The safe and effective practice of modern medicine draws on the outputs of health and medical research and a commitment to evidence-based clinical decision-making. Clinicians need to be research literate and research active, using their reflections on problems encountered on the ground to generate research questions to improve health outcomes.

RANZCR is committed to fostering a culture of research and has developed a  Research Strategy  to provide direction in respect of priorities and focus. We actively promote research by including it in the training program and encouraging its ongoing inclusion in the professional lives of our members.

The College is also working to provide resources, tools and support to help those engaged in research, those embarking on research for the first time, and those who want to keep up to date with research findings.

One of our key research resources is the publication of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology (JMIRO)

Research prizes and grants

The College awards a number of prizes and grants to encourage Fellows, Educational Affiliates and students to become engaged in research.

Other research opportunities

Research opportunities are available from a number of different organisations in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide.


Cancer Australia

Cancer Council Australia

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA)

Cancer Research Institute

Medical Research Future Funds (MRFF) Frontier Health and Medical Research Program Stage One

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

The Churchill Trust - Churchill Fellowships

Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) 2020 Annual Grant Round

ACRF is a private charity that provides major capital grants (between $1 to $5 million) for infrastructure, equipment and technology for cancer research at Australian institutes, hospitals and universities. Grants are available for research into all types of cancer with a focus on detection, prevention and/or treatment.

Applications for the 2020 ACRF Grant Round will be accepted from Monday, 24 February 2020 with the grant round closing on Friday, 15 May 2020. For more information please click here.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

NBCF is currently offering the International Fellowship Program to support outstanding Australian scientists/clinicians to strengthen their research experience by working in internationally renowned breast cancer research centres outside Australia, including:

  • Institute Gustave Roussy
  • Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center
  • Royal Marsden Hospital, UK
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

This is an ongoing opportunity until the Fellowships are filled. For more information visit the NBCF website.

Cancer Council Western Australia

The RPH Imaging Research Fund is now seeking applicants for research grants for radiology related research.

The RPH Imaging Research Fund is funding two PhD scholarships:

  • The Turab Chakera fellowship for medical PhD candidature intending to undertake original radiology research.
  • The David Hartley fellowship for non-medical candidates intending to undertake original radiology research.

The Fund is also seeking applications for research grants under a formal application process up to a value of $80,000.

Applications must be submitted by 9 April 2020. Applications will be assessed in May 2020 with funding made available from July 2020.

Small project grants of up to $20,000 may be applied for at any time.

For application forms and more information, please visit the Grant Programs webpage.

For further details contact 9224 1069 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




Research Publications

As well as JMIRO, there are a number of other reputable journals that publish research in clinical radiology and radiation oncology. Example journals include:

clinical radiology research publications

Abdominal Radiology

American Journal of Neuroradiology

Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology

Clinical Radiology

European Radiology

Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Oral Radiology

Paediatric Radiology

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiographics

Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)-Radiology

Skeletal Radiology

The Journal of Nuclear Medicine


Radiation Oncology Publications

American Journal of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Australia

International Agency for Research on Cancer

Radiation Oncology

Radiation Therapy and Oncology (Journal of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology and affiliated to the Canadian Association of Radiation Oncology)