RSNA Press Release

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

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Released: July 11, 2018

OAK BROOK, Ill. (July 11, 2018) — The Radiological Society of North America (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, M.D., 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. Since 1984, the Foundation has awarded $60 million in funding for more than 1,450 projects pursued by over 1,300 investigators. 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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RSNA is an association of over 54,200 radiologists, radiation oncologists, medical physicists and related scientists, promoting excellence in patient care and health care delivery through education, research and technologic innovation. The Society is based in Oak Brook, Ill. (

The mission of the RSNA R&E Foundation is to improve patient care by supporting research and education in radiology and related scientific disciplines through funding grants and awards to individuals and institutions that will advance radiologic research, education and practice.