ASER/NHPI Special Grant

Special Grant Announcement: American Society of Emergency Radiology/ American College of Radiology Neiman Health Policy Institute Joint Grant Program

For 2020, the ASER and ACR NHPI are co-sponsoring a grant award to support research in emergency radiology.  The grant is designed to support research to improve patient care and support the efficient and effective use of imaging in the care of acutely ill or injured patients.

Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Emergency radiology utilization, system structure, quality, and efficiency
  • Developing multi-institutional data sets for emergency radiology research
  • Advancing patient-centered outcomes in emergency imaging research
  • Comparative effectiveness of imaging approaches
  • Development and implementation of evidence based protocols, clinical decision rules and best practices

We would expect that collaboration supported by this award program could lead to further potentially larger research and educational innovation downstream.

Number of grants and amount

A single grant will be awarded for $40,000

Allowable uses

Staff expenses (research assistant, statistics, administrative)

Materials (photo illustration, on-line tools)

Tuition, books

Travel (for collaboration)

The award is not expected to support investigator time

Please note that the award may not be used to fund institutional indirect costs.


Principal investigator(s) must be members of the ASER, but applications can come from institutions worldwide.

Awardees are expected to present their work at the ASER annual meeting during the grant award period, and to submit a manuscript from the project to the Society’s journal Emergency Radiology.

Applications must be for projects which are not already currently funded by grant awards from the ASER.

Application process

The deadline for application for the grant award is March 16, 2020, with formal announcement of the awardee at the ASER Annual Meeting.

The ASER Grants Committee will review applications and select the award winner by late March


Preference for the award will be given to multi-institutional collaborations and issues/programs that involve a broad group of the Society

The committee will determine award winners based on the following:

  • Importance of topic and relevance to ASER
  • Potential to lead to further funding in the future
  • Project design
  • Applicant credentials
  • Innovation


Further information is available about the ASER ( and NHPI (  See also: Gunn, et al. Emerg Radiol.2016: 23;383-396

ASER/NHPI Special Grant Recipient

Mark P. Bernstein, MD, FASER
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Mass Casualty Incidents: Optimizing the Radiology Response