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  • Research Resident/Fellow Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2016
    Note: Applicants may apply 6 months or 18 months before the scheduled start date.

    Purpose: To provide young investigators an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to gain competence in research techniques and methods in anticipation of establishing a career in academic radiologic science. Recipients will devote a minimum of 50% of their time in the approved research project under the guidance of a scientific advisor/mentor.

    Nature of Projects:

    • Any area of research related to the radiologic sciences, from hypothesis-driven basic science and clinical investigations to topics such as drug, device, and therapy development; comparative effectiveness, evidence-based radiology, ethics and professionalism, quality improvement, clinical practice efficiency, and imaging informatics.
    • Applications should describe the unique nature of the research effort independent of existing research efforts, and should have well-defined goals for the funding period of the grant. Participation of the recipient in established funded research is encouraged, but the responsibility and project of the recipient should be clearly described in the application.
    • Projects focused on advancing imaging science, developing or evaluating medical imaging technology, or making innovative use of imaging science to answer important biologic or clinical questions are encouraged.
    • This program is not intended to support those whose primary aim is to obtain practical experience in clinical radiology.
    • This program is not intended to fund PhD post-doc projects.

    Amount: $30,000 for a 1-year Research Resident project or $50,000 for a 1-year Research Fellow project. Residents may opt for a 6-month, full-time research project. Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.


    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member (at any level) at the time of application. If the applicant's membership category is Member-in-Training or any other non dues-paying category, the scientific advisor or one of the co-investigators must be a dues-paying member. Check your membership status, or become a member today - visit the RSNA Membership Web site for details.
    • Applicants within North American educational institutions must be residents or fellows in a department of radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine at the time of application.
      • Resident Grant: Applicant must have completed the internship year (PGY-1) and at least 6-months of specialty training in the radiologic sciences (PGY-2). Note: Medical physics residents must have completed at least 6-months of medical physics residency training.
      • Fellow Grant: Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training. If awarded, recipient must be in a fellowship position during the period of grant support.
      • Applicant must be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), or on track for certification. See the American Board of Radiology Website for details, TheABR.org.
      • Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.
    • Applicants from outside North America must already be accepted into a one- or two-year Fellowship position at a North American education institution at the time of the grant application. Candidates may apply for the grant before arriving at the North American institution if documentation of the accepted fellowship is provided.
      • Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training.
      • Applicant must be certified, or on track for certification, by the radiology board in their home country.
      • The one-year research project must be completed while the recipient is at the North American institution.
      • R&E Foundation funds can only be used for non-stipend expenses associated with the proposed research.
    • Applicants must not have ever held a faculty position in the radiologic sciences at or above the level of assistant professor (or equivalent).  
    • Applicant must not have been principal investigator on external/extramural grant/contract amounts totaling more than $60,000 in a single year. The restriction on prior funding includes support from single or combined grants or contracts from any source including government, private or industrial/commercial sources.
    • Applicant/co-principal investigator(s) must not be agents of any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.
    • Applicant may not submit more than one research or education grant application to the RSNA R&E Foundation per year.
    • Recipients may not have concurrent RSNA grants.
    • Supplementation of funding from other grant sources must be approved by Foundation staff if not described in the original research plan. Awards from other sources may be approved by Foundation staff if the investigator submits a satisfactory plan to address any budgetary overlap.

    Full Details: Download the Research Resident/Fellow Grant Policies and Procedures (now with grant application instructions and guidelines).

    Application Process: Applications are completed online using the Online Grant Application System.

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  • Grant Recipients

  • To view additional recipients from prior years, please use our online Grant and Award Recipient Search tool.

