Ultrasound Bursary


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The Ultrasound Bursary was launched in 2012 and was created from surplus funds and donations from the World Ultrasound Conference held in 2009. It is aimed at supporting research and learning projects in the area of emergency ultrasound being undertaken by a Fellow or Advanced Trainee with a preference given to applications from advanced trainees. The bursary recipient will be selected by the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Subcommittee based upon the scientific merit of the applications. The Ultrasound Bursary is made biennially and is presented at the ACEM College Ceremony.
The aim of this Bursary is to foster the development of ultrasound in emergency medicine. Suitable projects include, but are not limited to, research projects or to support costs towards attendance at scientific meetings to present and acquire skills in emergency department ultrasound. The Bursary will be available biennially.
The Bursary is open to Fellows and Advanced Trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) with preference given to applications from Advanced Trainees. The Bursary recipient will be selected by the ACEM Emergency Department Ultrasound Subcommittee (EDUS) based upon the scientific merit of the applications.
The Bursary will consist of a monetary prize of an amount set by the EDUS and a certificate attesting to the award. Where the project has the involvement of more than one Fellow or trainee, the monetary prize shall be divided between those project team members, each of whom shall receive a certificate attesting to the award.
Selection Process
The EDUS selects the Bursary recipient. The Subcommittee's decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. Notification of outcome will occur approximately one month after the closing date.
The Bursary certificate will be presented by the College President following the Fellowship Presentation Ceremony during the Annual College Ceremony.
The responsible investigator is required to forward to the EDUS, by 30th June in the year following the period of the Award, a concise summary (approximately 300 words), in duplicate, of research progress.
Any discovery arising out of work supported by the Bursary must not be the subject of application for patent except with the written approval of the EDUS and the agreement of the institution in which the work is carried out.
Office Equipment
Bursary funds may not be used to acquire office equipment such as personal computers, facsimile machines, photocopiers etc.
It is expected that any research conducted with the support of the Bursary will have all necessary ethical clearances and will comply, in particular, with policies and statements on research involving humans published by the NHMRC. Researchers will comply with all relevant procedures and policies of the host Institution.
Termination of Award
A Bursary may be terminated if the conditions of the Bursary are not observed. A Bursary will terminate, unless other arrangements satisfactory to the EDUS are made, if the responsible investigator leaves the institution before the expiration of the Bursary.  In such an eventuality the recipient is expected to notify the EDUS. When a Bursary terminates any unexpended balance must be returned to the EDUS.
Ultrasound Bursary
Year Awarded to    Project
2012 John D’Arcy The use of bedside ultrasound as an adjunct to distal radius fracture reduction in the ED