The Foundation of the ASNR Awards

Since its inception in 1995, The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology has awarded nearly $4 Million dollars to fund 95 young investigators enabling them to pursue their interests and establish themselves in the field of Neuroradiology. Over $220,000 in grants is awarded annually. Your support is paramount to the Foundation’s ability to continue funding opportunities for promising young investigators. Philanthropic investment of major donors who understand the importance of research in Neuroradiology will yield more expert diagnoses, leading to targeted care for patients and more sophisticated approaches to sensitive, complex, and devastating diseases.
Application Information
Award Name Letter of Intent Deadline Full Submission Deadline Prospectus
Trainee Research Award In Neuroradiology N/A August 31, 2016


Alzheimer's Imaging Research Grant Program N/A March 9, 2016



Comparative Effectiveness Research Award November 7, 2016 January 23, 2017 Prospectus
Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research November 7, 2016 January 23, 2017 Prospectus
Research Scientist Award in Neuroradiology November 7, 2016 January 23, 2017 Prospectus
Outstanding Contributions in Research Award Letter of Nomination, October 24, 2016 N/A Information/Criteria
Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award N/A TBA TBA
ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant TBA TBA TBA
ARRS/ASNR Scholarship (2016) N/A N/A TBA

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Current Foundation Awards:

        Comparative Effectiveness Research Award

This award was created to support investigators in the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of diagnostic imaging methods or interventions to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care. Comparative effectiveness research (CER) is valuable to clinicians, patients, purchasers, and policy makers in making informed decisions that will improve health care at both the individual and population levels. CER includes the direct comparison of diagnostic imaging modalities or interventions for a specific disease in a study population. Neuroradiologists have an important role in the development of new imaging technologies and image-guided procedures, as well as in the assessment of these techniques in the clinical care of patients.

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        Scholar Award in Neuroradiology Research

This award was created for investigators in the early phase of their careers (including junior faculty) to enhance competency in areas important to the future of Neuroradiology, including health services research, physiological imaging and interventional Neuroradiology. These projects allow a young investigator to develop a research project in a well-focused area of Neuroradiology that will ultimately enhance patient care. In the recent past, successful applications have focused on such topics as: (1) flow dynamics in aneurysms, (2) exploration of the use of diffusion tensor imaging in premature newborns, and (3) validation of CT perfusion algorithms in animal models.

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        Research Scientist Award in Neuroradiology

The Foundation of the ASNR and Partner Organizations established an award in 2011 to provide research opportunities for PhD investigators to advance the science of Neuroradiology. Scientific research is the foundation upon which the clinical practice of Neuroradiology is built. Research scientists in partnership with radiologists have traditionally led the development of new imaging technologies and image-guided procedures. The directive of these awards is to assist young scientists in their transition to becoming independent investigators in Neuroradiology research as well as to help established investigators initiate new projects with relevance to Neuroradiology. Although any research area in Neuroradiology will be considered, the awards emphasize basic science and general and interventional Neuroradiology.

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        Outstanding Contributions in Research Award
This award recognizes Neuroradiologists who have demonstrated consistent excellence and lifelong accomplishment in basic or clinical neuroscience research, particularly funded research from the NIH, NSF, March of Dimes, etc.

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        Trainee Research Award
This newly created award has been established by the Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology to support and to foster high quality, in-depth neuroradiology research among trainees (fellows and residents matched in a neuroradiology program) who are committed to a career in neuroradiology. The goal of this award is encourage investigators in the infancy of their careers and foster the need for continued and evolving neuroradiology research; as well as to identify and develop future leaders in the sub-specialty.

        Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award

The Foundation of the American Society of Neuroradiology (Foundation), American College of Radiology (ACR), and American Association for Women Radiologists (AAWR) have established an award to provide leadership opportunities for women in neuroradiology. Since neuroradiologists must be leaders in the field and women continue to be underrepresented in neuroradiology, this award is for mid-career women with demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in neuroradiology and/or radiology overall. The objectives are to provide the awardee with additional skills and insights to enhance opportunities for advancement.

Eligible candidates must have a MD or DO degree and CAQ in neuroradiology.  Candidates must have demonstrated experience and promise for leadership in radiology.  Applicant must be become a member of ASNR, ACR, and AAWR prior to submitting an application for the award.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants from practices and institutions that show a commitment to the applicant’s career development.  The successful applicant will be provided with meeting registration fee and travel expenses to attend the ACR Radiology Leadership Institute.  All other expenditures will be at the expense of the applicant.

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        ASNR/RSNA Research Scholar Grant

This award is the result of a collaborative effort between the Foundations of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Radiological Society of North America. The goal of this $150,000, two-year award is to fund additional research in neuroradiology and to help prepare the next generation of neuroradiology researchers to become fully funded physician-scientists with their own research programs.

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        ARRS/ASNR Scholarship

The jointly sponsored ARRS/ASNR Scholarship aims to establish the recipient as an independent investigator in the field of neuroradiology and to collect preliminary data that could lead to further funding through established mechanisms such as the NIH. The two-year ($75,000 per year) scholarship program is open to junior full-time faculty members (below the associate professor level) specializing in neuroradiology.

Information about ARRS/ASNR Scholarship 2016 Recipient is at http://www.arrs.org/ARRSLIVE/ASNRScholarship

Former Foundation Awards:
        Award in Basic Science Research

The purpose of this award is to support research and education in any Basic Science topic relevant to the discipline of Neuroradiology. Awards in this category are typically given to applicants who have a well-defined project performed in controlled environment such as a laboratory setting, often using animal models of human diseases. Recent awards have been given to projects such as: (1) correlation of MR perfusion imaging data and histological findings in a rodent brain tumor model, and (2) use of diffusion tensor imaging and functional MR imaging to assess functional correlates of traumatic diffuse axonal injury.

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        ASNR Foundation Award in Cerebrovascular Disease Research

This award was created to provide an opportunity for a young Neuroradiologist (including junior faculty) to pursue research in a topic that will advance the diagnosis and treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Our understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease are continually changing, and new methods for treatment of these disease entities continue to be developed. For many reasons, it is important that Neuroradiologists continue to be in the forefront of development and testing of new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in cerebrovascular disease. The research projects focused on an aspect of cerebrovascular disease that is likely to be important in patient care. Recent awardees have performed research on such topics as: (1) clinical assessment of aneurysms treated with endovascular coils using 3T MR scanners, and (2) assessment of methods to improve MR perfusion imaging in patients with atherosclerotic carotid artery disease.

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