Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD, MS, Chair
Mauricio Castillo, MD
Phillip Costello, MD
Bernard F. King, MD
Jonathan S. Lewin, MD
Srini Tridandapani, MD,PhD
Achala Vagal, MD

ARRS/ASNR Scholarship

2016 Recipient – Leo P. Sugrue, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco

The ARRS/ASNR Scholarship is an award which funds 1 scholar every other year to pursue scientific research in the area of neuroradiology.

About the Scholarship

Funded by The Roentgen Fund® in conjunction with The Foundation of the ASNR.

This scholarship is awarded every other year and will next be awarded in Spring 2018.
2018 Application Deadline: TBD

The purpose of the ARRS/ASNR Scholarship is 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 scholarship program is open to junior full time faculty members (below the associate professor level) specializing in neuroradiology. Applications will be accepted in any area of research related to brain, spine and head and neck imaging. Applications should describe the unique nature of the research effort independent of existing research efforts, and should have well-defined goals for the funding period of the grant. Greater emphasis on the independent nature of the research will be stressed compared to resident/fellowship efforts.

The ARRS Research Subcommittee in conjunction with members of The Foundation of the ASNR will select one scholar each year to participate in a two-year program. The scholarship will provide $150,000 ($75,000 per year); it requires a minimum 50 percent time commitment.

General Qualifications

  • Applicant must be a member of both ARRS and ASNR at the time of application and for the duration of the award.
  • Applicant must hold a full-time faculty position in a department of radiology, radiation oncology, or nuclear medicine within a North American educational institution at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be within 5 years of initial faculty appointment with an academic rank of instructor or assistant professor (or equivalent).
  • Applicant must have completed advanced training and be certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) or on track for certification.
  • Applicant must be an MD, DO, MD/PhD, or DO/PhD.
  • Applicant must have completed neuroradiology training in an accredited ACGME neuroradiology fellowship program.
  • Applicant must not have been principal investigator on grant/contract amounts totaling more than $60,000 in a single year. The restriction on prior funding includes support from single or combined grants or contracts from any source including government, private or industrial/commercial sources.
  • Applicant/co-principal investigator(s) must not be agents of any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.

Selection Criteria

Selection of the ARRS/ASNR scholar will be based on:

  • The competence and promise of the candidate in research, education or administration related to neuroradiology, as indicated by the institution making the nomination.
  • Evidence that an environment will be provided that is conducive to well-rounded professional development.
  • Personal qualities of the candidate that indicate that he or she is a true scholar and leader with exceptional potential.

Acceptance of one of the following grant awards precludes any eligibility to accept any of the other grant awards during the same or subsequent years: ARRS Scholar Award, ASNR Research Awards, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Grant.

Submission Procedure

Applicants must submit the following materials. The entire application should not exceed 20 pages. The candidates will submit the required documents as e-mail attachments to scholarships@arrs.org.

  1. A cover letter from the applicant stating his or her address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address, for use by the ARRS administrative office.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A three-page summary of the applicant's qualifications, goals and purpose of study.
  4. Statements from the department and applicant regarding present interests in a specific area related to radiological sciences or education, and long-term scientific and professional objectives or aspirations as they may relate to his or her future career, as well as a commitment to provide time for the scholar to study and ensure his or her return to the faculty at the completion of the scholarship.
  5. An estimated budget covering the scholar's program over the two-year period. A simple balance sheet should include:
    1. An estimated yearly income from all sources including the budget of the institution or outside agencies.
    2. An estimated expenditures for salary, travel and other expenses.


  • The cooperating institution is expected to assume the same full responsibility for the detailed administration of the scholarship for an ARRS/ASNR scholar as for any other member of the faculty supported totally within its own budget.
  • Title and rank: The title "ARRS/ASNR Scholar", if used, should only supplement the scholar's regular faculty title and rank.
  • Salary: The salary of the ARRS/ASNR Scholar as well as all other budgetary matters will be determined by the cooperating institution. Indirect costs will not be paid.
  • Payments: Will be made to the cooperating institution annually on July 1 for two-year scholarships.
  • The ARRS/ASNR Scholar is expected to provide interim reports (due April 1 the year after the scholar is named) and final grant reports (due August 1 after the scholarship is completed) to ARRS, who will share the reports with the Foundation of the ASNR upon receipt.
  • Scientific and educational manuscripts resulting from the grant must be submitted first to AJR or AJNR to be considered for publication (right of first refusal). Authors who wish to bypass the right of first refusal process must receive written permission from ARRS and the Foundation of the ASNR.
  • The recipient of the award is expected to present his/her results at the annual meetings of both ARRS and ASNR.
  • Formal acknowledgment for publications: "ARRS/ASNR Scholar" should be added to any scientific publications that are a direct result of the scholarship proposal or prepared during the course of the scholarship. A reprint of any publications of work in which the scholar is involved should be sent to the ARRS Research Subcommittee.

Limitations and Terminations

Termination of scholarship: Circumstances may arise in which the institution or the ARRS scholar may wish to bring the grant to an end before the completion of the study. This may be arranged at any time by agreement between the sponsoring department of radiology, the scholar, and ARRS. Termination will be made with the understanding that all unexpended funds will be returned to the ARRS and that all unpaid balances of the scholarship will be canceled.

Transfer of scholarship: Requests for transfer of scholarships from one institution to another will be considered individually on their merits by the ARRS Research Subcommittee and special members appointed to implement the scholarships.

Applications for the ARRS/ASNR Scholarship should be sent electronically to scholarships@arrs.org.

For additional information please email scholarships@arrs.org.