Research and Education Foundation Seed Grant Guidelines
The Society of Thoracic Radiology is offering seed grant support
for young investigators to pursue novel research in thoracic
imaging and related fields.
The principal investigator, or faculty mentor, should be a
member of the STR. Preference will be given to Residents,
Fellows, and Junior Faculty (within 5 years of completion
Conditions of the STR Research Seed Grant
1. Progress Reports
Recipients must submit an interim report six months after the start
of the project and a final report must be submitted to the STR
within 90 days after completion of the project. Report requirements
will be made available at the time of grant allocation or can be
requested from the STR. Complete reports must include any deviations
from the original research plan and justification for these changes,
expenditures made and confirmation that results will be prepared
for publication within six months.
A no-cost extension of the terms of the grant may be requested
to extend the final budget period up to 12 months beyond the original
ending date. A request for an extension along with a progress report
must be made in writing to the chair of the STR Research Committee
before the expiration of the original grant period. The request
must state the reason(s) for the extension, length of the extension
requested, and an explanation of how the reason(s) for the delay
has been rectified. Requests must be co-signed by the department
chair. Interim reports must be submitted every six months during
the extension period.
3. Modification or Termination of Support
The STR reserves the right to modify or terminate the amount of
any funds granted under the terms of the STR Seed Grant program
and unexpended funds must be returned to the STR.
Funding is $8,000 - $20,000 for a duration of one (1) year.
Funds for computers and development of teaching models will
not be considered. The grants will not pay for travel, overhead
or indirect costs. Up to 50% of the seed grant amount could
be used for salary support.
In order to assist the applicant through the application process,
the Society recommends that applicants submit a one-page letter
of intent to the chair of the Research Committee prior to the
submission of the grant. The letter should summarize the hypothesis,
proposed methods, and anticipated budgetary needs.
The proposal can then be reviewed by the committee to determine
the likelihood of funding, before the applicant creates a formal
application. This optional letter of intent should be submitted
at least six weeks before the proposed grant application deadline.
Letters can be emailed to email@example.com
Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
the scientific objectives and imaging proposals innovative/creative?
merit: Is the project plan logical and does it
have a reasonable probability of success?
the project address an important problem; is it likely
to generate ongoing support from other sources?
Each proposal will be evaluated by peer reviewers
having expertise in thoracic imaging. The panel will assess
the relative merits of all proposals, including the potential
for significant contributions to thoracic imaging.
Please note that the STR Research and Education Foundation Seed Grant Submission Procedures and Guidelines are currently in the process of modification.
Please send any questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org