American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Scholarship Program
Funded by The Roentgen Fund
The ARRS Scholarship is intended to support study in a field selected by the scholar that will enable the scholar to attain his or her professional career goal.
By giving both recognition and financial support to the activities and studies of young investigators, educators, and administrators, the ARRS helps to prepare them for positions of leadership in academic radiology. This purpose is in accordance with the definition of scholar as one who attends a school or studies under a teacher. The ARRS scholarship may be used for study outside the parent institution. The ARRS scholarship is not intended for investigators seeking support for a specific research project or as seed money for research.
Medical schools, affiliated hospitals and clinical research institutions with interests in training and research in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, the basic sciences or professions fundamental to imaging techniques are invited to submit one nomination annually. The candidate must be a member of the ARRS the time the application is submitted.
The ARRS Research Committee may select up to two scholars. A maximum of two scholarships of $140,000 will be funded. Scholars may choose a one-year program requiring a minimum 80 percent time commitment, or a two-year program requiring a minimum 50 percent time commitment. The funds may be used for salary support, toward the support of the scholar's study or in a way that will contribute to the scholars development and advancement as an academic faculty member. The money may not be spent for the purchase of equipment. Indirect costs may not be paid from this fund.
The ARRS scholarships are funded through a grant from The Roentgen Fund. One scholarship is supported by a donation from Bracco Diagnostics and is known as the ARRS/Elio Bracco Scholarship. The scholarship funds will be paid to the scholar's radiology department for funding to the recipient. In this way, the ARRS shares the responsibility with the medical institution for development of these individuals.
1. Earned MD or DO from an accredited institution.
2. Completion of all required residency or fellowship training or equivalent.
3. A full-time faculty appointment as a lecturer, instructor, assistant professor or equivalent for no more than five years beyond completion of training. The appointment must be in a department of radiology, nuclear medicine, or an associated department in the radiological sciences of a medical school teaching hospital in the United States or Canada.
4. Certification by the American Board of Radiology or equivalent.
5. Letter of nomination by the department chair, including a commitment of a minimum of 80% of the nominee's time to the scholarship program for a one-year program, or minimum of 50% of the nominee's time for a two-year program.
6. The candidate must be a member of the ARRS at the time the application is submitted and for the duration of the award.
Selection of the ARRS scholar will be based on:
1. The competence and promise of the candidate in research, education or administration related to medical imaging, as indicated by the institution making the nomination.
2. Evidence that an environment will be provided that is conducive to well-rounded professional development.
3. Personal qualities of the candidate that indicate that he or she is a true scholar and leader with exceptional potential.
Acceptance of one of the following grant awards precludes any eligibility to accept any of the other grant awards during the same or subsequent years: ARRS Scholar Award, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Grant.
Departments are invited to nominate one candidate per year.
1. The nominated candidates will submit the required documents as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 18, 2013.
3. Selected applicants will be invited to meet with the the ARRS Research Committee and ARRS Officers to discuss the details of their application. Interviews will be held in January, 2014.
4. The candidates will be notified of funding shortly after the interview date. Once the candidates have accepted the ARRS Scholar Award, the RSNA and the AUR will be notified. It is expected that any pending applications to the RSNA Research Scholar Grant and/or the AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF) will be promptly withdrawn. New ARRS scholars will be announced at the annual meeting of the ARRS, and are expected to be present for the announcement at the Scholars and Awards session.
Applicants must submit the following materials. The entire application should not exceed 20 pages.
1. A cover letter from the applicant stating his or her address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address, for use by the ARRS administrative office.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A three-page summary of the applicant's qualifications, goals and purpose of study.
4. Statements from the department and applicant regarding present interests in a specific area related to radiological sciences or education, and long-term scientific and professional objectives or aspirations as they may relate to his or her future career.
5. A statement from the department chair as to the department's commitment to provide time for the scholar to study, and a commitment ensuring his or her return to the faculty at the completion of the scholarship
6. An estimated budget covering the scholar's program over the one- or two-year period. A simple balance sheet should include:
a. estimated yearly income from all sources including the budget of the institution or outside agencies.
b. estimated expenditures for salary, travel and other expenses.
7. Responsibility: The cooperating institution is expected to assume the same full responsibility for the detailed administration of the scholarship for an ARRS scholar as for any other member of the faculty supported totally within its own budget.
8. Title and rank: The title “ARRS Scholar”, if used, should only supplement the scholar's regular faculty title and rank.
9. Salary: The salary of the ARRS Scholar as well as all other budgetary matters will be determined by the cooperating institution. Indirect costs will not be paid.
10. Payments: Will be made to the cooperating institution semi-annually on July 1 and January 1 for one-year scholarships, and annually on July 1 for two-year scholarships.
11. Final Report: A report to the ARRS will be required upon completion of the scholarship, and a short presentation will be given by the scholar at the ARRS annual meeting.
12. Formal acknowledgment for publications: “ARRS Scholar” should be added to any scientific publications that are a direct result of the scholarship proposal or prepared during the course of the scholarship. A reprint of any publications of work in which the scholar is involved should be sent to the Research Committee.
13. Termination of scholarship: Circumstances may arise in which the institution or the ARRS scholar may wish to bring the grant to an end before the completion of the study. This may be arranged at any time by agreement between the sponsoring department of radiology, the scholar, and the ARRS. Termination will be made with the understanding that all unexpended funds will be returned to the ARRS and that all unpaid balances of the scholarship will be canceled.
14. Transfer of scholarship: Requests for transfer of scholarships from one institution to another will be considered individually on their merits by the ARRS Research Subcommittee and special members appointed to implement the scholarships. It should be noted that the scholarship does not automatically accompany the scholar if he or she accepts a new post, and that a transfer will not be considered until he or she actually begins work in a new position.
Applications for the ARRS Scholarship should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Applications for the 2014 scholarship are due November 18, 2013.
For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.