• Research Resident/Fellow Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2016
    Note: Research Fellow Grant applicants may apply 6 months or 18 months before the scheduled start date.

    Purpose: To provide young investigators an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to gain competence in research techniques and methods in anticipation of establishing a career in academic radiologic science. Recipients will devote a minimum of 50% of their time in the approved research project under the guidance of a scientific advisor/mentor.

    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. Participation of the recipient in established funded research is encouraged, but the responsibility and project of the recipient should be clearly described in the application.
    • 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.
    • This program is not intended to support those whose primary aim is to obtain practical experience in clinical radiology.
    • This program is not intended to fund PhD post-doc projects.

    Amount: $30,000 for a 1-year Research Resident project or $50,000 for a 1-year Research Fellow project. Residents may opt for a 6-month, full-time research project. Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.


    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member (at any level) at the time of application. If the applicant's membership category is Member-in-Training or any other non dues-paying category, the scientific advisor or one of the co-investigators must be a dues-paying member. Check your membership status, or become a member today - visit the RSNA Membership Web site for details.
    • Applicants within North American educational institutions must be residents or fellows in a department of radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine at the time of application.
      • Resident Grant: Applicant must have completed the internship year (PGY-1) and at least 6-months of specialty training in the radiologic sciences (PGY-2).
      • Fellow Grant: Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training. If awarded, recipient must be in a fellowship position during the period of grant support.
      • Applicant must be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR), or on track for certification. See the American Board of Radiology Website for details, TheABR.org.
      • Funds may be used for salary and/or non-personnel research expenses.
    • Applicants from outside North America must already be accepted into a one- or two-year Fellowship position at a North American education institution at the time of the grant application. Candidates may apply for the grant before arriving at the North American institution if documentation of the accepted fellowship is provided.
      • Applicant must be in the last year of, or have completed, the prescribed residency training.
      • Applicant must be certified, or on track for certification, by the radiology board in their home country.
      • The one-year research project must be completed while the recipient is at the North American institution.
      • R&E Foundation funds can only be used for non-stipend expenses associated with the proposed research.
    • 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.

    Full Details: Download the Research Resident/Fellow 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

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  • Current Research Resident/Fellow Grant Recipients  

    Alizai, Hamza Hamza Alizai, MD
    Resident at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, research conducted at New York University School of Medicine

    Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Bone Strength and Fracture Risk via High Resolution, High Field MRI

    RSNA Research Resident Grant  
    Brown, Jacob Jacob D. Brown, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    A Novel Image-guided Pain Treatment: Selective Deletion of Nociceptors by Intraganglionic Injection of Resiniferatoxin

    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Evans, Joseph Joseph Robert Evans, MD, PhD
    University of Michigan

    Investigating the Role of SChLAP1, a Novel Long Noncoding RNA, in Prostate Cancer Radioresistance

    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Geeslin, Matt Matthew G. Geeslin, MD, MS
    University of Virginia

    Evaluation of Spiral-based 3D MR Thermometry for Brain Applications of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound in a Porcine Model

    Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Hanneman, Kate Kate Hanneman, MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine

    Combined Positron Emission Tomography-Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Diagnosis of Cardiac Sarcoidosis

    Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation Research Fellow Grant 
    Huang, Susie Susie Yi Huang, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Ultra-high Gradient Diffusion MRI for Characterizing Axonal Pathology in Multiple Sclerosis

    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Ivanidze, Jana Jana Ivanidze, MD, PhD
    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Blood Brain Barrier Permeability and Molecular Markers of Inflammation: Interplay and Significance for the Development of Global Cerebral Edema in Patients with Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Jones, Jessee (2014) Jesse Jones, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles

    MRI Surveillance of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells for Stroke Using Gadolinium Nanoparticles
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Kokabi, Nima Nima Kokabi, MD
    Emory University School of Medicine

