Eligibility: Fellows or trainees
Purpose: Biennial research or project funding and assistance for emergency ultrasound
Grant: Monetary sum, the amount of which is fixed periodically by the ACEM Foundation. In 2017, the grant was up to $3,000
Completion period: 24 months
Number of Grants available: one every two years
Opening date: 7 October 2018
Closing date: 27 January 2019
The Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Grant (formerly known as the Ultrasound Bursary) was established by ACEM in 2012 from surplus funds and donations from the 2009 World Ultrasound Conference.
Its purpose is to foster the development of ultrasound in emergency medicine by providing monetary support for emergency medicine ultrasound research projects, which may include research or learning projects.
The winner of the grant will be presented with a citation in acknowledgement of the grant at the College Ceremony held in the year the grant is made.
Grant funds may not be used to acquire office equipment such as personal computers, laptop computers, tablets, smart phones, facsimile machines, photocopiers etc unless the recipient has obtained, in writing, the prior express approval of the ACEM Foundation.
Selection criteria and process
A panel of three or more assessors convened by the Emergency Department Ultrasound Subcommittee shall adjudicate the applications and recommend to the ACEM Foundation a recipient for the grant, based on the following criteria:
- The originality of the research
- Potential application to ultrasound in an emergency medicine setting
- Level of evidence provided by the outcome
- Appropriateness of the study methodology
- Probability of success.
Terms and Conditions
Full terms and conditions can be found on the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Grant T&C page.
The grant recipient must provide the following reports to the ACEM Foundation:
- By 30 May of each year – a statement of expenditure charged to the grant (provided by the host institution)
- By 30 June of each year – a concise summary of research progress (approximately 300 words)
At the end of the grant the grant recipient must produce:
- Final statement of expenditure (provided by the host institution)
- Final report on the overall outcome of the research.
At the end of the grant, the recipient must present the results of their work supported by the grant through either a presentation at the ACEM Annual Scientific Meeting, Winter Symposium or other appropriate scientific meeting approved by the ACEM Foundation, or via a publication through the usual scientific channels.
All presentations or publications are to acknowledge the support of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Grant and the ACEM Foundation.
How to Apply
- Read the full terms and conditions
- Complete the application form
- Provide associated documentation
- Send your application in hard copy to: ACEM Foundation, 34 Jeffcott St West Melbourne 3003.