RSNA/AUR/APDR/SCARD Radiology Education Research Development Grant

This R&E Foundation grant is co-sponsored by RSNA, the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), the Association of Program Directors in Radiology (APDR) and the Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments (SCARD).

This grant encourages innovation and improvement in health sciences education by providing research opportunities to individuals in pursuit of advancing the science of radiology education.


The 2024-25 application cycle for the Radiology Education Research Development Grant is closed. The next application cycle will open in October 2024.

Nature of projects

Any area of radiology education research is eligible for funding. Projects may include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Development of new education programs
  • Improvement of existing education programs
  • Teaching method pilot studies
  • The evaluation of educational techniques, materials or programs
  • Improving methods of student, teacher, course, or program evaluation

Award amount

Grant recipients receive up to $25,000 for a one-year project. Funding may be used to cover the cost of research materials, research assistant support and limited primary investigator salary support. Salary support may be no more than half of the grant award.


The RSNA/AUR/APDR/SCARD Radiology Education Research Development Grant accepts international applications, as long as you are a member of at least one of the sponsoring organizations and meet the following criteria:

  • You may be at any level of your career development, but you must have primary appointment in a radiology department.
  • You and your principal investigators cannot be employed by any for-profit, commercial company in the radiologic sciences.
  • You cannot submit more than one grant application to the RSNA R&E Foundation a year, and cannot have a concurrent RSNA grant.
  • You may not accept funding from another source for the same project, unless one source only provides salary support and the other only supports non-personnel research expenses.
  • Funding from other grant sources must be approved by foundation staff if it wasn’t described in the original research plan.

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About the R&E Foundation


Our Research & Education Foundation provides a critical source of support for investigators. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1984 we’ve awarded over 1,900+ grants. That’s $84 million in funding for radiology research and improving patient care.