Peter Horlock Travel Bursary

Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Radiochemistry

Peter Horlock travel bursary for early career UK technical workers in the field of PET radiochemistry.

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The Medical Research Foundation and UK PET Chemistry are inviting applications from UK technical staff in the field of PET radiochemistry who wish to learn new techniques and skills.

The travel bursary is possible thanks to the generous support of Mrs Cathy Horlock in memory of her late husband, Peter Horlock.

Peter Horlock worked as a technical officer in the radiochemistry section of the Medical Research Council Cyclotron Unit. His area of expertise was in effecting innovation and technical advances in the production of cyclotron produced radiopharmaceuticals for clinical research. At the time of his death in 1988, his work was primarily applied in the field of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

The aim of this memorial fund is to give support for technical staff to undertake working visits to other centres, to support the development of their work in what is a very specialised field of PET radiochemistry.

Funding available

Applicants may apply for up to £3,000 to support their travel to other centres to learn new techniques and skills. Lesser applications may be considered for UK working visits. Included in this funding, part of the bursary may be used towards travel and registration fees of awardees attending the next UK PET Chemistry Meeting (following award completion).

Who can apply

This competition is open to UK-based technical staff in the field of PET radiochemistry. Applicants must be:

  • Graduate technical staff in the earlier stages of their career development
  • Currently employed by and working at a UK academic or NHS healthcare institution
  • Engaged in PET radiochemistry and associated technology and engineering at a UK not-for-profit PET centre that is undertaking, or planning to undertake, PET-based clinical research


  • Deadline for submission: 12:00 Friday 26 April 2019
  • Funding decision: June 2019
  • UK PET Chemistry Meeting: Monday 9 September 2019

Application form

Application Form Horlock

Guidance For Applicants Horlock


Any queries on eligibility should be sent to Professor Antony Gee at

Any questions about any aspects of the application process, please contact a member of the Medical Research Foundation’s Research Team at or call 0207 250 8216

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