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.
These awards are open to ‘junior’ staff only from all disciplines within nuclear medicine, provided they are currently Full Members of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. Particular consideration will be given to those applicants who can demonstrate an established interest in the chosen subject. The Fellowships will be awarded by the Council of the British Nuclear Medicine Society and will be announced at the Annual General Meeting.
Definition of junior staff:
- Medical, etc.- not holding a consultant or equivalent appointment;
- Clinical scientists*
- Academic staff*
- Technologists, Radiographers, Nurses - any grade
*NHS Band 7 equivalent or below
Membership of the Society must have been held for at least one complete year before the application is made. The advertisement for the year’s Fellowships is normally made in October of the preceding year.
- 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.
The recipient of the award is required to attend the Annual Spring Meeting to present a talk about their visit once this has taken place.
Further details including application requirements are available here (for members only)
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