Eligibility The Pilot Seed Grant competition is only open to clinical scientists at or just beyond the postgraduate, fellow and junior faculty levels working in Musculoskeletal Imaging or Pathology research in academia or research institutions.
Typical applicants are expected to be residents, fellows, or junior faculty up to 10 years after doctoral degree (e.g., M.D. or comparable).
Projects including fellows and residents will be preferred. The applicant would be expected to be in a position to do independent mentored research. Preferential consideration to those mentored by ISS Members.
A letter of confirming this will be required from the applicant's supervisor, mentor, or department head. The applicant has to describe his or her plans of a long term academic commitment. Preferential consideration will be given to Junior persons with a track record of the ISS activities.
Congratulations to the ISS 2017-2018 Seed Grant Awardees, Shivani Ahlawat, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology at Johns Hopkins Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences with his proposed Quantitative Functional and Metabolic Whole-Body Imaging in Patients with Neurofibromatosis type 1 and Darryl Sneag, MD, Assistant Professor, Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Medical College Cornell and his proposed Novel Contrast Enhanced Vascular Suppression Techniques in MR Neurography.
There was a great deal of competition as dozens of top quality proposals were submitted. The selections were based on a list of criteria stated on the ISS website. We look forward to hearing their results at the 2019 ISS Meeting in Vancouver, CA.