The ARRS scholarships are funded through a grant from The Roentgen
The ARRS Scholarship
is intended to support study in a field selected by the scholar that will
enable the scholar to attain his or her professional career goal.
By giving both recognition and
financial support to the activities and studies of young radiologists, the ARRS
helps to prepare them for positions of leadership in academic radiology. This
purpose is in accordance with the definition of scholar as one who attends a
school or studies under a teacher.
Medical schools, affiliated
hospitals and clinical research institutions with interests in training and
research in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, the basic sciences or
professions fundamental to imaging techniques are invited to submit one
The ARRS Research Committee awards
$140,000 to be funded. The scholar may choose a one-year program requiring a
minimum 80 percent time commitment, or a two-year program requiring a minimum
50 percent time commitment. The funds may be used for salary support, toward
the support of the scholar's study or in a way that will contribute to the
scholar’s development and advancement as an academic faculty member. The ARRS
scholarship may be used for study outside the parent institution.
The scholarship funds will be paid to the scholar's radiology department
for funding to the recipient. In this way, the ARRS shares the responsibility
with the medical institution for development of these individuals.
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- ARRS member.
- Earned MD or DO from an accredited institution.
- Completion of all required residency or
fellowship training or equivalent.
- Only one candidate per department per
institution is eligible to apply each year.
- A full-time faculty appointment as a lecturer,
instructor, assistant professor or equivalent for no more than five years
beyond completion of training. The appointment must be in a department of
radiology, nuclear medicine, or an associated department in the radiological
sciences of a medical school teaching hospital in the United States or Canada.
- Certification by the American Board of Radiology
- Letter of nomination by the department chair,
including a commitment of a minimum of 80% of the nominee's time to the
scholarship program for a one-year program, or minimum of 50% of the nominee's
time for a two-year program.
- The candidate must be a member of the ARRS at the time the application
is submitted and for the duration of the award.
Selection of the ARRS scholar will be based on:
- The competence and promise of the candidate in research, education or administration related to medical imaging, 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, AUR GE-Radiology Research Academic Fellowship (GERRAF), RSNA Research Grant.
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Applicants must submit the following materials. The entire application should not exceed 20 pages.
The deadline for receipt of
applications is November 16, 2015.
Interviews will be held in
- The candidates will submit the required documents as
e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- A cover letter from the applicant stating his or her
address, phone and fax numbers and e-mail address, for use by the ARRS
- A curriculum vitae.
- A three-page summary of the applicant's
qualifications, goals and purpose of study.
- 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
- An estimated budget covering the scholar's program over the one- or
two-year period. A simple balance sheet should include:
- An estimated yearly income from all sources including the budget of the
institution or outside agencies.
- 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 scholar as for any other member of the faculty
supported totally within its own budget.
Title and rank: The title “ARRS Scholar”, if
used, should only supplement the scholar's regular faculty title and rank.
Salary: The salary of the ARRS 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 semi-annually on July 1 and January 1 for one-year scholarships,
and annually on July 1 for two-year scholarships.
Final Report: A report to the ARRS will be
required upon completion of the scholarship, and a short presentation will be
given by the scholar at the ARRS annual meeting.
Formal acknowledgment for publications: “ARRS
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 Research Committee.
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Limitations and Terminations
The ARRS scholarship is not
intended for investigators seeking support for a specific research project or
as seed money for research. The money may not be spent for the purchase of equipment. Indirect costs may not be paid from this fund.
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.
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Applications for the ARRS Scholarship should be submitted electronically to email@example.com. Applications for the 2016 scholarship are due November 16, 2015.
For additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Record of Previous ARRS Scholarship Recipients