ASMIRT Scholarships


ASMIRT Scholarships

Each year ASMIRT (the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy) offers a range of scholarships to members as support while they undertake personal and professional development activities.

The scholarships available include:

NEW: Dorothy Lorimer Bursary | applications are now open
NEW: Postgraduate Study Scholarship 
| applications are now open
International Travel Scholarships 
| applications are now open
Rural Clinical Placement Scheme | applications are now open
Research Scholarship | applications now open
Novice Researcher Scholarship 
| applications are now open
The Crestani Foundation Grant 
| applications are now open.

Scroll down to find the ASMIRT Scholarship you’re interested in, download, ensure you read the guidelines and complete the application form by the due date.

2022 Research ASMIRT Scholarship Recipients


Congratulations to the following recipients of the research scholarships.

Dr Karen Dobeli has been the successful recipient of the 2022 research scholarship for her project titled “3-Dimensional spectral CT analysis of body lesions: A pilot study.”

Spectral CT is a new CT technology that provides additional information on tissue characterisation. Early investigations suggest spectral CT analysis of incidental lesions can reduce the need for further investigations, however results have been inconsistent. This may be in part due to previous work being based on 2-dimensional sampling of lesions because sampling of a single thin slice of a lesion may not provide a true representation of the lesion’s tissue characteristics.

This retrospective single site pilot study will assess and compare the diagnostic accuracy of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional region of interest spectral CT analysis for characterising a lesion of the lung, breast, adrenal gland, pancreas or kidney as being benign or malignant.

Dr Vikneswary Batumalai has been awarded a research grant for her project titled “mRi vErSus cbct guided SABR fOr paNcreATic cancEr (RESONATE)”

There is currently a lack of studies assessing pancreatic cancer patient outcomes following MR imaging (MRI)-guided versus CBCT guided stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR). The RESONATE study will overcome this limitation. The primary aim of this study is to determine whether MRI-guided SABR improves patient outcomes when compared to CBCT-guided SABR among patients with LAPC. This retrospective study will investigate any differences in acute and late toxicity, local control, overall survival and disease-free survival following MRI-guided SABR versus CBCT-guided SABR.

This study will also provide high-level evidence to escalate access to MRI-guided SABR for pancreatic cancer and provide important data to guide future planned trials, including other tumour sites.

The novice researcher scholarship has been awarded to Katherine McCoombe for her project titled “Spectral CT Urogram imaging protocol optimisation.”

This research project aims to develop an optimal scan protocol for spectral computer tomography (CT) urography. The purpose of the research is to use new advances in imaging technology to reduce radiation dose to the patient, time on the CT scanner, and cost to the healthcare system associated with CT urography, the gold standard imaging test for patients with haematuria.

There is currently limited research on dual-energy CT (DECT) urogram protocols. There is no agreement amongst key authors as to the best method to optimise the parameters for DECT urogram to improve sensitivity rate of urinary calculi detection by the virtual unenhanced scan.

Little research has been done using the newly available detector-based spectral CT for urogram protocols.

The goal of this research is to optimise the spectral CT urogram protocol so that an initial non-contrast scan is no longer required because the virtual non-contrast scan is of sufficient quality to detect and characterise urinary calculi. This will significantly reduce the radiation dose, patient time on the CT scanner and costs to the health care system.

2022 Post Graduate Scholarship Recipients


Congratulations to the following recipients of the inaugural Post Graduate scholarships.

Josephine is a Radiation Therapist who is currently studying The Master of Health Professional Education at the Australian Catholic University as an online distance course.

Josephine is undertaking the Master of Health Professional Education to enhance and diversify the skills and knowledge required to be an effective Radiation Therapy Clinical Educator in professional practice. The knowledge and skills gained from this course will ensure the ability to adapt and evolve in the dynamic radiotherapy environment and enable the education of others with existing and new skills and techniques required for evidenced-based and high-quality patient care.

Pempe is an MRI Radiographer who has identified a need for new leaders in the industry, to provide new services such as MRI guided biopsies, intra-operative MRI and accessibility to these scanners.

Pempe is undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership Management at the University of New South Wales to increase and supplement her prior studies in healthcare leadership for the purposes of continuous improvement within her scope of practice and to provide best patient care and services for her local community.


NEW! Dorothy Lorimer Bursary

ASMIRT is excited to announce the new Dorothy Lorimer Bursary. This grant – of up to $50,000 –  is an opportunity for an ASMIRT member to travel overseas and bring back substantive international knowledge to enhance Australian practice. Expressions of interest to apply for the Bursary are open now and will close 30 September 2023.

Download the flyer
Dorothy Lorimer Bursary Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Expressions of Interest Form
Assessment Matrix




Postgraduate Study Scholarship

This scholarship supports medical radiation practitioners to undertake postgraduate study to enhance skills and further develop knowledge within their discipline of practice. Applications are now open and close 1 October 2023.

