(Funded by the Branta Foundation)
Policies and Procedures
To improve patient care, to improve patient safety, and to promote social responsibility in medical care and practice, by providing funding opportunities for the study and teaching of ethics and professionalism in radiology.
Nature of Projects
Applications that address any aspect of ethics and professionalism in radiology will be considered. Examples of types of projects include, but are not limited to the following:
In this program, up to $50,000 (USD) in aggregate may be awarded in a single year. This aggregate award may be to one or more individual applications.
Ethics and Professionalism in Radiology Project Grants begin in July. Grant payments will be made to the organizations of the grantees in semi-annual installments.
Deadline for Application
All applications must be created and submitted electronically as a MS Word or PDF file to the AUR R&E Foundation by January 10. If the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day. Applications that are not complete, do not comply with the instructions, or do not have properly executed signatures, will not be reviewed.
Any member of the AUR is eligible to apply as principal investigator. It is not necessary for all members of the research or development team to be AUR members. Eligibility of the principal investigator must be maintained throughout the grant period.
Selection Criteria/Review Process
A study section consisting of physicians and scientists will review the application for merit and suitability. Final decisions will be subject to the approval of the AUR R & E Foundation Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications by e-mail no later than May 15.
The following guidelines will be applied in the review process:
Project Plan: Evaluate the proposed project plan. Are the purpose and goals clear and well developed? Are key deliverables adequately described? Is there a realistic timeline for the deliverables? Is there a plan for a presence at an annual meeting of the AUR (examples of activities that would satisfy the presence requirement include but are not limited to a scientific abstract, a scientific poster, an educational poster, or an educational course or workshop)? Will the project result in an enduring product that will be freely accessible to the radiologic community at large (examples of products that would satisfy the enduring requirement include, but are not limited to, an article published in Academic Radiology, a video presentation, a podcast, a web presentation)? Will the project be generalizable to settings and institutions other than that of the grantee? Are the required resources available? Is there a reasonable chance of completion within the proposed time frame? Is the budget realistic? Is there a described method of evaluation that will judge success or failure of the goals of the activity? Does the evaluation plan have appropriate outcome measures?
Applicant: Evaluate the training and experience of the applicant as they relate to the proposed project plan. Does the applicant have a demonstrated interest in ethics and professionalism in radiology? If an early career applicant, does he/she have adequate experience and training? If established, has he/she demonstrated an ongoing record of accomplishments that are related to the project plan? Is the applicant's time commitment realistic?
Organizational Commitment: Evaluate the commitment of the applicant's organization to provide adequate support for the project plan. Does the applicant have access to appropriate resources, including equipment, other materials, space, assistants, and mentors? Does the organization allow appropriate time? Will the organizational environment in which the work will be done contribute to the likelihood of success? Will the project benefit from unique features of the organizational environment, subject populations, or collaborative arrangements?
CONDITIONS OF THE AUR ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN RADIOLOGY PROJECT GRANT [b]
Application Instructions and Guidelines
Stephanie Taylor, Account Executive
AUR R&E Foundation
820 Jorie Boulevard, Oak Brook, IL 60523