Making research possible

Making research possible

Grants and awards

SIR Foundation allocates hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to support high quality, peer-reviewed research in interventional radiology.

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A continuum of funding opportunities

SIR Foundation supports a robust portfolio of grants that form 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. 

Fostering researchers through to the next level

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 impact of SIR Foundation grants

SIR Foundation awarded a Pilot Grant to Sanjay Misra, MD, FSIR, for his research proposal, “Mechanisms of stenoses in hemodialysis grafts.” His SIR Foundation grant was just the beginning of the journey. See the full story in IR Quarterly.

Increasing the number of skilled investigators

"I would recommend the SIR Foundation Summer Medical Student Internship Program to anybody considering a career in IR, even those not considering a career in research as it is an opportunity to cultivate an innovative spirit that I feel is essential for the field. For me, it was life-changing." - Jeremiah Stringam, University of Washington School of Medicine. 

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SIR Foundation grants advance IR through research


Erik N.K. Cressman, MD, PhD, FSIR, SIR Foundation Research Grants and Education Division Chair, discusses how a new program is helping researchers blossom by providing real-time feedback on grant applications.

Advance research

Support the future of IR

Support the future of IR

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. For more details on how you can support the foundation’s efforts, visit here.

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