• Research Resident/Fellow Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2014
    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

  • To view additional recipients from prior years, please use our online Grant and Award Recipient Search tool.
  • 2013 Research Resident/Fellow Grant Recipients  

    Christopher Bradbury   Christopher Matthew Bradbury, MD, PhD
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Characterization of Novel Radiosensitizers Identified in a Bioluminescent Glioblastoma-stromal Interaction Screen
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Karen Buch   Karen Buch, MD
    Boston Medical Center
    A Microfabricated Pressure Sensor Prototype for Continuous, Wireless Portal Vein Pressure Monitoring
    RSNA Presidents Circle Research Resident Grant
    Daniel S. Chow   Daniel S. Chow, MD
    Columbia University Medical Center
    Comparison of Optical Imaging and Diffusion/Perfusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging During Acute Stroke to Improve Clinical Image Interpretation and Decision Making
    Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    David Fetzer   David T. Fetzer, MD
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Advanced MR Imaging of Liver Fibrosis - T1rho Quantification
    Silver Anniversary Campaign Pacesetters/RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    Gabriel Fine   Gabriel C. Fine, MD
    University of Washington
    A Slow-Offrate Modified Aptamer (SOMAmer)-Based Approach to Visualize EGFR in a Tumor-Bearing Animal Model: A PET-Based Molecular Imaging Proof-of-Principle Study
    Bracco Diagnostics/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Kate Hanneman  Kate Hanneman, MD
    Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto
    Quantification of Diffuse Myocardial Iron Overload Related Interstitial Fibrosis with Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Transfusion-Dependent Anemias
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    H. Benjamin Harvey  H. Benjamin Harvey, MD, JD
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assessing Clinical Outcomes of High-Risk Obstetrical Patients Identified In Ultrasound Screening Programs in Resource-Limited Areas of Rural Kenya
    Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    David Horowitz  David Horowitz, MD
    Columbia University Medical Center
    The Role of the TGFBI Gene in Human Mesothelioma Pathogenesis and Response to Therapy
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Christoph Karlo  Christoph Alexander Karlo, MD
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Development of a Prognostic, Imaging-inclusive Model for Improved Prediction of Disease-free Survival in Patients with Renal Cell Carcinoma
    Ralph Schlaeger Charitable Foundation/RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    Martin King  Martin T. King, MD, PhD
    Stanford University Medical Center
    Non-invasive Detection of Surgical Margins with Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging in Head and Neck Cancer
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Amie Lee  Amie Y. Lee, MD
    University of Washington
    Utilization Patterns and Concordance of Breast MRI BI-RADS Assessments and Management Recommendations in Community Practice
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Christopher Malone  Christopher D. Malone, MD
    University of California San Diego
    Ultrasound Detection of Hydrogen Peroxide and its Validation with F-19 MR Imaging
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Ashkan Malayeri  Ashkan Akhavan Malayeri, MD
    Johns Hopkins University
    Application of a Novel High Resolution 3D MRI Sequence [SPACE] for Evaluation of Left Atrial Edema and Morphology in Pulmonary Vein Isolation
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    John N Morelli  John Nicholas Morelli, MD
    Johns Hopkins University
    MR-guided Vertebral Cryoablation in a Porcine Model with Structural and Thermographic Monitoring
    RSNA Research Fellow Grant
    Zachary Morris  Zachary S. Morris, MD, PhD
    University of Wisconsin
    Synergy of Radiation and Immunotherapy in the Treatment of Melanoma
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Evan Osmundson  Evan Charles Osmundson, MD, PhD
    Stanford University
    Cell-free DNA as a Biomarker for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma after Primary Local Therapies
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Perez, Bradbury  Bradford Alan Perez, MD
    Duke University School of Medicine
    Evaluating the CXCR4 Signaling Pathway in Mediating the Response of Primary Cancers to Radiation Therapy
    Varian Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Rahul Sheth  Rahul Anil Sheth, MD
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Translational Optical Molecular Imaging for Percutaneous Biopsy of Focal Hepatic Lesions
    Cook Medical Cesare Gianturco/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Corey W. Speers  Corey W. Speers, MD, PhD
    University of Michigan
    Developing Novel Radiosensitizing Targets for the Management of Treatment Refractory Breast Cancer
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Dan Spratt MD  Daniel Spratt, MD
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Non-invasive Molecular Imaging to Monitor Androgen Receptor Activity in Prostate Cancer Post Radiation Therapy
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Bashir Tafti  Bashir A.Tafti, MD
    University of California, Los Angeles
    Irreversible Electroporation (IRE)-Mediated Ablation of Breast Cancer
    RSNA Research Fellow Gran
    Vinita Takiar  Vinita Takiar, MD, PhD
    The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Using Combinatorial Adaptive Response Therapy (CART) to Increase the Therapeutic Efficacy of Radiation Therapy
    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Amanda Walker  Amanda Walker, MD
    Johns Hopkins University
    Investigation of PD-1 Blockade and Hypofractionated Radiation in Lung Cancer to Enhance the Abscopal Effect
    RSNA Research Resident Grant
    Kristina Young  Kristina Young, MD, PhD
    Oregon Health & Science University
    Targeted Alteration of the Tumor Immune Environment to Increase Chemoradiosensitivity in Rectal Cancer
    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Resident Grant

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