Advanced Course in Grant Writing


In this intensive, four-part course, you'll get hands-on experience in preparing a grant application for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) or other funding institution. Led by a faculty member with expertise in preparing and submitting grants, this course provides insight into the entire grant preparation process and includes a personalized review of your proposal. Participants are selected through a competitive application process. You’ll leave equipped with a polished grant proposal as a principal investigator.

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.

CME credit


This live activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Applicant criteria

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

  • 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.


The 2018-2019 program sessions have been filled.

Session I: Sept. 14-15, 2018
Session II: Oct. 26-27, 2018
Session III: Jan. 25-26, 2019
Session IV: May 3-4, 2019


RSNA headquarters, 820 Jorie Blvd., Oak Brook, Illinois


Session dates for the 2019-2020 course will be available in 2019. Participants are responsible for air travel and ground transportation to the course site. RSNA will provide hotel accommodations for two nights and meals during each session. There is no separate fee for this course.


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