RSNA R&E Foundation to Award $4 Million in Grants in 2018

Since 1984, R&E has awarded $60 million in funding for more than 1,450 projects pursued by over 1,300 investigators


The RSNA Research and Education (R&E) Foundation will support $4 million in radiology research and education grants this year, achieving a funding rate of 35 percent of grant applications.

The 2018 grant recipients come from 54 different institutions and include a Research Seed Grant recipient from Brazil.

“We are extremely appreciative of the generous contributions from individuals, private practice groups and our industry partners who make the work of the R&E Foundation possible,” said N. Reed Dunnick, MD, chair of the R&E Foundation Board of Trustees. “Because of their wise investment in our specialty, we are able to fund promising research and education initiatives that seed the future of radiology.”

The RSNA R&E Foundation leads the specialty in funding radiologic research and educational initiatives. The Foundation has seen a 90 percent increase in grant applications since 2009. Ninety-four percent of donations to the Foundation are used to fund grant programs.

“The pay line of 35 percent of grant submissions positions the R&E Foundation as a valuable partner to young investigators conducting the feasibility studies needed to compete for National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other federal funding,” Dr. Dunnick said.

An R&E Foundation grant is a pathway to greater funding. Every dollar awarded by the Foundation results in more than $50 of additional funding received as principal or co-investigator by other sources, including the NIH.

In addition to supporting the individual recipients and their institutions, the grants benefit radiology as a whole. The projects funded by the Foundation today lay the groundwork for the discoveries, tools and techniques that advance radiologic practice in the years to come.


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