• Research Scholar Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2014

    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.
    • RSNA and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) have collaborated on a joint award beginning in 2013. This co-sponsored Research Scholar Grant will leverage funds to support additional projects in neuroradiology research. Interested applicants should apply through the standard application process.

    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 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.
  •  2013 Research Scholar Grant Recipients 

    James E Hansen  James E. Hansen, MD
    Yale School of Medicine
    Targeting Glioblastoma with a Lupus Autoantibody
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Wolf Heberlein  Wolf E. Heberlein, MD
    University of Arkansas for Medical Science
    IRE-Based Multi-modality Loco-regional Tumor Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Charles Kim  Charles Y. Kim, MD
    Duke University Medical Center
    Trans-arterial Embolization of Hypervascular Liver Tumors with Electrically Conductive Particles for Modulation of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Zone Size and Configuration
    2013-2015 GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Tae Kim  Tae Kim, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh
    Magnetic resonance imaging of early biomarker for hypertension-induced cerebrovascular alterations
    2013-2015 Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Kenneth Lee  Kenneth S. Lee, MD
    University of Wisconsin
    Quantitative Imaging of the Tendon: Use of Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography as a Biomarker to Predict Tendon Rupture
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Sean Park  Sean Sunghun Park, MD, PhD
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester
    11C-Choline PET/CT Image-Guided Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (IG-SABR) in Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Junqian Xu  Junqian Xu, PhD
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    Development of Whole Spinal Cord Functional Assessment with Multiband Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
     Anna Zavodni  Anna E. Zavodni, MD, MHSc
    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto
    CT Myocardial Tissue Characterization: Utility in CTA Bypass Graft Assessment
    2013-2015 Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Michael Zeineh  Michael M. Zeineh, PhD, MD
    Stanford University
    Multimodal MRI to Detect Brain Injury in Athletes
    2013-2015 ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Jeff Zhang  Jeff L. Zhang, PhD
    University of Utah
    Real-time Monitoring of Renal Hypoxia and Hypoperfusion with Quantitative MRI
    2013-2015 RSNA Research Scholar Grant

    2012 Research Scholar Grant Recipients 

    Joseph Erinjeri, MD  Joseph Erinjeri, MD
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Modulating Inflammation to Improve Treatment Response Following Thermal Ablation of Tumors
    2012-2014 GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Xiang He, PhD  Xiang He, PhD
    Uiversity of Pittsburgh
    MR-Based Non-Invasive Functional Renal Imaging in Acute Kidney Injury
    2012-2014 Bracco Diagnostics/RSNA Research Scholar Gran
    Michael Hope, MD  Michael Hope, MD
    University of California, San Francisco
    Comprehensive Hemodynamic Assessment of Valve-Related Aortic Disease with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance
    2012-2014 Mallinckrodt/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD  Jerry Jaboin, MD, PhD
    Washington University Medical Center
    Conditionally Replicative Viroradiotherapy for Recurrent and Aggressive Meningioma Tumors
    2012-2014 RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Hee Kyung Kim, MD  Hee Kyung Kim, MD
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
    MR Quantification of Muscular Fat in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Integrating T2 Relaxation Time Mapping and MR Spectroscopy
    2012-2014 Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    John Lewis, PhD  John Lewis, PhD
    Dana Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center
    Development of 3D Fluoroscopic Imaging During Radiotherapy for Reconstruction of Delivered Dose Distributions
    2012-2014 Carestream Health/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Katherine Zukotynski, MD  Katherine Zukotynski, MD
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Predictive Value of 18F-FDG PET/CT and 18F-NaF PET/CT in Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer
    2012-2014 RSNA Research Scholar Grant

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