Society of Interventional Radiology 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.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2013
All applications must be submitted online.
Awards of up to $5,000 will fund supplies and equipment for radiology residents.
Grants are available to residents currently enrolled in an accredited radiology residency training program in medical institutions within the United States and Canada. Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada or have permanent resident status therein. Permanent residents must submit documentation of their status.
The applicant must designate a project advisor who will mentor the resident for the duration of the research project. The applicant must also receive a three month time commitment from his/her residency program to perform the research project.
Applicants should propose research that advances the field of interventional radiology.
The application must contain a detailed research plan and a project budget for the planned research with all available funding to support the project indicated. Failure to describe completely the sources and use of other funds available to the investigator will result in deferral or disapproval of the application.
A letter from the department residency director must be provided that indicates approval of application, comments on the merit of the project and its relevance to interventional radiology, and explains the extent to which the department is supporting the applicant’s research in terms of funding and/or available facilities. This letter must also state the department’s commitment to provide the resident with three months of dedicated time to perform the research project. It is important that the letter indicate the institution’s commitment to provide the necessary time, space, equipment, and facilities to the applicant during the research period.
In addition, a letter from the resident’s designated advisor should accompany the application. This letter should indicate the advisor's willingness to mentor the resident, detail the scope of the resident’s project and comment on its merit and relevance to interventional radiology, and outline the educational value of the research experience towards developing the resident’s research education.
Society of Interventional Radiology
3975 Fair Ridge Drive Suite 400 North
Fairfax, Virginia 22033