ASEF Council Travel Grants

2023 Council Travel Grants Available: Application Will Open – February 1, 2023

Every spring, the ASE Foundation funds Council Travel Grants for trainees to support their attendance at the ASE Annual Scientific Sessions. These grants are part of an ongoing effort by the Foundation, in assistance with the Council Steering Committees, to encourage trainees in cardiovascular specialties to focus on the respective echocardiography subspecialty and to recruit enthusiastic new members to the Councils. 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. Applicants must be a current member of ASE in order to apply for one of the Council Travel Grants.

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 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023 will forfeit their grant funding.

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

Questions and application materials may be directed to Dallas Lyons at dlyons@asecho.org

Cardiovascular Sonography

In partnership with the ASE Cardiovascular Sonography Council, recipients will receive a $1,000 travel stipend from the ASE Foundation to support their attendance at the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023.

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.
  • 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. 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:
      • 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 critical care director in support of your application.

Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound

In partnership with the ASE Circulation & Vascular Ultrasound Council, the recipients (vascular ultrasound physician student or sonographer) will receive a $1,000 travel stipend from the ASE Foundation to support their attendance at the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023.

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.

Critical Care Echocardiography

 

In partnership with the ASE Critical Care Echocardiography Council, the recipients (critical care ultrasound physician student or sonographer) will receive a $1,000 travel stipend from the ASE Foundation to support their attendance at the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023.

Students in an ultrasound training program, residents and fellows in critical care, cardiovascular medicine, and critical care medicine may apply. All sonographers with strong interest in critical care 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 critical care director in support of your application.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease

In partnership with the ASE Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease Council, recipients will receive a $1,000 travel stipend from the ASE Foundation to support their attendance at the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023.

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 Perioperative Echocardiography Council (COPE), recipients will receive a $1,000 travel stipend from the ASE Foundation to support their attendance at the 34th Annual ASE Scientific Sessions, June 23 – 26, 2023.

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.

Questions and application materials may be directed to Dallas Lyons at dlyons@asecho.org