Scholarships

AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF MEDICAL IMAGING AND RADIATION THERAPY

SCHOLARSHIPS 

ASMIRT Scholarships

 

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

The scholarships available include:

The Crestani Foundation Grant
International Travel Scholarships

Rural Clinical Placement Scheme
Research Scholarship
Novice Researcher Scholarship

Interested ASMIRT members are encouraged to read the information available and consult the application guidelines for each individual scholarship.

Crestani Foundation Grant – 2022 Recipient announced

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 have closed. Stay tuned for future grant application opportunities.

ASMIRT Guidelines Crestani Foundation Grant
Crestani Foundation Grant Application Form 2021
Crestani Foundation Grant Pre assessment and Matrix

Download and promote the Crestani Foundation poster

Congratulations to the 2021 recipient of the Crestani Foundation grant – Amelia Brink.  Amelia will be utilising the grant to undertake the QUT MRI for Radiation Therapist course.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipient of the Crestani Foundation grant – Yiota Nicolaou. 

Yiota will be utilising the grant to undertake a virtual reality project in regional Victoria.

This project will provide head and neck patients a guided experience into the mask making and simulation process.

 

ASMIRT International Travel Scholarships 

Each 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 open soon, and will close Sunday 2 October 2022

ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Guidelines & Application – Early Career 2021
ASMIRT Travel Scholarship Guidelines & Application – Financial Voting Member 2021
Travel Scholarship Assessment Matrix 2021

Download the 2022 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 2022.

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

The Rural Clinical Placement Scheme is available one grant 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 $500.00 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 3 April
Semester 2 applications close 4 September

Download the ASMIRT Guidelines Rural and Remote Practitioners Reference Group – Rural Clinical Placement Scheme 2022

Rural and Remote Grant Application Form – Semester 1, 2022
Rural and Remote Grant Application Form – Semester 2, 2022

Download the 2022 ASMIRT Rural Clinical Placement Scheme Scholarship poster

Congratulations to the 2021 Rural Clinical Placement Scheme recipients: 

Semester 1:
 
Aiden Haocheng Yu
Aiden Asquith
Janine Le
Jason Karmayana
Adam Karpinski
Amber Eden-Jones
Samantha Magnusson
Jordan Battell
Maisie Fraser

ASMIRT Research Scholarship 

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

ASMIRT will award up to two research scholarships 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 scholarships will be for up to a maximum of $10,000 (including GST). The scholarships 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 other peer reviewed journal and to present at the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy’s National Conference (ASMIRT).

Research Scholarship applications open soon, and will close Sunday 2 October 2022

Congratulations to the 2021 Research Scholarship recipients.

Research Scholarship winner 2021

Yobelli Jimenez for their project titled “Breathe in: Student radiographer podcast series”.  This project will develop and evaluate a podcast series, consisting of a combination of student-led and academic-led podcasts. The project aims to improve diagnostic radiography students’ short- and long-term experience of wellbeing during clinical placements, by fostering the importance of resilience and wellbeing as emerging health practitioners.  Results from this project will provide insights for the advancement of research in diagnostic radiography education by identifying innovative and flexible emotional support strategies.

Download the 2022 ASMIRT Research Scholarship poster

Research Scholarship winners 2020
Medical Imaging – Chelsea Castillo “Assessing the effectiveness of an education program aimed at improving the quality of clinical information in acute CT requests.”
Radiation Therapy – Rachael Beldham-Collins “Research in the Australian radiation therapy landscape: evaluating research capacity and culture.”

Research Scholarship winners 2016 – 2020 – download.

ASMIRT Research Scholarship July 2021 Application Form
ASMIRT Pre Assessment Matrix Research Scholarship July 2021

 

ASMIRT Novice Researcher Scholarship

For the first time, ASMIRT is offering a Novice Researcher Scholarship for up to a maximum of $5000 (including GST), specifically for medical radiation science professionals new to research. 

Novice Researcher Scholarship applications open soon, and will close Sunday 2 October 2022

Novice Researcher Scholarship 2021 winner

Mikaela Doig for their project titled “Development and clinical implementation of a digital platform for patient reported health-related quality of life assessment in paediatric radiation therapy”.  This project aims to address the current gaps in knowledge by implementing and investigating the effect of a novel digital platform to collect patient reported health related quality of life (HRQoL) assessments in paediatric radiation therapy patients. This novel study will fill an urgent clinical need to include HRQoL assessment into routine paediatric oncology care. Additionally, longitudinal analysis of results produced by the platform can be used to compare proton and photon HRQoL outcomes of this vulnerable patient cohort.

ASMIRT Novice Researcher Scholarship July 2021 Application Form
ASMIRT Pre Assessment Matrix Novice Researcher Scholarship July 2021
ASMIRT Guidelines Novice Researcher Scholarship and Research Scholarship July 2021

Download the 2022 ASMIRT Novice Researcher Scholarship poster


ENQUIRIES

For all enquires regarding Scholarships, please contact the ASMIRT Professional Standards Manager, Min Ku, at info@asmirt.org