Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund awards

21 May 2015

SIG: Medical

The two most recent recipients of financial awards from the Peter Hansell Scholarship Fund have been telling us how the awards have helped them.

Thomas Capon (2014 awardee):

“As a student I had to commute 60 miles to get into university so the Scholarship contributed towards my travel costs meaning that I could spend valuable extra time at university using the resources necessary to complete my course. I would recommend everyone who can to apply as it will add an extra level of learning to your studies”


Rahila Bashir (2015 awardee):

“This platform (attending a two day international conference) of learning provides a very rare opportunity of getting direct answers from highly trained and experienced professionals, who are participants in leading clinical trials and are at the forefront of research. The scholarship fund will contribute immensely in supporting my knowledge and skills in capturing illustrated eye disease in detail and interpreting visual image and image model techniques into sound knowledge."

The Medical Group of the Royal Photographic Society administers the scholarship fund in memory of Dr Peter Hansell HonFRPS, a pioneer of the practice and teaching of medical photography in the second half of the 20th century.

The fund provides support for any person working in a programme of study or research in the field of illustrative documentation in medicine.  Such support might be for the purchase of books, materials or equipment, for attendance at conferences, or for travel costs incurred during a research or study project.  The fund is not intended to replace finance that would usually be available from bodies such as the NHS or universities in the normal course of work or study.

Any person of any nationality, whether a member of the RPS or not, may apply for an award from the fund. Grants will not normally exceed £500 and include free membership of the RPS and the Medical Group of the RPS for one year. The award of grants from the fund is made by the Committee of the Medical Group of the RPS. The award is not exclusive, so could be used in conjunction with other funding to achieve a specific goal.

Successful applicants are expected to submit a final report and an article suitable for publication in the RPS Journal to the Committee on completion of their work. Expenditure under the funds provided must be supported by receipted invoices

Requests for grants should be made to the Honorary Secretary of the Medical Group, Mr. Bob Tapper ASIS FRPS