year.
In 2001, it had been drawn to our attention that there was discrimination in the application criteria i.e. under 35 years of age, it was agreed that this be removed.