ASRT Foundation Expands Research Grants

Oct. 26, 2018

The ASRT Foundation has reaffirmed its commitment to support established and developing researchers with a new, multi-tiered funding structure for research grants.

“Our goal is to support and develop the researchers whose new ideas will strengthen the radiologic technology profession,” said Steven Hardy, M.S., R.T.(R)(T)(CT), CMD, executive vice president of development and corporate relations department. “Our new tiered program allows researchers to investigate the grant program they’d like to pursue while giving them more options to choose from.”

Tier One

In spring 2019, a New Researcher Award will fund up to $3,000 to an aspiring researcher who has never received a research grant or been first author of a peer-reviewed article. In addition to the grant, new researchers may receive upon request free access to two online resources: Research and Writing Essentials and How to Write a Winning Research Grant. An application for the grant is due by Jan. 25, 2019.

Tier Two

In fall 2019, an Emerging Researcher Award will fund up to $4,000 to an individual who has received up to one previous research grant. The award is funded by ASRT members Rebecca Ludwig, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(QM), FAEIRS, FASRT, and Marilyn Sackett, M.Ed., R.T.(R), FASRT and other contributors. Its goal is to provide early-stage researchers with an opportunity to expand their research capabilities. An application for the grant is due by June 27, 2019. More details will be available in spring 2019.

Tier Three

The ASRT Foundation continues to offer the traditional research grant opportunities for projects up $10,000 or up to $25,000 for experienced researchers. The $25,000 level grant is a two-year

pilot program launched earlier this year. Since 1988, the ASRT Foundation has supported more than three dozen technologist-initiated research projects across North America. A letter of intent for the grant is due by Jan. 25, 2019 for spring round consideration or June 27, 2019 for fall round consideration.

Please review the guidelines that include eligibility requirements and other important details at