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  • Research Scholar Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 17, 2017

    Purpose: To support junior faculty members who have completed the conventional resident/fellowship training program(s); but have not yet been recognized as independent investigators. The purpose of the funding is to help establish the recipient as an independent investigator, and to collect preliminary data that could lead to further funding through established mechanisms such as the NIH. Recipients will devote a minimum of 40% of their time in the approved research project.

    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. Greater emphasis on the independent nature of the research will be stressed compared to resident/fellowship research efforts. 
    • 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.
    • Note: The RSNA R&E Foundation and the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) have collaborated on a joint award; the ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant will leverage funds to support additional projects in neuroradiology research in odd-numbered years. Interested applicants should apply through the standard application process. Additional eligibility requirements apply, see policies and procedures document for details.

    Amount: $75,000 annually for 2 years ($150,000 total) to be used as salary support for the scholar. Funds are intended to secure protected time for the recipient and may not be used for non-personnel research expenses. An additional $1,000 will be paid to the institution each year to help cover costs associated with the Scholar Advisor Program.

    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member at the time of application. Check your membership status, or become a member today - visit  RSNA Membership for details.
    • While applications are accepted from departments that currently host Scholar Grant recipients, only one new nomination may be submitted per department per year.
    • Applicant must hold a full-time faculty position in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine within a North American educational institution at the time of application.
    • Applicant must be within 5 years of initial faculty appointment with an academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, (or equivalent).
    • Applicant must have completed advanced training and be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent, or on track for certification. See the American Board of Radiology Website for details, TheABR.org.
    • 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. Special Note: Acceptance of one of the following grant awards precludes eligibility to accept any of the other grant awards during the same, or any subsequent, year: ARRS Scholar Award, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Scholar Grant.

    Full Details: Download the Research Scholar 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 Scholar Grant Recipients 

    Jalal B. Andre, MD Jalal B. Andre, MD
    University of Washington
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Evaluating the Prevalence, Temporal Etiology, and Cost of Patient Motion During Clinical MR Examinations
    Rivka Rachel Colen, MD Rivka Rachel Colen, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Radiome Sequencing of Glioblastoma: Decoding the Imaging Genomic Landscape and Heterogeneity
    David Dreizin, MD David Dreizin, MD
    University of Maryland School of Medicine and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Development and Validation of an MDCT-based Decision Support and Outcome Prediction Tool for Bleeding Pelvic Fractures Using Semi-automated Volumetric Hematoma Analysis and Probabilistic Modeling
    Michael David Farwell, MD, MA Michael David Farwell, MD, MA
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Development of a Reporter Gene for In Vivo PET Imaging of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells Directed at Solid Tumors
    Gregory N. Gan, MD, PhD Gregory N. Gan, MD, PhD
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Mechanism of Hedgehog Pathway-mediated Radiation-induced Tumor Repopulation
    Manu Shri Goyal, MD, MSc Manu Shri Goyal, MD, MSc
    Washington University School of Medicine
    ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Integrating Brain Imaging and Metabolomics in Malnourished Children
    Richard S. Ha, MD Richard S. Ha, MD
    Columbia University
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    The Effect of Ulipristal Acetate (UPA) on Breast Cell Proliferation Measured by Ki-67 and Breast MRI BPE and its Potential as a Chemoprevention Agent
    Kathy Han, MD, MSc Kathy Han, MD, MSc
    Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    The Potential for Metformin to Improve Tumor Oxygenation in Locally Advanced Cervix Cancer: A Phase II Randomized Trial
    Kate Hanneman, MD Kate Hanneman, MD
    University of Toronto
    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Exploring the Relationship Between Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction, Exercise-induced Troponin Release and Myocardial Fibrosis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Using Molecular and Imaging Biomarkers
    Jeremy Josef Heit, MD, PhD Jeremy Josef Heit, MD, PhD
    Stanford University
    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Resting State Spontaneous Fluctuations of the BOLD Signal for Penumbra Assessment in Endovascular Stroke Candidates
    Michael Iv, MD Michael Iv, MD
    Stanford University Medical Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Using Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI to Assess Tumor-associated Macrophages in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme
    Austin Kirschner, MD, PhD Austin Kirschner, MD, PhD
    Vanderbilt University
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Mechanism of PIM1 Kinase-mediated Radiosensitization for Prostate Cancer Treatment
    Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, MD, FRCPC Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, MD, FRCPC
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Quantitative Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent (qBOLD) MRI for Assessment of Tumor Hypoxia in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Validation with Intra-operative and Histological Correlation
    Daniele Marin, MD Daniele Marin, MD
    Duke University Medical Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Decreased Variability for Robust Imaging-based Quantification of Tumor Heterogeneity
    http://www.rsna.org/uploadedImages/RSNA/Content/R_and_E_Foundation/Grants_and_Awards/00511314.jpg Rajni Natesan, MD, MBA
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Carestream Health/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Impact of the Updated 2015 American Cancer Society and 2016 United States Preventive Services Task Force Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines on Screening Mammography Utilization Rates and Screen-detected Breast Cancer Across Demographic Groups in the Greater Houston Area
    Matthew J. Nyflot, PhD Matthew J. Nyflot, PhD
    University of Washington
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Quantitative Sulfur Colloid SPECT/CT Radiomics to Guide Precision Radiotherapy for Patients with Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Elizabeth J. Sutton, MD Elizabeth J. Sutton, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    Guerbet/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Percutaneous Breast MRI Biopsy as an Alternative to Surgery in Diagnosing a Complete Pathologic Response Post Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy
    Leo L. Tsai, MD, PhD, MSc Leo L. Tsai, MD, PhD, MSc
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Regional Variations in Tumor Metabolism and Proliferation Reflecting a Non-uniform Tumor Micro-environment: In Vivo Assessment with Hyperpolarized 13C MRI
    Shandong Wu, PhD, MSc Shandong Wu, PhD, MSc
    University of Pittsburgh
    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Breast DCE-MRI Contrast Enhancement Heterogeneity and Breast Cancer Risk
    Hooman Yarmohammadi, MD Hooman Yarmohammadi, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Combined Blocking of Aerobic and Anaerobic Glycolytic Metabolism Pathways in Improving Treatment Response Following Transarterial Embolization of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Takeshi Yokoo, MD, PhD Takeshi Yokoo, MD, PhD
    UT Southwestern Medical Center
    Siemens Healthineers/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Validation of Optimized Dixon-based MRI Techniques for Noninvasive Evaluation of Renal Steatosis
    Stefan L. Zimmerman, MD Stefan L. Zimmerman, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Dual Energy Extracellular Volume Mapping for Optimized Detection of Focal Myocardial Fibrosis with Cardiac Computed Tomography