SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grant programs intended to encourage the development of interventional radiology research. SIR Foundation grant programs form a continuum of funding opportunities that range from research training, to seed grants, to academic development grants. Our grant program is designed to benefit researchers at all levels, from medical students to established practitioners. Since the grant program's inception, SIR Foundation has funded over 150 research projects and has awarded more than $3 million in support of original research. A recent survey revealed that SIR Foundation grant recipients report receiving close to $50 million in grant funding since receiving their SIR Foundation grant.
Eligibility for Student and Pilot grants has expanded. The Student Research Grant, formerly the Medical Student Research Grant, is open to undergraduate students interested in Interventional Radiology research. The Pilot Grant is open to non-physicians and physicians to apply for support as postdoctoral researchers within established IR research labs. Additionally, the Ernest Ring grant has been expanded to two years.
We are proud to be able to contribute to the advancement of interventional radiology research and hope that you and members of your institution will participate in our grant program.
All applications must be submitted online via the links below
Please see the Research Resources page for examples of NIH RO1 applications.
SIR Foundation — Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Cost-effectiveness and Quality Outcomes Research Grant
The SIR Foundation — Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute Cost-effectiveness and Quality Outcomes Research Grant is designed for observational studies and secondary data analyses evaluating the use of image guided minimally invasive therapies in real-world settings. Examples of the types of projects this initiative supports include (but are not limited to), cost modeling studies, decision analyses, case-control studies, retrospective observational studies or secondary analyses of existing data. Prospective clinical trials and prospective hypothesis driven research are not supported by this grant mechanism. Applicants should propose research that advances the field of interventional radiology and evaluates the cost, cost-effectiveness, and quality outcomes of IR interventions.
Academic Transition Grant
The Academic Transition Grant is designed for interventional radiologists over the age of 40 who have recently begun academic careers after spending several years in non-academic practice. The grant is intended to facilitate the establishment of a record of independent research by the investigator in order to promote a successful academic career.
Allied Scientist Grant
The SIR Foundation Allied Scientist Training Grant is designed to provide support to trainees enrolled in graduate level training programs which are outside the clinical realm of Interventional Radiology but are still considered crucial to the future of Interventional Radiology. The goal is to create collaborative research training environments that benefit from the unique perspectives of established scientists and Interventional Radiologists.
Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant Supported by AngioDynamics
This grant program, named after Ernest J. Ring, MD, the founder of the SIR Foundation, is designed to provide support to junior Interventional Radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. The goal of this program is to have the grant recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other sources, e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants.
Funding Source Development Grant
The Funding Source Development Grant is designed to support projects in clinical research areas important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care that align with SIRF clinical research goals. The Funding Source Development Grant will provide support for costs related to developing any of the following: a complete protocol for a clinical study, a federal application designed to seek support for a clinical study from the NIH, a complete clinical proposal designed for subsequent industry funding, an operations/training manual and supporting materials as needed for a clinical study. This grant mechanism is designed to provide support for the development of projects that are identified and highly prioritized by a SIR Foundation Research Consensus Panel (RCP). However, other projects that did not go through the RCP process are also eligible for consideration. Please note the deadline as stated in the grant guidelines
Pilot Research Grant Program Supported by C.R. Bard
The Pilot Research Grant Program is designed to fund research in areas identified by the SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care. These grants generally address a specific hypothesis and generate preliminary data that could be used to justify or strengthen subsequent comprehensive applications to national peer-reviewed funding agencies. Grants may be issued to support the initial research efforts of faculty as well as those who have limited research experience.
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.
Student Research Grant
The Student Research Grant is designed to foster an interest in research by funding a summer research project conducted by a medical student in an area identified by SIR Foundation as important to the advancement of interventional radiology and patient care.