Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship

Resident-in-training and Medical Student Travel Scholarships

SIR Resident-in-training and Medical Student 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 will 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.


The Medical Student Scholarship and Resident-in-Training Scholarship 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

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

SIR 2019 Resident-In-Training Travel Scholarship
Application Deadline: October 1st, 2018

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

This program is open to all first- and second-year diagnostic radiology residents within the United States and Canada (integrated IR residents are not eligible for the scholarship). 

View the SIR 2019 Resident-in-Training Travel Scholarship Terms & Conditions.

Application Criteria

  • Applicants must be first- or second-year diagnostic radiology residents within the U.S. or Canada (integrated IR residents are not eligible for the award).
  • Prior SIR Resident-in-Training or Medical Student Travel Scholarship recipients are not eligible for the award.
  • Current RFS Governing Council members are not eligible for the award.
  • Scholarship recipients must attend the IR-in-training educational track at SIR 2019, which takes place from Sunday, March 24th through Tuesday, March 26th, 2019.  Scholars are also welcome to attend additional sessions at the meeting outside of the IR-in-Training track.


Apply now for the SIR 2019 Resident-in-training Travel Scholarship

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

  • Current CV
  • Answers to each of the following five short essay questions (limit each response to no more than 250 words):
    1. What steps can be taken to make IR even more clinical than it already is?                 
    2. An eager medical student approaches you about their upcoming IR elective. What advice would you give to help them shine? 
    3. What is the best way to spread awareness of IR, not only to other clinical specialties but to potential patients within your community? 
    4. Describe your impression of other specialties utilizing minimally invasive, image-guided modalities developed by our field?
    5. As a diagnostic radiology resident considering a career in IR, what can SIR do to help you progress in the specialty?
  • Letter of recommendation from an SIR member:
    • After an online application form is submitted, SIR will send the applicant a link where a current SIR member can submit a letter of recommendation on behalf of the applicant. An application is not considered complete until the letter of recommendation form is received.

Questions about applying? Contact Jennifer Goubeaux, Graduate Medical Affairs Program Manager, or phone (703) 691-1805.