CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES USED FOR AWARDING GRANTS
1. Research topic must be relevant to the specialty concerned.
2. Funding applied for must not include disproportionate sum budgeted for cost of radiological investigation or procedure at full cost or price of investigation. (eg MRI studies) A reasonable cost for the study should be allocated or negotiated with the imaging facility by the researcher.
3. Researcher can apply for living allowance if research is to take place in an approved overseas centre that has already accepted the applicant.
4. If there are any other sources of funding, the amount to be awarded by the Trust Fund would be proportionately reduced.
5. Research topic should preferably be relevant to daily clinical practice although basic research studies and projects will also be considered.
CONDITIONS OF USE OF RESEARCH GRANTS
1. The principal investigator as stated in the application will be the one responsible for complying with all conditions set out in this annex.
2. Grant/Award recipients must use the grants/awards given for the specific research project as stated in the application.
3. Grants/Awards may not be used for purposes not stated in the project application such as attendance at conferences, travel, entertainment, etc.
4. The principal investigator is responsible for submitting regular and timely (not longer than 6 monthly) progress reports of the research being carried out to keep the Trustees of the Trust Fund Committee informed.
5. Due acknowledgements must be given to the Singapore Radiological Society Trust Fund as the sponsor when publications of any sort are being made of the research project (For example: "This research project is made possible by a research grant from the Singapore Radiological Society Trust Fund”).
6. Upon request by the Singapore Radiological Society, the principal investigator will submit write-ups of his/her research for the Singapore Radiological Society's use, either in newsletters or other publications.
7. The principal investigator and/or co-workers may be required, where requested, to attend grant/award presentation ceremonies, give interviews to the press and magazines and make presentations of their research at conferences sponsored by the Singapore Radiological Society.
8. The grants/awards approved will be disbursed in a number of installments deemed suitable by the Trustees. Disbursement of each installment is contingent upon the satisfactory evaluation by the Trustees of the progress report submitted.
9. In the event that the research project is discontinued - whether temporarily or permanently - it is the responsibility of the principal investigator to inform the Trustees in writing, stating the reason(s). The balance of the research grant/award must also be refunded to the Singapore Radiological Society Trust Fund.
10. All research recipients are reminded that the Singapore Radiological Society Trust Fund is a charity and as such, every effort must be made to use the fund prudently.