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.

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Application Deadline

Applicants must submit their complete application to by 5pm ET, Jan. 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.