ASEF Council Travel Grants

2017 Council Travel Grants Available: Application Closes April 1

Every spring, the ASE Foundation funds Council Travel Grants for trainees to support their attendance at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. These travel grants are part of an ongoing effort by the Foundation, in assistance with the Council Steering Committees, to encourage trainees to focus on sub-specialty practice. By facilitating their attendance at the annual meeting, these grants provide trainees with a deeper understanding of the imaging field, and cultivate the development of meaningful mentoring relationships with established imaging faculty.

In accepting funding from the ASE Foundation, recipients agree to provide a recent photo of themselves as well as a testimonial about their experience at the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions. Recipients who fail to attend the 28th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Baltimore, Maryland, June 2-6, 2017 will forfeit their grant funding.

Application is open to trainees in the following disciplines – Cardiovascular Sonography, Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, Perioperative Echocardiography, and Vascular Ultrasound. Previous recipients of an ASEF Travel Grant are not eligible to apply.

Questions and application materials may be directed to Natalya Read at nread@asecho.org. Deadline for submission is April 1, 2017.

 

Cardiovascular Sonography

In partnership with the ASE Council on Cardiovascular Sonography, the ASE Foundation will sponsor two sonographers to attend the 28th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. Two travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Cardiovascular sonographers (non-physicians) are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be a current ASE member; hold echocardiography certification from ARDMS or CCI or an equivalent international sonography certification (adult, pediatric, echo and/or vascular); and be currently working part time or greater.

The application process requires submission of

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, and what you think you can bring back to your lab as a result of attending. Your statement should also include:
    • Name/Address/Phone/Email
    • Registry
    • Place of employment
    • No. of hours worked per week
    • Length of current employment
  • A letter from your supervisor in support of your application.

 

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

In partnership with the ASE Council on Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, the ASE Foundation will sponsor two pediatric cardiology trainees to attend the 28th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. Two travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Pediatric cardiology fellows in the first three years of training with an interest in cardiac imaging are encouraged to apply. The application process requires submission of

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief, one-page personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions.
  • A letter from the director of your training program or the echo laboratory director in support of your application.

 

Perioperative Echocardiography

In partnership with the ASE Council on Perioperative Echocardiography (COPE), the ASE Foundation will sponsor two perioperative trainees to attend the 28th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. Two travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Trainees, both physicians and sonographers, in an anesthesiology, cardiology, cardiac surgery, critical care or related discipline within a dedicated perioperative echocardiography training program or with an interest in perioperative echocardiography are encouraged to apply. The application process requires submission of

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief, one-page personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions.
  • A letter from the director of your training program or the echo laboratory director in support of your application.

 

Vascular Ultrasound

In partnership with the ASE Council on Vascular Ultrasound, the ASE Foundation will sponsor two vascular ultrasound trainees (physician student or sonographer) attend the 28th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions in Baltimore. Two travel grants of $1,000 each will be awarded.

Students in an ultrasound training program, residents and fellows in vascular surgery, cardiovascular medicine, and vascular medicine may apply. All sonographers with strong interest in vascular ultrasound are also invited to apply. The application process requires submission of

  • Your current CV.
  • A brief, one-page personal statement about why you want to attend the Annual ASE Scientific Sessions.
  • A letter from the director of your training program or the vascular laboratory director in support of your application.