Introduction to Research for International Young Academics



The Introduction to Research for International Young Academics (IRIYA) workshop encourages young radiologists from around the world to pursue careers in academic radiology.

During this four-day seminar held during the RSNA annual meeting, you’ll discover the rewards of a career in academic radiology, gain real-world insight from esteemed colleagues and have the chance to meet future mentors. Past participants have come from more than 65 countries.

Workshop dates and location

The IRIYA workshop will be held Dec. 2–5 during RSNA 2024 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Applications and nomination process

The 2024 IRIYA application cycle is closed and will reopen in February 2025.

Applicant criteria

  • Participants must be RSNA members.
  • Participants must be from outside the U.S. or Canada.
  • Nominations must be made by the applicant's department chairperson or training director.
  • Participants must be residents or fellows currently in a radiology training program, or radiologists that are no more than two years out of training, and beginning or considering an academic career.
  • Fluency in English is required.

The RSNA Committee on International Radiology Education recommends 15 international young academics for consideration by the Society’s Board of Directors each year. Successful candidates receive complimentary registration, shared hotel accommodations for the duration of the program and a stipend to help reduce travel expenses.

Workshop topics

  • Designing and planning clinical research
  • Statistics
  • Research ethics
  • Evidence-based medicine evaluation of literature
  • Academic pathways
  • Preparing a manuscript
  • Oral presentation of scientific research
  • Emerging topics in radiology


"I enjoyed meeting other young researchers from all around the world. Also, the opportunity to talk with senior faculties is invaluable as it allows us to create networks for future academic opportunities."
—2022 participant

"Great opportunities for international collaboration and participation with the possibility of connection to other enthusiastic academic radiologists."
—2022 participant

Contact us

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