Medical Student Travel Scholarship

Medical Student and Resident-in-training Travel Scholarships

SIR Medical Student and Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarships provide IRs-in-training in the U.S. and Canada with the opportunity to learn about IR at an early stage in their medical careers. Selected scholars attend the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting -- an experience that includes dedicated educational programming, learning from leaders in the field, and networking with IRs from across the world.

Medical Student and Resident-in-training Scholarships are funded through generous unrestricted educational grants from our corporate partners as part of the Corporate Ambassador Program. If you wish to support these scholarships, please contact Jonas Nash, Director of Corporate Relations.

Application timeline

Medical Student and Resident-in-training Travel Scholarship applications are accepted every year from August 1st - October 1st.


SIR 2019 Medical Student Travel Scholarship application
Application due date: October 1st, 2018

Scholarship award: $500 travel stipend awarded after submission of a post meeting essay and complementary annual meeting registration

View the SIR 2019 Medical Student Travel Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application Criteria

  • The scholarship is open to all U.S. and Canadian medical students.  
  • Prior SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship recipients are not eligible for the award.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the medical student educational programming at SIR 2019, which takes place on Saturday, March 23rd and Sunday, March 24th, 2019. Scholars are also welcome to attend additional meeting sessions outside of the medical student training track.


Apply now for the SIR 2019 Medical Student Travel Scholarship

The following required application materials will be submitted within the online application:

  • Current CV
  • Answers to each of the following four short essay questions (limit each response to no more than 500 words). 
    1. IR is now a primary specialty in medicine. What are your thoughts on this change? How will it affect the practice of IR?
    2. What do you hope to gain by attending the annual SIR meeting?
    3. Describe your exposure to the field of interventional radiology that has sparked your interest to explore this field in more depth?
    4. In less than 250 words, discuss what specialty/specialties you would consider and why?
  • An optional letter of recommendation from a practicing IR. By not submitting a letter, you will not be excluded from consideration for the scholarship.
    • ‚ÄčAfter an online application form is submitted, SIR will send the applicant a link where a practicing IR can submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant.


Questions about applying? Contact Jennifer Goubeaux, Graduate Medical Affairs Program Manager, or phone (703) 460-5579