A giving circle is formed when individuals come together and pool their dollars, decide together where to give the money and learn together about their community and philanthropy.
When you join the SIR Foundation Giving Circle for the Advancement of Women, you are giving intentionally and thoughtfully. Your contribution is more than money; it is your time and voice making an impact for IR research.
To advance the professional growth and success of women in interventional radiology.
Build a community of philanthropists to provide career development opportunities for women in interventional radiology. We are dedicated to engaging all generations of women in interventional radiology through the power of community philanthropy.
Members join the Giving Circle for the Advancement of Women through a gift to SIR Foundation. The giving circle members are presented with opportunities to fund and the opportunity with the most votes receive the donated dollars. Interested applicants will apply for the specified opportunity and will be funded. One year later, the impact of their collective giving is shown to the GCAW and then the GCAW chooses the next round of opportunities to fund.
Apply for GCAW
2024 Cycle Award Information
Each awardee of the SIR Foundation’s Giving Circle for the Advancement of Women (GCAW) will receive $1,000-2,500 travel stipend to cover the cost to attend an annual meeting, program, or event
Applicants must meet four criteria to be eligible to apply for the GCAW award. These criteria are in place for the 2023-2024 calendar years and open to change based on GCAW Founding Circle and Legacy Circle discussion and the availability for the SIR Foundation staff to implement.
US citizen (possibility to change in future years). Active SIR member. MD, DO, PhD, or PhD equivalent. Identify as a woman.
How to Apply:
Applicants will submit their award applications online through our dedicated portal. The application process includes providing personal, professional and academic information, a personal statement outlining their leadership goals, a course description and summary of total costs of the course, and letters of recommendation. All applications will be reviewed by the selection committee.
SIR Foundation staff review eligibility of applicants. Founding Circle members score blinded applications and present them to all GCAW Circle members. GCAW members will vote on one or more opportunities to fund for the cycle. GCAW awardees will be informed on October 1, 2024. After completion of program, recipient(s) will share with GCAW their experience either in-person at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting or at the virtual meeting.