Medical Student Travel Scholarship

Medical Student Travel Scholarship

The SIR Medical Student Travel Scholarship provides medical students 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.

Scholarship receipients receive a $1,000 travel stipend.

The Medical Student Travel Scholarship is 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, SIR director of corporate relations.

Application timeline

Medical Student Travel Scholarship applications are accepted every year from August 1 - October 1.


SIR 2020 Medical Student Travel Scholarship application
Application due date: October 1, 2019

View the 2020 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 2020, which takes place on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2020. Scholars are also welcome to attend additional meeting sessions outside of the medical student training track.


Apply now for the SIR 2020 Medical Student Travel Scholarship

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

  • Current CV
  • Answers to each of the following three short essay questions:
    1. In 250 words or less, please describe why you chose to persue a career in medicine.
    2. In 250 words or less, please describe how you were exposed to the field of interventional radiology (or what about IR interests you most).
    3. In 250 words or less, what do you hope to gain by attending the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting?
  • letter of recommendation from an attending physician (the attending physician does not have to be an interventional radiologist): 
    • ‚ÄčAfter you submit your online application form, SIR will send you a link where an attending physician can submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.
    • Your letter of recommendation is also due by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Please make sure to apply for the scholarship in advance of the deadline to ensure your letter writer has enough time to submit your letter of recommendation online before October 1, 2019.


Questions about applying? Contact Jennifer Goubeaux, SIR graduate medical affairs program manager, or phone (703) 460-5579.



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