Letter of Intent
Physicians who are interested in conducting a research trial, registry, or other types of study, should submit a letter of intent (LOI). The LOI should briefly describe the project's significance, proposed data outcomes, and explain the investigator's intent for SIR Foundation’s role in the project, if applicable. Once submitted, the review committee will evaluate and provide their feedback. No changes can be made to the application after the final proposal is submitted.
The LOI process has three pathways:
- Research Consensus Panel (RCP) LOI
- Trial LOI
- Registry LOI
- Applicants are encouraged to be SIR members in good standing
An Interim Progress Report (IPR) is required after the first six (6) months of the project. A Final Progress Report (FPR) must be submitted within sixty (60) days of the project's completion. All reports will be submitted electronically. No Cost Extension (NCE) Requests may also be made throughout the term of the project life cycle.
It is strongly suggested that recipients submit their work primarily to JVIR or to the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting. Requests to submit to other meetings or journals will be entertained. Such requests should be made in writing to the SIR Foundation Grants Team and include the reason why submission to the alternate meeting or journal is more appropriate. All posters, oral presentations, and publications must contain an appropriate acknowledgment of SIR Foundation’s support.
If you have any questions or concerns about application guidelines, please contact the SIR Foundation's grants team.