How to apply
Application deadline: Dec. 14, 2017
Please read the guidelines document for more information on eligibility.
Before you submit your final application, please note that SIR is now offering applicants an opportunity to receive preliminary feedback regarding their research proposals by filling out the proposal development form. Please email Sara Myers with questions.
To apply, please click here.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on Dec. 14. The deadline remains whether or not the date falls on a weekend and/or holiday. Applications that are not completed or do not comply with the guidelines will be withdrawn.
"Receiving funding from SIR Foundation’s Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant allowed our group to expand on our findings beyond the scope of this initial project into our current research: bariatric embolization. Although the goal of our Ring-grant-funded research was to treat type 1 diabetes by transplanting encapsulated/immunoprotected islet cells, we discovered, after extensive investigation, that this approach would not be a feasible one. However, we were able to recognize that our capsule technology could be applied to creating imaging visible embolic microspheres for bariatric embolization. Ultimately, we used data from the Ring grant to apply for and receive a RSNA Seed Grant and then a R01 from NIBIB on bariatric embolization. Data from this work then led to our ongoing clinical trial, BEAT Obesity. Interestingly, we have now come full circle as SIR Foundation has awarded us a Funding Source Development Grant to design the next trial for bariatric embolization."
—Clifford J. Weiss, MD, FSIR, recipient of the Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant and the Funding Source Development Grant