• Research Scholar Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2016

    Purpose: To support junior faculty members who have completed the conventional resident/fellowship training program(s); but have not yet been recognized as independent investigators. The purpose of the funding is to help establish the recipient as an independent investigator, and to collect preliminary data that could lead to further funding through established mechanisms such as the NIH. Recipients will devote a minimum of 40% of their time in the approved research project.

    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. Greater emphasis on the independent nature of the research will be stressed compared to resident/fellowship research efforts. 
    • 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.
    • ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant: The RSNA R&E Foundation and the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) have collaborated on a joint award; the co-sponsored ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant will leverage funds to support additional projects in neuroradiology research. Interested applicants should apply through the standard application process. Additional eligibility requirements apply:
      • Must be an ASNR member
      • Must be area of research related to neuroradiology
      • Must be MD, or MD, PhD
      • Must have completed neuroradiology training in an accredited ACGME program
      • Must not have concurrent ASNR grant 

    Amount: $75,000 annually for 2 years ($150,000 total) to be used as salary support for the scholar. Funds are intended to secure protected time for the recipient and may not be used for non-personnel research expenses. An additional $1,000 will be paid to the institution each year to help cover costs associated with the Scholar Advisor Program.

    • Applicant must be an RSNA Member at the time of application. Check your membership status, or become a member today - visit  RSNA Membership for details.
    • While applications are accepted from departments that currently host Scholar Grant recipients, only one new nomination may be submitted per department per year.
    • Applicant must hold a full-time faculty position in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine within a North American educational institution at the time of application.
    • Applicant must be within 5 years of initial faculty appointment with an academic rank of instructor or assistant professor, (or equivalent).
    • Applicant must have completed advanced training and be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or equivalent, or on track for certification. See the American Board of Radiology Website for details, TheABR.org.
    • 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. Special Note: Acceptance of one of the following grant awards precludes eligibility to accept any of the other grant awards during the same, or any subsequent, year: ARRS Scholar Award, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Scholar Grant.

    Full Details: Download the Research Scholar 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 Scholar Grant Recipients 

    Bowen, Stephen
    Stephen R. Bowen, PhD
    University of Washington

    Multimodality Quantitative Molecular Imaging for Personalized Radiation Therapy of Lung Cancer Through Differential Tumor Dose Escalation and Functional Lung Avoidance

    Siemens Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    James E Hansen James Ernest Hansen, MD
    Yale University

    Targeting Glioblastoma with a Lupus Autoantibody

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Wolf Heberlein Wolf E. Heberlein, MD
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    IRE-based Multi-modality Loco-regional Tumor Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Charles Kim Charles Y. Kim, MD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Trans-arterial Embolization of Hypervascular Liver Tumors with Electrically Conductive Particles for Modulation of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation Zone Size and Configuration

    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Tae Kim Tae Kim, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Early Biomarker for Hypertension-induced Cerebrovascular Alterations

    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Kenneth Lee  Kenneth S. Lee, MD
    The Board of Reagents of the University of Wisconsin System

    Quantitative Imaging of the Tendon: Use of Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography as a Biomarker to Predict Tendon Rupture

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    McNally, Joseph
    Joseph Scott McNally, MD, PhD
    University of Utah

    Role of the Angiotensin Pathway and Redox State in Carotid Plaque Permeability

    Bayer HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Ohlinger, Michael
    Michael A. Ohliger, MD, PhD
    University of California, San Francisco

    Non-invasive Monitoring of Liver Inflammation and Fibrosis Using Hyperpolarized Carbon-13 MRI

    Mallinckrodt/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Sean Park Sean Sunghun Park, MD, PhD
    Mayo Clinic

    11C-Choline PET/CT Image-Guided Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (IG-SABR) in Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Rahbar, Habib
    Habib Rahbar, MD
    University of Washington

    Improving Treatment Outcomes of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ with Breast MRI

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Haris Iqbal Sair, MD
    The Johns Hopkins University

    Intrinsic Language Network Assessed with Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Potential Role in Presurgical Mapping

    Carestream Health/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Shinagare, Atul
    Atul Bhanudas Shinagare, MD
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

    Optimization of Chest CT Utilization in Patients with Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Strigel Roberta
    Roberta M. Strigel, MD, MS
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    High Spatio-temporal Resolution Breast MRI: Improving the Characterization of Breast Cancer

    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Sung, Janice Janice S. Sung, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Clinical Utility of Whole Breast Screening Ultrasound in Patients Undergoing Digital Breast Tomosynthesis

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    White, Sara
    Sarah Beth White, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Magnetically Triggered Oxaliplatin Release for the Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastasis

    Bracco Diagnostics Inc./RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Junqian Xu Junqian Xu, PhD
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    Development of Whole Spinal Cord Functional Assessment with Multiband Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
     Anna Zavodni Anna E. H. Zavodni, MD, MHSc
    Sunnybrook Research Institute

    CT Myocardial Tissue Characterization: Utility in CTA Bypass Graft Assessment

    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Michael Zeineh Michael M. Zeineh, MD, PhD
    Stanford University

    Multimodal MRI to Detect Brain Injury in Athletes

    ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant 
    Jeff Zhang Jeff L. Zhang, PhD
    University of Utah

    Real-time Monitoring of Renal Hypoxia and Hypoperfusion with Quantitative MRI

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant