New Researcher Grant

The New Researcher Grant supports medical imaging and radiation therapy professionals and students aspiring to conduct scientific research in radiologic technology. This research grant provides additional support for the new researcher, with complimentary access to professional development courses to boost research and writing skills. The grant funds projects of up to $3,000.


ASRT members who haven’t received a previous research grant and who haven’t been a first author on a research publication are eligible to apply.


Pathway to applying for your first research grant

  1. Review the New Researcher Guide for eligibility and submission requirements.

  2. Identify your topic and download the New Researcher Application.

  3. Download and complete the New Researcher Questionnaire.

  4. Email the completed New Researcher Questionnaire to You will be assigned a Research Mentor who will guide you through the completion of your application.

  5. Participate in initial consultation with your Research Mentor.

  6. You will be given free access to these ASRT tools*:

    • How to Write a Winning Research Grant
    • Research and Writing Essentials: The Series
      *You are required to complete all sections assigned by your Research Mentor.
  7. Learn what your facility’s institutional review board (IRB) requirements are and make sure you are prepared to get necessary IRB approval. The review panel will be looking for details about this in your application.

  8. Complete the New Researcher Application and email to Here's an Example Application you can review that's illustrates how to properly fill out the document.

  9. Consult with your Research Mentor.

  10. Make any updates to application based on feedback from your Research Mentor.

  11. Participate in final consultation with your Research Mentor.

  12. Email your updated application to

  13. If your application is not approved, your Research Mentor will advise you in making the revisions requested by the Research Grants Advisory Panel.


Application Submission Deadlines

The Foundation continually accepts questionnaires and initial applications, but submissions are considered for funding twice annually.

Spring Grant Round

Nov. 23 Letter of Intent deadline
Feb. 1 Full proposal due at the Foundation
Jun. 1 Foundation informs principal investigator of funding decision

Fall Grant Round

May 23 Letter of Intent deadline
Aug. 1 Full proposal due at the Foundation
Dec. 1 Foundation informs principal investigator of funding decision

Additional Research Grants for Members

Research grants in funding levels of up to $10,000 or up to $25,000.