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ASFNR-AAWR “Carolyn C. Meltzer” Joint Award

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The American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) and the American Association for Women in Radiology (AAWR) are very proud to announce a new, joint award, entitled the ASFNR-AAWR “Carolyn C. Meltzer” Joint Award. This Award aims to increase the number of women in radiology engaged in the field of functional neuroradiology. 


The American Society of Functional Neuroradiology (ASFNR) is a specialty society of the American Society of Neuroradiology. The ASFNR was established in June 2004 in Seattle, Washington during the ASNR 42nd Annual Meeting. The ASFNR encourages and facilitates the introduction of Functional Neuroradiology into clinical neuroradiological practices, develops standards for the practice of Functional Neuroradiology, supports functional neuroradiology research, and is an educational resource for practicing physicians and scientists in this new and evolving field.

The American Association of Women Radiologists (AAWR) was founded in 1981 to provide a forum for issues unique to women in radiology, radiation oncology, and related professions. The Association sponsors programs that promote opportunities for women, facilitate networking among members and other professionals, and provides mentorship opportunities for the next generation of women radiologists. AAWR’s role model is Marie Curie.


The Award is open both to faculty and trainees. ASNFR and/or AAWR membership are encouraged, but not a requirement. Trainees and early career faculty are encouraged to apply. 

The ASFNR-AAWR “Carolyn C. Meltzer” Joint Award offers one scholarship every other year for the awardee to attend two consecutive ASFNR Annual Meetings: the one when the scholarship is awarded and the one the following year. 

The scholarship consists of a cash price of $8,000 to cover travel and hotel accommodations, as well as to defray the project costs. The awardee will also receive  free registration for the two ASFNR Annual Meetings (2024 and 2025) and a free ASFNR membership for two years (2024 and 2025).


The awardee will be expected to work on any project of their choice (research, educational, quality improvement, etc.) related to the field of functional neuroimaging. An ASFNR mentor can be assigned to guide the work on the project, if desired, at the first attended ASFNR meeting. The awardee will be expected to present the results of the project of their choice at the second ASFNR Annual meeting they attend. 

The awardee will also be expected to write a short article for the AAWR Focus Newsletter by the end of the award term.


The deadline for the first set of applications is January 30, 2024.

The selection of the awardee will be completed by March 31, 2024.

The awardee will be informed of their selection in April 2024, giving the awardee 5 months to plan their attendance to the 2024 ASFNR Annual Meeting in Snowmass, CO on August 24-26, 2024. The awardee will also need to attend the 2024 ASFNR Annual Meeting.

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