Strategic Alignment Grant

The purpose of the AUR Research and Education Foundation Strategic Alignment Grant (SAG) is to advance the long-range strategic organizational goals of the AUR by awarding one year length grant(s) to applicants who address identified strategic priorities.

Application Process
Proposals that are aligned with any of the AUR strategic priorities are encouraged. Additionally, the AUR Research and Education Foundation has identified the following focus areas for the 2023‐24 grant.

  • Develop programs and strategies that can mitigate or prevent burn out in academic radiology.
  • Conduct research that advances our understanding of dissemination of new or existing AUR branded educational or research content to audience beyond national AUR membership (e.g., strategies that facilitate dissemination of the materials to other radiology societies or international AUR members)
  • Develop formal mentorship or sponsorship curriculum and benchmarks.
  • Develop virtual and live education programs dedicated to trainees and faculty.
We require the grantee to present their work at the AUR Annual meeting. (Please note report deadlines and reference these requirements in conjunction with programming and scheduling of the AUR Annual Meeting).

Application Deadline: The 2022-23 AUR R&E Foundation Strategic Alignment Grant cycle is closed. The application will reopen in the Summer of 2023.

One or more grants, up to $20,000 (USD) in aggregate will be awarded for the 2023‐2024 year. Funds may or may not be granted, depending on the quality of the received proposals. The maximum individual award may not exceed $10,000 for a one year project.
  • The award may be used for project costs and/or salary support of study personnel. Funds may not be used toward salary support for the primary investigator or to support non grant related affinity group or association costs. The grant will not fund institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.
  • Travel expenses for the AUR Annual Meeting may not be paid by this grant’s funds.
  • Unexpended funds must be returned to the AUR Research and Education Foundation.
The award can be renewed at no cost for a second year by request and upon approval of the AUR Research and Education Foundation. If additional funding is requested for the second year, a full application should be submitted which will undergo a formal review process.

Contact Information:
Julie Jordan, Account Manager
AUR Research and Education Foundation
Phone: 630-368-3730

Grant Recipients: 

Courtney M. Tomblinson, MD, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
EMPOWiR: An Executive Mentorship Program for Women in Radiology 


Drs. Raj Leyendecker

Karuna M. Raj, MD & John R. Leyendecker, MD, UT Southwestern
Putting The Horse Before The Cart: Cultivating Leaders And Building Resilience In Academic Radiology Through Pre-emergent Leadership Training Targeting Emotional Intelligence And Social Competence (ESC) Skills In Early Career Faculty
Dr. Gadde
Judith Ann Gadde, DO, MBA - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
A Comprehensive Hybrid Radiology Interest Group with Mixed Live, Virtual, and Recorded Events Targeting Underserved Medical Student Population: A Regional Pilot Program to Prove Efficiency and Scalability



Michael D. Fishman, MD - Boston Medical Center
Cup of Coffee Speed Coaching – Helping to Develop the Next Generation of Leaders


Strategic Alignment Grant 2019 Nancy R. Fefferman 

Nancy R. Fefferman, MD - New York University School of Medicine
Development of Standardized Digital On-line Diagnostic Radiology Resident Core Curriculum Lecture Series

Strategic Alignment Grant 2017 Tessa S. Cook

Tessa S. Cook, MD, PhD - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Development and Implementation of a National Imaging Informatics Curriculum for Radiology Residents

Strategic Alignment Grant 2016 Stella K. Kang Stella K. Kang, MD, MsC - New York University Langone Medical Center
Value of Imaging through Comparative Effectiveness (VOICE) Research Program: A Collaborative Training Program in Biomedical Big Data and Comparative Effectiveness Research for the Field of Radiology