Research Scholar Grant

Award Info:

Grant recipients receive $75,000 a year for two years to be used as salary support. Funds 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.

Any junior radiology faculty member may apply for the Research Scholar Grant, as long as you are an RSNA member and meet the following criteria:

  • You must hold a full-time faculty position in a department of radiology, radiation oncology or nuclear medicine within a North American educational institution.
  • You must have been hired within the last 5 years with an academic rank of instructor, assistant professor or an equivalent title.
  • You must have completed advanced training and be certified by either the American Board of Radiology (ABR), The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or are on track for certification.
  • You cannot have been a principal investigator on a grant or contract totaling more than $60,000 in a single year. This includes single and combined grants and contracts from government, private and commercial sources.
  • You and your principal investigators cannot be employed by any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.
  • You cannot submit more than one grant application to the RSNA R&E Foundation a year and cannot have a concurrent RSNA grant.
  • Funding from other grant sources must be approved by Foundation staff if it wasn’t described in the original research plan.
  • You cannot have previously accepted any of the following grants: ARRS Scholar Award, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Scholar Grant.


This R&E Foundation grant supports junior faculty members who have completed resident and fellowship programs, but haven’t been recognized as independent investigators. Our funding not only helps establish recipients as investigators, but also supports them as they collect preliminary data that could lead to other funding in the future.