Download the Postgraduate Study Scholarship flyer
ASMIRT Postgraduate Study Scholarship Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Postgraduate Study Application Form
Postgraduate Study Scholarship Assessment Matrix 



ASMIRT International Travel Scholarships 

ASMIRT_InternationalTravelScholarship 2023Each year ASMIRT is pleased to offer four International Travel Scholarships to current members of ASMIRT. Two Early Career scholarships are offered for $3500 to Early Career ASMIRT members, one in diagnostic imaging/nuclear medicine and one in radiation therapy. Two $5000 scholarships are offered to Voting Members, one in diagnostic imaging/nuclear medicine and one in radiation therapy.

The aim of the scholarship is to assist ASMIRT members to experience medical radiation science on an international stage such as attendance at an international conference, participation in an international training program or the undertaking of small study tours.  Practitioners are encouraged to share their experiences with their colleagues on their return to Australia. Members who are interested in applying should keep an eye out for details in the July, August and September editions of Spectrum and on the website.  Guidelines and application information will be posted on the website from July each year.

International Travel Scholarship applications are now open, and will close Sunday 1 October 2023

ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Guidelines & Application – Early Career
ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Application form – Early Career 2023
ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Guidelines & Application – Financial Voting Member 2023
ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Application Form – Financial Voting Member 2023
Travel Scholarship Assessment Matrix 2023

Download the 2023 ASMIRT International Travel Scholarship poster

Due to COVID-19 and the inability to travel in 2020 and 2021, there will now be two sets of International Travel Scholarships offered for 2023.

2019 International Travel Scholarship Winners – Read more
Nicholas Gatehouse – Jacqueline Spurway – Katelyn Cahill
2017 International Travel Scholarship Winners – Read more 
Jodi Mitchell – Lloyd Smyth – Rebekah Onsley – Nancy Grull


ASMIRT Rural Clinical Placement Scheme | Applications are open now

The Rural Clinical Placement Scheme is available two grants per calendar year for each university that offers Approved Undergraduate Medical Radiations Science programs in medical imaging and radiation therapy. Additional grants may be awarded to those States where additional applications have been received. Each grant is to the value of $1,000 and can be used by the recipient for the necessary travel and accommodation. The aim of the grant is to support and promote rural health initiatives.

The successful applicant is required to write a reflective report on the experience for publication by ASMIRT and be willing to participate in evaluation studies or surveys regarding allied health in the rural setting.
Applications should be made as soon as possible in each academic year.

Rural Clinical Placement Scheme Grant applications are now open
Semester 1 applications close Sunday 7th April 2024
Semester 2 applications close Sunday 1st September 2024

ASMIRT Rural Clinical Placement Scheme information and documents:

Download the ASMIRT Guidelines Rural and Remote Practitioners Reference Group – Rural Clinical Placement Scheme 2024

Rural and Remote Grant Application Form – Semester 1, 2024
Rural and Remote Grant Application Form – Semester 2, 2024

Download the 2023 ASMIRT Rural Clinical Placement Scheme Scholarship poster



ASMIRT ResearchGrant | Applications are now open

ASMIRT (The Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy), through the Research Committee, offers research grants to enhance the research base within Medical Radiation Science.

ASMIRT will award up to two research grants per year in the fields of medical imaging and radiation therapy. Applications from nuclear medicine technologists will be assessed under the medical imaging category. Each of the reimbursement grants will be for up to a maximum of $10,000 (including GST). The grants are designed to encourage researchers to develop projects which will add to the body of knowledge of the Medical Radiation Science profession. The successful candidate will be required to publish the outcome of their work in the Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences or another peer reviewed journal and to present at the National Conference (ASMIRT).

Research Grant applications are now open, and will close Sunday 1 October 2023

Download the 2023 ASMIRT Research Grant poster

Research Scholarship winners 2016 – 2021- download.

ASMIRT Research Grant March 2023  Application Form
ASMIRT Pre Assessment Matrix Research Grant March 2023
ASMIRT Guidelines Novice Researcher Grant and Research Grant March 2023
ASMIRT Request to Change Principal Investigator Form March 2023

ASMIRT Novice Researcher Grant| Applications now open

ASMIRT is offering a Novice Researcher Grant for up to a maximum of $5,000 (including GST), specifically for medical radiation science professionals new to research.

Novice Researcher Grant applications are now open, and will close Sunday 3 October 2023

Scholarship information and documents:

ASMIRT Novice Researcher Grant March 2023 Application Form
ASMIRT Pre Assessment Matrix Novice Researcher Grant March 2023

Download the 2023 ASMIRT Novice Researcher Grant poster





Crestani Foundation Grant | Applications now open

This grant is offered by the Crestani Foundation (managed by the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy).  The Crestani Foundation Grant is awarded annually to a Radiation Therapy graduate for assistance with the costs of research projects, CPD activities or further education which enables contributions to better patient outcomes. This Grant is worth up to $2000. Early career graduates in radiation therapy are encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open. Read the guidelines and apply by 4 March 2024.

ASMIRT Guidelines Crestani Foundation Grant
Crestani Foundation Grant Application Form
Crestani Foundation Grant Pre assessment and Matrix

Download and promote the Crestani Foundation poster

Congratulations to the 2023 recipient Galina Betzis. Galina will be utilising the grant to undertake the QUT MRI of Radiation Therapists course.


For all enquiries regarding Scholarships, please contact the ASMIRT Professional Standards Manager, Min Ku, at