Research Resident/Fellow Grant

Funding Agency:
Radiological Society of North America

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.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2020

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Areas of Interest

Any area of research in the radiologic sciences is eligible for funding. However, this grant is not intended to support those who are simply trying to gain practical experience in clinical radiology or fund PhD post-doc projects.

Qualifying areas of research may include the following:

  • Hypothesis-driven basic science
  • Clinical investigation
  • Drug, device or therapy development
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Evidence-based radiology
  • Ethics and professionalism
  • Quality improvement
  • Clinical practice efficiency
  • Imaging informatics

Please note, though any of the above topics are accepted, 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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,
    • 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.



Amount Description

Resident grant recipients receive $30,000 for a one year project, and fellow grant recipients receive $50,000 for a one year project. Funds may be used for salary support or non-personnel research expenses.

Funding Type



Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 15, 2020