  • Current Research Resident/Fellow Grant Recipients  

    Waleed Brinjikji, MD Waleed Brinjikji, MD
    Mayo Clinic

    Comparison of Efficacy of Standard Neurovascular Coil to Dedicated Carotid Surface Coil in Evaluation of Vulnerable Carotid Plaque

    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Nicholas S. Burris, MD Nicholas S. Burris, MD
    University of California, San Francisco

    Combined Evaluation of Hemodynamic and Inflammatory Markers in Chronic Type B Aortic Dissection Using PET/MRI

    RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    George A. Carberry, MD George A. Carberry, MD
    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Treatment Algorithms to Ensure Safe, Effective Microwave Ablation of Lung Tumors Near the Heart

    RSNA Research Fellow Grant
       Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD
    Stanford University

    Analysis of Circulating Tumor DNA for Early Detection of Tumor Recurrence After Definitive Radiotherapy for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Robert Richard Flavell, MD, PhD Robert Richard Flavell, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    Study of Acidic Interstitial pH in Aggressive Prostate Cancer Using Novel PET and Hyperpolarized 13C Imaging Probes

    RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    Rahi Jiten Kumar, MD Rahi Jiten Kumar, MD
    University of California, San Francisco

    In Vitro and In Vivo Differentiation and Quantification of Novel Contrast Materials at Dual-energy CT

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Kathryn Lowry, MD Kathryn Lowry, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital

    Optimizing Breast Cancer Surveillance in Women with a Personal History of Breast Cancer

    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant
     Atul Mallik, MD, PhD  
    Atul Mallik, MD,PhD
    University of Utah

    Structural and Functional Imaging Driven Biomarkers for Visual Hallucinations and Dementia with Lewy Bodies

    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Colin D. McKnight, MD Colin D. McKnight, MD
    University of Michigan

    MR Imaging of Oxidative Stress in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Silver Anniversary Campaign Pacesetters Research Fellow Grant
    Matthew M. Miller, MD, PhD Matthew M. Miller, MD, PhD
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Quantifying Intracellular and Extracellular pH Changes in Breast Tumors during Administration of pH Modulating Agents Using Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD Yvonne M. Mowery, MD, PhD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Dissecting the Impact of Tumor Mutational Load and the CTLA-4 Immune Checkpoint in Mediating Response of Primary Sarcomas to Radiation Therapy

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Philmo Oh, MD, PhD Philmo Oh, MD, PhD
    New York University School of Medicine

    Enhanced Systemic Anti-tumor Immunity through Combined Radiotherapy and Modification of the Tumor Micro-environment

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Anthony Joseph Paravati, MD, MBA Anthony Joseph Paravati, MD, MBA
    University of California, San Diego

    Phase I Trial of Adaptive Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) Dose Escalation in Pancreatic Cancer

    Varian Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD Rebecca Rakow-Penner, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Diego

    Improved Quantitative Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Breast Cancer Using Restriction Spectrum Imaging

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Gelareh Sadigh, MD Gelareh Sadigh, MD
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Breast Cancer Screening in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Cancer: a SEER-Medicare Population Study of Utilization and Potential Appropriateness

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Navneet Singh, MD
    University of Toronto

    Prospective Multicenter Imaging Clinical Trial: Quantitative Evaluation of 3D Carotid MR-depicted Intraplaque Hemorrhage and Its Relationship with Cerebral Small Vessel Disease, Stroke and Cognitive Impairment
    Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Tyler M. Seibert, MD, PhD Tyler M. Seibert, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Diego

    Mapping Cortical Vulnerability Associated with Brain Radiotherapy

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Chad Tang, MD, MS Chad Tang, MD, MS
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Investigation of the Immunologic Basis of CT Imaging Features in Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

    Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    Jessica Kelly Stewart, MD Jessica Kelly Stewart, MD
    Duke University Hospital

    Creation of an Extraluminal Subcutaneous Arterial Bypass Graft Using Percutaneous Methods: Feasibility Study in a Porcine Model

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
     Joseph Connell Wildenberg, MD, PhD  
    Joseph Connell Wildenberg, MD, PhD
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    Magnetic Resonance Guidance and Monitoring of Percutaneous Electrochemical Ablation Using a Novel Coaxial Probe Device

    Cook Medical/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Elizabeth Tong, MD Elizabeth Tong, MD
    University of Virginia

    Design and Validate a Model that Uses Collaterals as Imaging Biomarkers to Predict Clinical Outcomes in Acute Ischemic Stroke

    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Fang Yu, MD Fang Yu, MD
    University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio

    Evaluation of Multiple Sclerosis with Myelin-specific MRI

    RSNA Presidents Circle Research Resident Grant