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ASA Grants Program is open

The next funding round for the ASA Grants Program is now open and EOIs will close at 5pm on 29 September 2023.  

A total funding pool of *AUD$40,000 is available.

If you have a sonography research project idea or a clinical audit project, now is the time to apply for funding. New funding is available annually to support sonography-based research. 

The ASA Grants Program is only open to ASA Accredited Medical Sonographer Members, who are invited to apply for -

Research Grants

A total funding pool of AU$30,000 is available for Research Grants and will be awarded to one or more research projects.

Research Grants are to support and facilitate sonographers to undertake new research that contributes to sonography practice. Specifically, this funding supports ASA members to undertake quality research which will then lead to publication and contribute to evidence-based practice within the profession. Submissions will be considered for partial or full funding of your project. 

TO APPLY FOR AN ASA RESEARCH GRANT - DOWNLOAD the Expressions of Interest document here

Clinical Audit Grants

The new Clinical Audit Grants provide a total funding pool of AU$10,000 which is available to support two Clinical Audit projects, each of up to AU$5,000 value.

The clinical audit will be led by a sonographer working in clinical practice and will compare current clinical practice against a well-defined standard. Applications should clearly outline a clinical audit project which has the potential to improve the safety quality, efficiency and effectiveness of sonography services. Submissions will be considered for partial or full funding of your project. 

Clinical Audit Grants are offered in partnership with Marsh Advantage Insurance. 

TO APPLY FOR AN ASA CLINICAL AUDIT GRANT – DOWNLOAD the Expressions of Interest document here

Please complete and submit the relevant Expression of Interest document and email to editor@sonographers.org by 5pm, 29 September 2023.

Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by the end of January 2024. 

Any questions please email to: memberservices@sonographers.org.

Dr Christopher Edwards (Host organisation: Queensland University of Technology)

Optimising Ultrasound-based Liver Fat Quantification Methods

Jacqueline Roots (Host organisation: Queensland University of Technology)

Shear Wave Elastography to assess the change in stiffness of muscles in the acute stage post-stroke

Assema Lalzad (Host organisation: Monash University) - Bioeffects of Doppler ultrasound on the newborn brain: A pilot study to investigate structural effects in an in vivo rat model

Bernadette Dellar (Host organisation: Absolute Ultrasound Services) - Is transpubic sonography a reliable assessment of functional voiding in asymptomatic females?

Kristie Sweeney, Prof. Karen Ginn, Assoc. Prof. Martin Mackey, Dr Jillian Clarke, Dr Jacqueline Spurway (Host organisation: Western NSW LHD Medical Imaging)
Online ergonomics training, with and without individual feedback on adherence, effective in reducing musculoskeletal upper limb pain and work performance in sonographers

Jacqui Williamson, Dr Toakase Fakakovikaetau and Dr Boglarka Remenyi. (Host organisation: Ministry of Health, Tonga)
Cardiac sonographer and cardiologist levels of agreement in echo screening for rheumatic heart disease

Assistant Professor Rod McGregor and Assistant Professor Karen Pollard
Providing a sustainable sonographer workforce in Australia: Clinical training solutions

Dr Maya Reddy (PhD student), Associate Professor Fabricio Da Silva Costa and Professor Euan Wallace (Monash Health), Dr Leah Wright and Associate Professor Andre La Gerche (Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute)
PREACH (PRe-Eclampsia and Cardiovascular Health) study – The cardiovascular toll of pre-eclampsia: determining impacts on the maternal, fetal and placental vasculature

Providing a sustainable sonographer
workforce in Australia: clinical training
Research team
– Assistant Professor Rod
McGregor, Assistant Professor Karen Pollard

Associate Professor Ann Quinton, Dr Delma Clifton, Mr Brendan Goode and Mrs Sharon Meng
Virtual Reality in sonographic practical skill acquisition, enhancing student learning

Dr Jessie Childs, Dr Kerry Thoirs and Professor Adrian Esterman
The accuracy of a simple sonographic liver volume equation to determine hepatomegaly

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