ASNR Member-In-Training (MIT-E) Scholarship Information and Application Guidelines


Key Dates

It is strongly recommended that any new topics be submitted as early as possible and before Friday, Jan. 25 to allow time for selection of a different topic, if needed.

Award announcement: May 2019, at the ASNR 2019 meeting in Boston. (Scholarship award funds will be for travel to a specified meeting in the following year.)

Select or propose a topic here.

Awards

Scholarship awards will be announced in May 2019 and presented at the ASNR 2019 meeting in Boston. Scholarship funds will be for travel to a specified meeting in the following year.

Overview

The ASNR Member-In-Training Education (MIT-E, pronounced “mighty”) Scholarships are a new award focused on trainee involvement in neuroradiology education. Funded by the ASNR Board of Trustees, the MIT-E Scholarships will provide one award each in categories corresponding to four neuroradiology subspecialty societies: Functional/Advanced, Head and Neck, Pediatric, and Spine (4 scholarships total).

Each scholarship award includes:

  • $1,000 for travel to the associated national subspecialty society meeting
  • Guidance and support from the staff of Neurographics, ASNR’s online peer-reviewed educational journal, to publish an educational review on the selected topic

The MIT-E Scholarship team and ASFNR, ASHNR, ASPNR and ASSR subspecialty societies have identified topics for which there is need for a new educational review. To apply, radiology residents or neuroradiology fellows will first select one of these topics (or propose their own) and select a mentor. The final application consists of an educational exhibit on the selected topic, with other basic applicant and mentor information.

While previously presented works should not be submitted, all non-winning applicants will be encouraged to resubmit their educational exhibit to the following ASNR or appropriate subspecialty society meeting.

Note: The MIT-E Scholarship application process is separate from abstract submission to any ASNR or subspecialty society associated meeting this year. (In future years, the review process may be linked with education exhibit submissions for specific meetings, and additional topic categories may be made available (i.e. adult brain, artificial intelligence).

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be in an ACGME accredited residency or fellowship program. Updated: Second-year neuroradiology fellows and pediatric neuroradiology fellows are also eligible.
  • Updated: Applicants should be ASNR Members-in-Training (This membership is free. Please apply here.)
  • A mentor is required, and must be a board-certified radiologist, preferably a CAQ certified neuroradiologist.
  • Published or previously presented works should NOT be submitted.

Two-Step Application Process:

Selecting or proposing a review topic (Deadline Feb. 8, 2019; or recommended Jan. 25 for early consideration)

The MIT-E Scholarship team and neuroradiology subspecialty societies have identified topics for which there is a need for a new educational review in four respective categories: Advanced/Functional, Head and Neck, Pediatrics, and Spine. Applicants may select one of these suggested topics, or a subset of one when applicable. The listed topics are “descriptions” only, and not necessarily intended as exhibit or review titles; creative titles and management of the scope of the topic are welcome. The list of suggested topics may be modified as needed, including to prevent too many applications on the same or similar topics.

While there is an identified need for an educational review on the suggested topics, there may of course be other important or novel topics for which a review will be appropriate. For this reason, applicants may also propose a review topic of their own. Newly proposed topics should be submitted for approval as soon as possible (preferably before Friday 01/25) to allow time for selection of a different topic, if needed.

Decisions for proposed topics will be based on the need for a new educational review and the feasibility of a resident or fellow to complete a review on that topic with a mentor. The only absolute exclusion criterion is if the topic has been reviewed in Neurographics in the past five years (see list of excluded topics).

Decisions for proposed topics will be made within approximately 3-5 business days of receiving the proposed topic.

Select or propose a topic here.

Complete Application (Deadline March 22, 2019)

The completed application will include an educational exhibit, based on the format of ASNR annual meeting PowerPoint educational exhibit, and an application form with other basic applicant and mentor information. The applicant may also submit a CV, if they wish.

Education exhibits should be image-rich, as would be expected for a subsequently published educational radiology review. Specifically, submitted applications will be evaluated on graphic content, text, educational technique and educational merit.

Applications will be evaluated by subspecialty society representatives for each category area.

Published or previously presented works should not be submitted.

Questions? Please contact (MITEscholarship@asnr.org)

Final Submission Form (Due March 22, 2019)

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