• Research Seed Grant

  • Deadline Date: January 15, 2014

    Purpose: To enable all levels of investigators throughout the world in defining objectives and testing hypotheses in preparation of major grant applications to corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies. The seed data from these projects will indicate feasibility and appropriateness of the research prior to applying for funds from other agencies.

    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.
    • This grant mechanism will be open to all levels of radiologic investigators, with an established academic appointment.
    • Applications should describe the unique nature of the research effort independent of existing research efforts. Greater emphasis will be placed on the likelihood of this research to attract future funding given the nature and extent of the preliminary data collected within the cycle of the grant.
    • 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.

    Amount: Up to $40,000 United States Dollars (USD) for a 1-year project to support the preliminary or pilot phase of scientific projects, not to supplement major funding already secured. No salary support for the principal investigator will be provided.


    • Applications are accepted from individuals throughout the world.
    • 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.
    • Applicant must hold a full-time faculty position in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine within an educational institution. If an applicant is not a full-time faculty member at the time of application but will become a full-time faculty member when the award commences, a letter from the department chair attesting to this appointment must be included.
    • Board Certification:
      • Applicants in North American institutions 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.
      • Applicants in institutions outside North America must have completed advanced training and be certified by the radiology board in their country (where applicable).
    • Applicant must not have been principal investigator on grant/contract amounts totaling more than $60,000 USD 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 investigators 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 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

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

    Soterios Gyftopoulos  Soterios Gyftopoulos, MD
    New York University School of Medicine
    US-MRI Correlation for Healing of Rotator Cuff Repairs using Vascularity and Tendon Elasticity
    Toshiba America Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant
    Elizabeth Hecht  Elizabeth M. Hecht, MD
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Utility of Macromolecular DCE MRI and Diffusion Weighted Imaging as Biomarkers for Vascular Permeability and Desmoplasia in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Seed Grant
    Joseph E. Ippolito  Joseph E. Ippolito, MD, PhD
    Washington University in St. Louis
    Metabolic Characterization of the Neuroendocrine Cancer GABA Shunt
    RSNA Research Seed Grant
    June-Goo Lee  June-Goo Lee, PhD
    University of Pittsburgh
    Assessing the Progression of Knee OA by Morphologic Analysis of OAI MRI
    Hitachi Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant
    Elliot B Levy, MD  Elliot B. Levy, MD
    National Institutes of Health
    Integrated Imaging Strategy to Phenotype Recurrence after Chemoembolization
    Fujifilm Medical Systems/RSNA Research Seed Grant
    Roberta Strigel  Roberta Marie Strigel, MD, MS
    University of Wisconsin
    Hyperpolarized 13Carbon Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI of Breast Cancer in a Mouse Model: Imaging the Metabolic Characteristics of Malignancy
    RSNA Research Seed Grant
    White Sara B  Sarah Beth White, MD
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
    Nano Photothermal Ablation for Colorectal Liver Metastases
    RSNA Research Seed Grant
    Chadwick Wright  Chadwick L. Wright, MD, PhD
    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    PET/CT-Derived Hepatopulmonary Shunt Fraction Following Yttrium-90 Radioembolization
    Philips Healthcare/RSNA Research Seed Grant


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Discounted Dues: Eligible North American Countries 
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Netherlands Antilles
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Country    Country    Country 
Afghanistan   Grenada   Pakistan
Albania   Guatemala   Papua New Guinea
Algeria   Guinea   Paraguay
Angola   Guinea-Bissau   Peru
Armenia   Guyana   Phillippines
Azerbaijan   Haiti   Rwanda
Bangladesh   Honduras   Samoa
Belarus   India   Sao Tome & Principe
Belize   Indonesia   Senegal
Benin   Iran   Serbia
Bhutan   Iraq   Sierra Leone
Bolivia   Jordan   Solomon Islands
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Jamaica   Somalia
Botswana   Kenya   South Africa
Bulgaria   Kiribati   South Sudan
Burkina Faso   Korea, Dem Rep (North)   Sri Lanka
Burundi   Kosovo   St Lucia
Cambodia   Kyrgyzstan   St Vincent & Grenadines
Cameroon   Laos\Lao PDR   Sudan
Cape Verde   Lesotho   Swaziland
Central African Republic   Liberia   Syria
Chad   Macedonia   Tajikistan
China   Madagascar   Tanzania
Colombia   Malawi   Thailand
Comoros   Maldives   Timor-Leste
Congo, Dem. Rep.   Mali   Togo
Congo, Republic of   Marshall Islands   Tonga
Cote d'Ivoire   Mauritania   Tunisia
Djibouti   Micronesia, Fed. Sts.   Turkmenistan
Dominica   Moldova   Tuvalu
Domicican Republic   Mongolia   Uganda
Ecuador   Montenegro   Ukraine
Egypt   Morocco   Uzbekistan
El Salvador   Mozambique   Vanuatu
Eritrea   Myanmar   Vietnam
Ethiopia   Namibia   West Bank & Gaza
Fiji   Nepal   Yemen
Gambia, The   Nicaragua   Zambia
Georgia   Niger   Zimbabwe
Ghana   Nigeria    

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