SIR and SIR Foundation believe in promoting a culture of inclusion and strengthening the specialty of interventional radiology (IR) through different perspectives.
The Pilot Research Grant Program is designed to fund research in identified areas for 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.
How to apply
Applications are currently being accepted.
The Pilot Research Grant encourages participation in the Proposal Development Form and Pre-Review process, which is located in the grant application. This allows for grant applicants to receive preliminary feedback on their applications, from an assigned reviewer/mentor, prior to submitting their final applications for funding consideration. Although this requirement is designed to provide feedback prior to the final decision, completion of the Proposal Development Form and Pre-Review process does not guarantee funding.
The Proposal Development Form deadline is June 30, 2022.
The Pre-Review application deadline is Sept. 20, 2022.
Final applications are due on Jan. 15, 2023, by 5 p.m. ET. This deadline remains whether or not the date falls on a weekend or holiday. Applications that are not complete or do not comply with the guidelines will be considered ineligible.
Please read our guidelines document for more information about eligibility and application requirements.