To fund innovative research that advances the understanding, diagnosis and/or treatment of central nervous system pathologies in children.  Strong consideration will be given to applicants that describe short timelines for completion of the study with dissemination of results.


  • This grant provides up to $25,000 for a 1-year project to support the pilot phase of a scientific project.
  • The grant period runs from February 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.
  • The application consists of a two-step process: submission of a Letter of Intent followed by an invitation to submit a research grant application to those who have submitted the most promising projects.


  • The grant is open to North American and international early and mid-career radiologists holding a formal faculty appointment and an academic rank of clinical instructor, assistant professor, or associate professor or the international academic rank-equivalent in the respective applicant’s country. Adjunct faculty or other adjunct scholars are ineligible.
  • An applicant must be an ASPNR member in good standing and remain so throughout the duration of the award.
  • Mentors (associate or full professor) are encouraged for clinical instructor or assistant professor applicants.
  • Applicant(s) must not be agents of any for-profit or commercial company in the medical sciences.
  • The grant cannot be supplemental to external or internal funding from a single grant, combined grants, or contracts from any source greater than $25,000 secured within the past three years for the same or a substantially similar project.
  • External or internal supplemental grant support <$25,000 must be detailed within the budget. Supplemental funding from other grant sources may be approved if the investigator submits a satisfactory plan to address any budgetary overlap.
  • Only one submission per applicant is permitted.


  • Former ASPNR research grant award recipients.
  • Members of the ASPNR Board of Directors and ASPNR Research Committee.


  • Deadline for LOIs is June 1, 2021. 
  • Complete grant applications (upon invitation)  must be submitted by September 1, 2021.
  • The recipient of the 2022 ASPNR-Guerbet Reserach Grant will be announced at the ASPNR 2022 Annual Meeting in January 2022.

To view Awardees of prior ASPNR Research Awards, click HERE.


The ASPNR Research Committee