SIIM expands grant program

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The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) has added four smaller grant initiatives to its annual research grants.

Traditionally, SIIM offers two $50,000 grants for one year to support original hypothesis-driven research in the field of imaging informatics for residents, fellows, graduate students and junior faculty.

The expanded SIIM Grant Program includes four additional grant initiatives: a small grant for imaging informatics training, a small grant for product support development, an emeritus mentor grant and a micro grant. The SIIM Grant Program emphasizes an increased commitment to supporting and expanding imaging informatics research, the society said.

The SIIM Small Grant Program is targeted at students and imaging informatics professionals, and consists of two grants:
  • One focused on career development/training opportunities to support hands-on training or experience with a designated mentor or sponsor in the imaging informatics arena, providing $20,000 support for three to 12 months; and
  • The other, to support the development of a tool or product for use in the field of imaging informatics, providing $20,000 support for one year.
SIIM has begun accepting applications for the 2009 grant season, the deadline for which is Aug. 1.