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The SIR Foundation Dr. Ernest J. Ring Academic Development Grant is designed to provide support to junior interventional radiology faculty members early in their academic careers to allow time for the conduct of research. The goal of this grant is to have the recipient subsequently obtain additional funding from other peer-reviewed sources, (e.g., National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants).

Grant awards will be made to junior full-time faculty members, with their M.D., D.O. or Ph.D., or equivalent degree in educational institutions in the United States and Canada. Applications from non-Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) members will be considered, but such applications are required to have significant input and involvement by an SIR member.

Applicants should be individuals who have not yet been recognized as independent investigators or recipients of major grant support (i.e. current grants exceeding $50,000). Those in residencies or fellowships or those generally considered advanced students in training rather than full-time faculty are not eligible for this program.

Applicants must be within the first five years of their initial faculty appointment after having completed all formal training. Only applicants holding a position up to and including the assistant professor level at the time of application are eligible.

The applicant must have a mentor who will guide and supervise the applicant's research. The mentor should have documented research interests and accomplishments in the applicant's research area and must hold a position at the assistant professor level or higher.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or Canada or have permanent resident status as recognized in the country in which they reside. Permanent residents should submit documentation of this status.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research,, no later than 4:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2007. Letters of intent should be limited to 1) a 1-2 page summary of the research questions, aims of the proposed project, and how this project and funding will lead to additional external funding; and 2) a 2-page biographical sketch.


This grant provides $50,000 for one year. The grant will provide up to $20,000 towards the applicant's salary and it is expected that the applicant will have a minimum of 40 percent dedicated research time. There is a maximum of two years of funding on any given project.

MU Deadline:

4:00 p.m., Friday, October 26, 2007

Sponsor Deadline:

December 15, 2007

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This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in radiology. Please forward it to other faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at

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