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  • R&E Foundation Seed The Future
  • Research Scholar Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2019

    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)/The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 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 

    Anusha Kalbasi, MD Anusha Kalbasi, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Uncoupling the Tumor Promoting and Wound Healing Properties of Macrophages in the Irradiated Microenvironment
    Robert J. McDonald, MD, PhD Robert J. McDonald, MD, PhD
    Mayo Clinic, Minnesota
    Bayer HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Assessment of the Clinical Effects of Intracranial Gadolinium Tissue Deposition Following Intravenous Administration of Gadolinium Based Contrast Agents Using a Preclinical Rat Model
    Manisha Bahl, MD, MPH Manisha Bahl, MD, MPH
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Machine Learning to Predict Risk of Upgrade and Recurrence of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
    Laura Jimenez-Juan, MD Laura Jimenez-Juan, MD
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Towards an Early Detection of Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Failure: A Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach Based on CT and 4D-flow MRI
    Ronnie Alex Sebro, MD, PhD Ronnie Alex Sebro, MD, PhD
    University of Pennsylvania
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Integrated Biomarker PET/CT Imaging Trial for Assessing Hypoxia in Soft Tissue Sarcomas Using a Novel PET/CT Tracer
    Rahul Anil Sheth, MD Rahul Anil Sheth, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Antitumor Immune Activation by Molecularly Targeted Photothermal Ablation for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Timothy J. Amrhein, MD Timothy J. Amrhein, MD
    Duke University
    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    A Randomized Trial of CT Fluoroscopy-guided Targeted Autologous Blood and Fibrin Glue Patching for Treatment of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks in Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
    Misun Hwang, MD Misun Hwang, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    Improved Diagnosis and Prognostication of Neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Injury With Combined Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound and Elastography