Innovation in Cardiovascular Ultrasound Research Grants

Stay tuned for more information in 2021!

Funding opportunity description/purpose:

The ASE Foundation invites applications for meritorious echocardiographic research proposals relevant to the innovation in cardiac ultrasound. Of particular interest are proposals that expand the key role of echocardiography, or the development of novel technology, in clinical diagnosis or management.

Key dates:

  • Application opens:  February 1, 2021
  • Application closes: March 15, 2021
  • Release of results: After May 20, 2021
  • Funding released: By July 1, 2021 and must be activated prior to December 31, 2021

Funds available and anticipated number of grants:

Up to $90,000 will be available for two $45,000 grants which will be for project, not salary support.

Eligibility requirements:

Applicant: Applicants must be a current ASE member with either a research or health-professional doctoral degree of MD, PhD or the equivalent, or with a current echocardiography or cardiovascular ultrasound professional credential.

At the time of application, principal applicant who are physician/scientist applicants must be current fellows or early career faculty (no more than 5 years after initial faculty appointment as instructor or assistant professor). Non-physician principal applicants must hold echocardiography certification from ARDMS or CCI, or an equivalent international sonography certification, be serving in a research sonographer capacity and be Advanced Cardiac Sonographer (ACS) eligible.  For physician/scientist principal applicants, involvement of a sonographer co-investigator is encouraged.

Applicants must hold a valid appointment at the institution where the research will be conducted.

Successful PI would be ineligible for other awards from ASE or ASEF during the same time as the funded period from this award

Senior Mentor/Project Sponsor: Applicants must identify a professional ASE member as their senior mentor/project sponsor and provide a letter of support from that individual. The senior mentor/project sponsor must hold a valid appointment at the institution where the research will be conducted and have a track record of high quality clinical investigation.