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Apply Now for International Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: July 1

RSNA is accepting applications for its Derek Harwood-Nash International Fellowship, a program that offers faculty members from international institutions the opportunity to study at North American institutions.

To qualify, applicants must be RSNA members from outside of the U.S. and Canada and meet the following requirements:

  • Have a focus in academic radiology, holding a faculty position for three to 10 years before the fellowship begins
  • Demonstrate how your specific education goals can be met during a course of study in North America
  • Specify how the knowledge you gain will benefit and improve the practice at your home institution and the greater radiology community
  • Be proficient in English All travel and living arrangements will be made by selected fellows.

RSNA will provide a stipend to cover travel and modest living expenses for a six- to 12-week period. Apply now.

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Learn to Create Successful Grant Applications

Application Deadline:

July 15

Applications are being accepted for the Advanced Course in Grant Writing (AGW), a course designed to help participants prepare and submit a National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, or equivalent grant application. AGW will consist of four one-day sessions:

  • Session I – Sept. 19-20, 2024 (in person)
  • Session II – Nov. 7-8, 2024 (virtual)
  • Session III – Jan. 30-31, 2025 (virtual)
  • Session IV – April 24-25, 2025 (in person)

Accepted participants are responsible for travel expenses for each in-person session. Hotel accommodations will be provided by RSNA. 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.

There are no course fees. Learn more and apply today.

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Train for a Career in Academic Radiology

Application Deadline:

July 15

Applications are open for three RSNA programs designed to promote interest in academic radiology and provide targeted training for researchers at various career stages. Participants will also have the opportunity to connect with successful clinical radiology researchers who may serve as future colleagues and mentors.

Introduction to Academic Radiology (ITAR)

This preparatory program focuses on the importance of research in diagnostic radiology. The ITAR program:

  • Exposes second-year residents to academic radiology
  • Demonstrates the importance of research in the radiologic sciences
  • Highlights the excitement of a career in research and potential mentors

A $1,000 award will be made to the departments of accepted applicants to be used to help advance the applicants’ academic careers. There are no fees associated with this program. Learn more and apply.

Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc)

Postdoctoral fellows and early-stage researchers in imaging sciences and biomedical engineering who received their degrees within the past six years are invited to apply for this opportunity to participate in a dynamic program to be held during RSNA 2024. Program objectives include:

  • Introducing participants to the scope of research in the radiologic sciences
  • Highlighting the important role of postdoctoral degrees in the radiologic sciences
  • Identifying keys to success for postdoctoral scientists in imaging research

The program consists of a combination of dedicated programming for ITARSc participants and shared sessions with participants in the ITAR program. Selected participants will receive a $1,000 stipend to offset travel and hotel costs as well as free registration for the RSNA annual meeting. Learn more and apply.

Introduction to Academic Radiology for Junior Faculty (ITARJF)

Faculty members who have been out of training for no more than five years and who are interested in becoming involved in radiology research either as a principal investigator (PI), co-PI or collaborator are invited to apply for this opportunity. Participants must be active RSNA members.

Program objectives for junior faculty members include:

  • Introducing participants to the many opportunities available for conducting research in radiology and demonstrating its importance in radiologic sciences
  • Preparing participants for involvement in research as a PI, co-PI or collaborator
  • Providing participants further opportunities to enhance their research training through more advanced workshops and courses

The program consists of a combination of pre-recorded sessions and live content delivered during the RSNA annual meeting. Some sessions will include participants of the ITAR program. Selected participants will receive a $500 stipend to offset travel and hotel costs. Access application forms now.

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ACQUIRE Skills in Comparative Effectiveness and Quality Improvement

Academic radiologists and radiation oncologists across all career stages can gain career development support with RSNA’s new Applying Comparative Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Research and Education (ACQUIRE) Program.

Participants in this pilot program will gain tools for research in health care delivery and clinical effectiveness along with practical skills, peer support and mentored research in the form of an intensive hybrid learning program.

ACQUIRE will address the challenges of training imagers, imaging researchers and their team members in methods of health care delivery science and effectiveness research. It will also enable researchers to add a health service aim when pursuing federally funded career development or project grants.

Instruction includes 11/2 days in person at RSNA headquarters and a 1/2 day virtually. Select from three available program tracks:

  • Evidence Synthesis/Quality Improvement
  • Observational Research/ Health Care Delivery Science
  • Economic Evaluation/Decision Science

Participants may select one track per cycle and may register for additional tracks over consecutive cycles. Registered participants are responsible for all travel expenses and onsite hotel accommodations.

Register by Aug. 1 to secure your seat. Access additional information and registration details. Questions? Contact RSNA staff at

Ad for RSNA Spotlight Course in Chile

Registration Open for Emergency Radiology Course in Chile

RSNA brings focused education to Santiago, Chile, with our newest Spotlight Course—The Current

State of Emergency Radiology: An Interactive Course.

Led by expert, bilingual English/Spanish-speaking faculty, the one-day course will provide an up-to-date review of traumatic and non-traumatic emergency radiology.

Attendees will learn about key injuries requiring surgical or endovascular intervention and specific imaging findings that may affect interventional decision-making. Faculty will share practical tips for maximizing the efficiency and accuracy of imaging interpretation and insights into potential imaging pitfalls.

The course consists of didactic lectures, interactive sessions, small group discussions and case study review. It takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in partnership with the Sociedad Chilena de Radiologia. An early bird registration rate is available to the first 25 registrants.

Learn more and register.

Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop

Jan. 4 – 10, 2025

Hilton Santa Monica Hotel and Suites

Santa Monica, CA

Application Deadline:

July 15

Learn to develop protocols for the clinical evaluation of imaging modalities during the six-day Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop. Participants in the program will be expected to develop a protocol for a clinical study, ready to include in an application for internal funding. A dynamic and experienced faculty will cover topics including:

  • Principles of clinical study design
  • Statistical methods for imaging studies
  • Taxonomy of imaging-based trials
  • Trial design in the era of big data and AI
  • Sponsorship, economics and data quality
  • Mentorship and career development

Participants will be selected through a competitive application process. Successful applicants will participate in advance preparation, didactic sessions, one-on-one mentoring, small-group discussion sessions, self-study and individual protocol development.

Participants are responsible for all travel expenses and hotel accommodations at the meeting hotel. 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.

The workshop will be held in California, January 2025. Learn more and apply. Contact RSNA staff at

Mai-Lan Ho, MD


“The workshop greatly elevated my research skills, opened up new leadership opportunities, and enhanced my ability to guide others in their own academic careers.


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RSNA EdCentral: Personalized Education for You

Available to RSNA members with the Standard or Full Access membership package, EdCentral is a one-stop education resource offering a personalized feed that evolves with your activity and recommends new lessons based on your preferences.

The EdCentral dashboard helps you track your learning and will let you follow other users to see which courses they recommend. Learn more now.

Take EdCentral with you wherever you go—simply download the EdCast Knowledge Sharing app and enter the team URL:

Have questions about access? We’re here to help! Contact or 1-877-RSNA-MEM (1-877-776-2636) or 1-630-571-7873 outside the U.S. and Canada.

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