The SPR Research and Education Foundation was informally established in 1988 with a $250,000 endowment from the reserves of the SPR. The first grant was given in 1990 and the REF was formally incorporated in 1994.
In 2010, we produced a 20-year-report celebrating this milestone. Mailed to every SPR member, it is also available by clicking on the image below.
At the SPR Board meeting held at RSNA 2010, a transfer of $600,000 from SPR reserves was made to the SPR Research and Education Foundation.
The SPR REF Mission:
- To assess the research and education needs of the pediatric radiology community and develop funding programs to address these needs
- To evaluate applications for funding and make grants for the research and education that will further the art and science of Pediatric imaging,
- To raise and manage the funds that make these grants possible
The single deadline for SPR REF Grant Awards is March 15th.