Fund for Collaborative Research in Imaging Grant

The FCRI grant is a one-time investment in compelling, innovative research that advances radiology practice.

Please download the full 2024 Request for Applications and Letter of Intent (LOI) template for more details.

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Letter of Intent / Application Deadline

To be invited to apply, applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by 5PM ET on January 31, 2024 via email to Each LOI must be completed using the template provided and should be no more than three (3) pages in length.

Applicants will receive a letter inviting them to submit a full application, with applications due via email to by 5PM ET on May 20, 2024.

Award Funding

Funding for 20% FTE of PI effort (NIH salary cap, includes fringe + benefits) will be awarded; the ACR will develop the remainder of the project budget, with funding needed to be sufficient to support ACR staff and infrastructure. Each project will be awarded for 12 months, with the option for a no cost extension to be requested. Funding is limited for up to two (2) PIs per project.

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.

ACR welcomes projects related to the domains of our Research Committees: Molecular Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, Cardiothoracic radiology, Neuroradiology, Head Injury, and Interventional Radiology. Projects that do not fall within the Research Committees may not be considered.

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 and private practices in the United States. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and subsequently be invited to submit a full application.

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