• 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.
    • Note: The RSNA R&E Foundation and the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) have collaborated on a joint award; the ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant will leverage funds to support additional projects in neuroradiology research in odd-numbered years. Interested applicants should apply through the standard application process. Additional eligibility requirements apply, see policies and procedures document for details.

    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 external/extramural 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 

    Stephen R. Bowen, PhD 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
     Rivka Rachel Colen, MD Rivka Rachel Colen, MD
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Radiome Sequencing of Glioblastoma: Decoding the Imaging Genomic Landscape and Heterogeneity

    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Michael David Farwell, MD, MA Michael David Farwell, MD, MA
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

    Development of a Reporter Gene for In Vivo PET Imaging of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells Directed at Solid Tumors

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Gregory Gan, MD, PhD Gregory N. Gan, MD, PhD
    University of New Mexico Cancer Center

    Mechanism of Hedgehog Pathway-mediated Radiation-induced Tumor Repopulation

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Manu Shri Goyal, MD, MSc Manu Shri Goyal, MD, MSc
    Washington University School of Medicine

    Integrating Brain Imaging and Metabolomics in Malnourished Children

    ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Kathy Han, MD, MSc Kathy Han, MD, MSc
    Princess Margaret Cancer Center, University of Toronto

    The Potential for Metformin to Improve Tumor Oxygenation in Locally Advanced Cervix Cancer: A Phase II Randomized Trial

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Michael Iv, MD Michael Iv, MD
    Stanford University Medical Center

    Using Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI to Assess Tumor-associated Macrophages in Human Glioblastoma Multiforme

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Kevin S. King, MD Kevin S. King, MD
    University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

    Association of Cerebrovascular Reactivity on BOLD fMRI with Structural Brain Insults and Cognitive Decline in a Community Based Cohort

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, MD FRCPC Pejman Jabehdar Maralani, MD FRCPC
    Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto

    Quantitative Blood Oxygenation Level Dependent (qBOLD) MRI for Assessment of Tumor Hypoxia in Glioblastoma Multiforme: Validation with Intra-Operative and Histological Correlation

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Daniele Marin, MD Daniele Marin, MD
    Duke University Medical Center

    Decreased Variability for Robust Imaging-based Quantification of Tumor Heterogeneity

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Joseph Scott McNally, MD, PhD 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
    Michael A. Ohliger, MD, PhD 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
    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 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
    Roberta Strigel 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
    Leo L. Tsai, MD, PhD, MSc Leo L. Tsai, MD, PhD, MSc
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    Regional Variations in Tumor Metabolism and Proliferation Reflecting a Non-uniform Tumor Micro-environment: In Vivo Assessment with Hyperpolarized 13C MRI

    Agfa HealthCare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    White, Sara B 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
    Shandong Wu, PhD, MSc Shandong Wu, PhD, MSc
    University of Pittsburgh

    Breast DCE-MRI Contrast Enhancement Heterogeneity and Breast Cancer Risk

    GE Healthcare/RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Hooman Yarmohammadi, MD Hooman Yarmohammadi, MD
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Combined Blocking of Aerobic and Anaerobic Glycolytic Metabolism Pathways in Improving Treatment Response Following Transarterial Embolization of Hepatocellular carcinoma

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant
    Stefan L. Zimmerman, MD Stefan L. Zimmerman, MD
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

    Dual Energy Extracellular Volume Mapping for Optimized Detection of Focal Myocardial Fibrosis with Cardiac Computed Tomography

    RSNA Research Scholar Grant