The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research and Education (R&E) Foundation will award $4 million in radiology research and education grants this year, spanning 54 different institutions.
This years’ support places RSNA’s funding rate at 35 percent of grant applications, according to a release from the society. Ninety-four percent of donations to the foundation are used to fund grant programs. Since 2009, the RNSA R&E Foundation has seen a 90 percent jump in grant applications.
Each dollar handed out by the Foundation results in more than $50 in additional funding received by other institutions including the National Institutes of Health.
“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, and 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.”