    Disparities in Utilization of Contemporary Interventional Radiology-based Locoregional Therapies for Unresectable Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Impacts on Survival: a SEER-Medicare Population Study
    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Lee, Kyungmouk, 2 Kyungmouk Steve Lee, MD
    Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University

    Catheter-directed Intraportal Delivery of Cell Therapy for Liver Regeneration: a Feasibility Study in a Large Animal Model of Cirrhosis
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant 
    Markovina, Stephanie Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD
    Washington University

    Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen in Cervical Cancer Prognostication and Response to Therapy
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Maroules_Christopher Christopher Maroules, MD
    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Quantification of Volumetric Pulmonary Perfusion Using 3D Arterial Spin Labeled Perfusion MRI: Feasibility and Evaluation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
    Prince Research Resident Grant 
    Nabavizadeh, Nima Nima Nabavizadeh, MD
    Oregon Health & Science University

    Noninvasive, In Vivo Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound and Molecular Imaging of Early Microvascular Changes Following High-dose Radiation Therapy
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
     Kaxim Narsinh Kazim Narsinh, MD
    University of California, San Diego

    MRI Tracking of Cellular Immunotherapy using Natural Killer Cells and Perfluorocarbon Tracers
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Porter, Kristin Kristin Kelly Porter, MD, PhD
    The Johns Hopkins University

    Application of 4D Phase Contrast MRI as a Non-invasive Measure of Treatment Response in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension
    Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Fellow Grant 
    Robinson, Timothy Timothy John Robinson, MD, PhD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Detection of Novel Alternative Splicing Biomarkers of Hypoxia in Breast and Lung Tumors
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
     Ronald, James James Spencer Clayton Ronald, MD, PhD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Identification of Novel Angiogenesis Biomarkers Correlating with Tumor Response after Hepatic Arterial Embolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
    Cook Medical Cesare Gianturco/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    James Schmitt James Eric Schmitt, MD, PhD
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    Imaging Genomic Analysis of the 22q11 Deletion Syndrome
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant 
    Soun, Jennifer Jennifer Elaine Soun, MD
    Columbia University Medical Center

    Quantitative T1rho Mapping in Multiple Sclerosis: Development of a Potential Novel Biomarker for Disease Prognostication and Management
    Hitachi Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Thurlow, Peter Peter Christian Thurlow, MD
    Allegheny General Hospital and the University of Wisconsin

    Evaluating the Effect of Foot Strike Biomechanics on MR Imaging of the Knee using a Novel Multi-component T2 Mapping Sequence
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Torok, Jordan Jordan Torok, MD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Modulation of Endothelial Cell Radiation Sensitivity and Lung Tumor Response to Radiation Therapy
    Varian Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Vachha, Behroze Behroze Vachha, MD, PhD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Task-free Presurgical Mapping of Eloquent Cortex using fMRI at Ultrahigh Field Strength (7T) MRI in Patients with Medically Refractory Epilepsy
    Silver Anniversary Campaign Pacesetters Research Fellow Grant 
    Veronesi, Michael Michael C. Veronesi, MD, PhD
    University of Chicago

    In Vivo Fate Mapping of Magnetic Nanoparticles in the Brain Following Intranasal Administration using MRI
    RSNA Research Resident Grant 
    Vezeridis, Alexander Alexander Michael Vezeridis, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Diego

    In Vivo Ultrasound Imaging and Diagnosis of Implanted Medical Device-related Infections using Microbubbles Targeted to Biofilm
    RSNA Presidents Circle Research Resident Grant 
    Yu, John-Paul (JP) John-Paul J. Yu, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    Combined Biochemical, Genetic, and Metabolomic Efforts Towards Neuroimaging Schizophrenia and Psychiatric Disease
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant 
    Zhang, Chi Chi Zhang, MD, PhD
    Columbia University Medical Center

    Studies on the Effects of Combined Treatment with Metformin and a Dual mTOR1/2 Inhibitor, AZD8055, in Tumor Control of Glioblastomas
    RSNA Research Resident Grant