SIR Foundation provides a wide array of grants that aim to support research and projects dedicated to progressing the field of interventional radiology through the development of innovative therapies and advancing scientific knowledge to improve patient care and overall quality of life.
SIR Foundation's robust portfolio of grants forms a continuum of funding opportunities ranging 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.
Our grants program has an impressive 25-to-1 return on investment, which means that for every dollar SIR Foundation provides to a grant recipient, that grant recipient is able to subsequently garner $25 from other funding organizations for that same line of research. The deadline to apply to an SIR Foundation grant is Jan. 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET.
Each year, SIR Foundation proudly supports award programs that recognize outstanding achievements in research and innovation by SIR members. Interventional radiology carries a rich tradition of providing innovations affecting modern health care.
To apply for a SIR Foundation award, you must submit an abstract for the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting to be considered for an award. Only abstracts accepted for oral presentation at the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting will be eligible for SIR Foundation research awards. The abstract submission deadline for the SIR 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting is Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET.
SIR Foundation supports the advancement of medical student's careers by offering grants and awards to provide mentorship, internships and research funding to medical students of all years.
These programs are meant to introduce medical students to the field of interventional radiology, research and device development.
The Reviewer-in-training (RIT) Program is designed to train and mentor individuals to review grant proposals and learn the grant review process to be able to participate in various study sections ranging from society, foundation and government agencies (such as NIH).
Up to four applicants per year (two for each tier), who have previously received a SIR Foundation grant will be selected for this opportunity. They are expected to commit to reviewing for two consecutive SIR Foundation Grant Review Study Sections and attend the Annual Meeting Study Section. For more information about this program, please visit the RIT Program page.
SIR Foundation is the only organization fully dedicated to interventional radiology (IR) research through clinical trials and registries, supporting clinical and basic scientific research, mentoring researchers, orchestrating international multidisciplinary expert panels and research summits, and identifying and addressing the highest priority research needs. Through these efforts, SIR Foundation is elevating IR research to new heights to improve patient lives.Discover
Physicians who are interested in starting a registry or a research trial should complete a letter of intent (LOI) which briefly describes the project significance, proposed data outcome, and SIR Foundation’s role in assisting the process. The LOI will be submitted for review. The LOI submitted will be reviewed by the appropriate committee.
SIR Foundation has passionately encouraged and supported innovation for almost 30 years. The foundation’s grant programs support research training, new explorations and academic development grants. The foundation relies solely on your contributions to support the research that elevates our specialty and enhances patient care everywhere.