Fund for Collaborative Research in Imaging Grant

ACR Center for Research and Innovation™ (CRI)The FCRI Grant is a one-time investment in compelling, innovative research that advances radiology practice.

Thank you everyone for your applications this cycle that closed on January 13, 2022. Many excellent applications were received. A committee review and selection process is now underway. For future opportunities, be on the lookout for next cycle’s RFA released later this year.

Questions? Email research@acr.org.

Application Deadline


Application deadline was January 13, 2022.

Award Funding


More than one proposal may be funded but the total for all awards is limited to $400,000. Individuals or groups may submit applications with a total budget of up to $200,000.

Types of Projects Funded


Pilot or seed grant-type projects should test a new idea or help support a new area or direction of clinical radiology research. Grants may address a specific hypothesis and generate preliminary data that could be used to bolster subsequent comprehensive applications to national peer-reviewed funding agencies. The project must utilize ACR staff expertise or systems and outline a plan for future growth in science and funding.

Eligibility for FCRI Grant


Applicants must be current American College of Radiology members (in good standing). Grants are available to full-time faculty and trainees with an MD, DO, PhD, or equivalent degree at educational institutions in the United States. Applications must have support from the Chair of an ACR Research Committee.*

*ACR has research committees or institutes in the fields of radiation oncology, oncologic imaging, molecular imaging, pediatric imaging, Cardiothoracic radiology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology, and Head Injury.