Research Grants

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology.

The Grants Programs offered are:

  • Seed Grant
    • The John Dorst - Felix Fleischner Seed Award in Pediatric Thoracic Radiology
  • The Pilot Award
  • The Multi-institutional Pilot Award
  • Research Fellow

Deadlines: The annual grant deadline is March 15 - in years when the 15th falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended until the following Monday.

Online Application forms can be found on the specific tabs.  

Note the following:

  • Every year, the SPR Research and Education Foundation Board works within a defined and formulaic funding budget. There is no pre-determined type or number of grants to be awarded. Particularly with establishment of the Multi-institutional Pilot Grant in 2015, it may not be possible to award grants in all categories each year. Grant applications and funding decisions will be considered within grant category and also within the context of all applications of all grant types.
  • The research priorities the Board has announced appear on the next tab.
  • The online submission forms cannot be saved mid-process. Please be prepared to complete in one sitting.

For the 2015 funding cycle, the SPR Research and Education Foundation calls for research inquiries on the following topics:

  • Elucidation of the pathophysiology and differentiation of child abuse skeletal injury versus rickets/vitamin D deficiency.
  • Development and validation of a novel pediatric disease specific imaging biomarker.
  • Evaluation of a new or emerging technology which will substantially reduce or eliminate radiation exposure of pediatric imaging procedures.    

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology. The deadline is March 15 each year.

The purpose of the Seed Grant award is to assist investigators in defining objectives and testing hypotheses before they apply for major grants from corporations, foundations or government agencies. Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

Amount: One-year grant of $10,000 or less to support a specific research project. No salary support will be provided.

Beginning in 2008, each year, the SPR REF Board may award a John Dorst - Felix Fleischner Seed Grant in Thoracic Pediatric Radiology. This award is a seed grant awarded on a pediatric thoracic radiology topic.  

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

Instructions

Online Application

 

The SPR Pilot Award is designed to provide a higher level of support for pediatric radiology-related projects of merit.

Amount – up to $50,000.

Funding will be based on merit, including expertise and available resources, but should also endeavor to focus on unique aspects of imaging or image-guided therapy/intervention in children, promote the importance of imaging or imaging expertise in improving health care in children, embrace broader cross boundary impact, including public policy or translational medicine, cultivate multidisciplinary cooperation, and provide opportunities for additional funding.

Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

Application Instructions

Online Application  

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

The SPR Multi-institutional Pilot Award is designed to provide a higher level of support for pediatric radiology-related projects of merit conducted across multiple institutions.

Amount – up to $100,000.

Funding will be based on merit, including expertise and available resources, but should also endeavor to focus on unique aspects of imaging or image-guided therapy/intervention in children, promote the importance of imaging or imaging expertise in improving health care in children, embrace broader cross boundary impact, including public policy or translational medicine, cultivate multidisciplinary cooperation, and provide opportunities for additional funding.  Check the "Topics" tab for this year's  announced research priorities. 

Application Instructions

Online Application 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://radsociety.wufoo.com/forms/q6hy15v0ikbeto/

 

Questions? Contact Jennifer Boylan at jboylan@acr.org.

The Research and Education Foundation of the Society for Pediatric Radiology annually offers funds to foster research and education in pediatric radiology. The purpose of the Research Fellow award is to provide young investigators not yet professionally established in the radiologic sciences an opportunity to gain further insight into scientific investigation and to develop competence in research techniques and methods.

Any area of radiology-related research is acceptable, but the Foundation Board has announced 2015 research priorities. This information is found on the topics tab on this page. 

This grant can be used to fund protected time for a one or two-year fellowship, or as a transition-to-faculty award to buy additional protected time within the first five years of faculty appointment. This award requires the naming of an official Mentor in the department. 

Amount: $30,000 salary support for one year. Application for renewal for a second year of salary support will be considered based on progress toward the stated goals during the initial year.  

Application Instructions

Online Application