The RSNA Research and Education (R&E) Foundation is launching a new fundraising campaign.
"Inspire-Innovate-Invest: The Campaign for Funding Radiology's Future" will officially start at the society's upcoming meeting in Chicago. Its goal is to raise $17.5 million to fund grants in radiologic research and education that will support promising investigators and educators, the foundation said.
Those who donate $25,000 or more will be recognized in the foundation's most prominent giving category, the Centennial Pathfinders, according to the organization.
The R&E Foundation has awarded $44 million to more than 1,000 educators and investigators since it was created in 1984. The grant money has allowed for more than $1.5 billion in research funding.
Donations support a number of grants, including the Research Scholar Grant, Research Resident/Fellow Grant, Research Seed Grant, Research Medical Student Grant, and Education Scholar Grant.
In 2014, the foundation received a record 264 grant applications, a 12% increase over 2013.