Grant Award Menu

The SPR Research & Education Foundation's current Grants Programs are listed below. Note that each program name is linked to the program's details and to its NEW online application. 
  • Seed Grant - up to $10,000 - The purpose of the Seed Grant 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. 
  • Education Project Award  - up to $50,000 - The SPR Research and Education Foundation Education Project Grant is intended to provide support for pediatric radiology education projects. Awards will be based on merit, including expertise and available resources, but should also endeavor to focus on education and learning related to 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, cultivate multidisciplinary cooperation, and provide opportunities for additional funding.   Projects will be preferred which lead to the creation of enduring web-based or electronic resources to improve teaching and learning of pediatric radiology and which can be disseminated without charge to SPR members and via the World Federation of Pediatric Imaging.
  • The Pilot Award - up to $50,000 -  The SPR Pilot Award is designed to provide a higher level of support for pediatric radiology-related projects of merit.
  • The Multi-institutional Pilot Award - up to $100,000  - 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.
  • Newly Named: William H. and Victoria McAlister Young Investigator Grant Award - $30,000  - The purpose of the Young Investigator  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.

"Supporting the Research and Education Foundation just seems like the right thing to do. In the late 80s a group of us including Don Kirks and Dereck Harwood-Nash and others proposed establishing the REF and I was its first President. Our support is just a little payback to a truly marvelous educational society that advances the imaging care of children." - Dr. Bill McAlister

Notes for Applicants: 

  • The single deadline for SPR Research & Education Foundation grant application submissions is March 8th (in years when the 8th falls on a weekend, the deadline is extended until the following Monday.) 
  • You must create a user account to complete an application. This user account is not tied to your SPR society credentials.
  • The Foundation will accept only one application per grant category from a Department.
  • In years when the Board has established research priorities, they will be posted on this page.
  • The faculty and institutional requirements for each grant award program are to be considered a general guideline. The goal is to ensure that the planned program will be supported in settings that contribute to the success of the proposed work. Because there are unique academic and research situations that could fall outside these guidelines, please contact the Foundation leadership to learn if your different situation would be acceptable.