Advanced Course in Grant Writing (AGW)

Get hands-on experience preparing grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) or other funding institutions during the Advanced Course in Grant Writing (AGW).

During this intensive, four-part course led by faculty with expertise in preparing and submitting grants, participants will gain insight into the entire grant preparation process (including a personalized review of your proposal), leaving you equipped with a polished grant proposal as a principal investigator.

Workshop dates and location

Session I: Sept. 19–20, 2024; In person at RSNA headquarters
Session II: Nov. 7–8, 2024; Virtual
Session III: Jan. 30–31, 2025; Virtual
Session IV: April 24–25, 2025; In person at RSNA headquarters

Applications are open

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2024–2025 workshop. Review the learning objectives and applicant criteria below and apply by July 15.

Participants are responsible for air travel and ground transportation to the course site. RSNA will provide meals and hotel accommodations for two nights during the first and fourth sessions. There is no separate fee for this course.

Learning objectives

  • Articulate the elements of an effective grant proposal.
  • Produce a quality study design, supported by a well-justified budget and a realistic timeline.
  • Write a grant proposal for the intended audience in compliance with grant instructions and demonstrate the mechanics and logic of effective expository writing.
  • Describe the components and psychology of the grant review process.

Applicant criteria

The course is open to all subspecialties in radiology, radiation oncology and nuclear medicine.

Successful applicants must:

  • Agree to attend all four sessions in the format advertised
  • Have no previous funding as a principal investigator on an NIH- or NSF-funded project
  • Hold an MD or PhD and be a faculty member
  • Have the support of the department chair, including release time to attend the course sessions and time to complete assignments
  • Have a viable research idea that matches current research priorities
  • Have a mentor who is willing to provide written input on the proposal-in-progress
  • Be prepared to discuss and develop their research idea over the course of the four sessions, with the aim to submit a proposal to NIH, NSF or other funding entity by the October 2025 deadline
  • Commit to having an RSNA membership at the time of the program, if accepted

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Foundation will provide up to four travel awards for selected interventional radiology participants (sponsored applicants must be SIR members).

Course director

Gayle Woloschak, PhD

Submit an application

Please submit your application by July 15.

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Accreditation Statement

The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME credit information

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.


Contact us

Please direct all workshop questions to and we will be happy to assist you.