AAR/AMSER-Aquifer Medical Student Education Grant

The AAR/AMSER-Aquifer Medical Student Education Grant is offered in collaboration with the AAR Research and Education Foundation. The purpose is to advance the education of medical students in the field of diagnostic and interventional radiology, medical physics, or nuclear imaging, as well as furthering the academic scholarship of medical student educators. Some examples may include, but are not limited to, developing new curricula for medical students, creating innovative teaching techniques, or developing medical student educators in radiology. 

Application Process

A call for applications will be made to the AAR/AMSER membership annually in the summer.  The AMSER Awards committee working collaboratively with AMSER leadership, the AAR Research and Education Grant Committee Chair, and Aquifer Radiology Leads will determine successful grant applications that warrant funding.  The grantee will be required to present their work at the AAR Annual meeting. The grantee will also provide AAR/AMSER with a progress report at the 6-month time point and a final report within 3 months of the end of funding. 


Applications are now open for the AAR/AMSER-Aquifer Medical Student Education Grant.

Please submit your letter of intent electronically as a PDF file by 12:00pm Central Time on September 27, 2024.

Submit Your Letter of Intent

Your letter of intent should include the following information:

  • Descriptive title of the proposed project
  • Name, address, telephone number, and email address of the principal investigator(s)
  • Participating institution(s)
  • A 500-word abstract describing background, objectives, project plan, evaluation, and dissemination plan.

After review of the letters of intent, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 28, 2024.

Full Proposal

Those invited to submit a full proposal should submit the following by January 22, 2025 at 12 noon CT:

  • Title
  • Objective
  • Body of Proposal should contain:
    • Specific Aims
    • Background/Significance
    • Approach which includes methodology
    • Outcome Measures
    • Dissemination
  • Expected Impact for AMSER and for AAR
  • Budget (AAR staff time needs to be budgeted if applicable. Cost estimates for staff time must be obtained prior to submission.)
  • Process for Assessment of Impact


Up to two grants, each for $10,000 (USD), will be awarded for the 2025‐2026 year with funding to begin July 1, 2025. 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 does not fund institutional indirect costs or overhead costs, or tuition.

Travel expenses for the AAR Annual Meeting may not be paid by this grant’s funds.

Unexpended funds must be returned to the AAR/AMSER-Aquifer Fund

The award can be renewed at no cost for a second year by request and upon approval of the AAR/AMSER Awards Committee. If additional funding is requested for the second year, a full application should be submitted, and such application will undergo a formal review process.


Principal Investigators (PIs) who are faculty, residents, or fellows are eligible to submit. If the PI is a resident or fellow, a faculty mentor is required.

Maximum of 2 PIs (either 2 faculty PIs or 1 trainee and 1 faculty mentor PI)

You must be an AAR member to apply.