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SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research. SIR Foundation grant programs form a continuum of funding opportunities that range from research training, to seed grants, to academic development grants. Our grant program is designed to benefit researchers at all levels, from medical students to established practitioners. Since the grant program's inception, SIR Foundation has funded over ninety research projects and has awarded more than $2 million in support of original research. A recent survey revealed that SIR Foundation grant recipients report receiving close to $50 million in grant funding since receiving their SIR Foundation grant.
Academic Transition Grant
The Academic Transition Grant is designed for interventional radiologists over the age of 40 who have recently begun academic careers after spending several years in non-academic practice. The grant is intended to facilitate the establishment of a record of independent research by the investigator in order to promote a successful academic career.
Allied Scientist Grant
The SIR Foundation Allied Scientist Training Grant is designed to provide support to trainees enrolled in graduate level training programs which are outside the clinical realm of Interventional Radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of Interventional Radiology. The goal is to create collaborative research training environments that benefit from the unique perspectives of established scientists and Interventional Radiologists.
Funding Source Development Grant
The Funding Source Development Grant is designed to support projects in clinical research areas important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care that align with SIRF clinical research goals. The Funding Source Development Grant will provide support for costs related to developing any of the following: a complete protocol for a clinical study, a federal application designed to seek support for a clinical study from the NIH, a complete clinical proposal designed for subsequent industry funding, an operations/training manual and supporting materials as needed for a clinical study. This grant mechanism is designed to provide support for the development of projects that are identified and highly prioritized by a SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel (RCP). However, other projects that did not go through the RCP process are also eligible for consideration.
Pilot Research Grant Program
The Pilot Research Grant Program is designed to fund research in areas identified by the SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care. These grants generally address a specific hypothesis and generate preliminary data that could be used to justify or strengthen subsequent comprehensive applications to national peer-reviewed funding agencies. Grants may be issued to support the initial research efforts of faculty as well as those who have limited research experience.
Radiology Resident Research Grant
The Radiology Resident Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a research project conducted by the resident in an area identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.
Student Research Grant
The Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a medical student in an area identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.
Starting this grant cycle, all applicants are required to complete the pre-review process with the goal of supporting investigator development.
This requirement applies to the following grants:
- Academic Transition Grant
- Allied Scientist Grant
- Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Culp Student Research Grant
- Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant, supported by BTG
- Funding Source Development Grant
- Pilot Research Grant
- Radiology Resident Research Grant
Starting this grant cycle, only applications for the Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant and the Academic Transition Grant are required to complete the pre-review process with the goal of supporting investigator development.
Applicants for the Allied Scientist Grant and Pilot Grant are encouraged to participate but are not required. All student and resident-based grants do not participate in Pre-review.
The deadline to complete the pre-review is Sept. 15, 2021. This process provides an opportunity for applicants to obtain and respond to reviewer feedback prior to submitting the final applications by the new deadline of Jan. 15, 2022 for funding.