Grant and Fellowship Offerings

GRANTS

 
AAPM/SNMMI Nuclear Medicine Residency Grant: The AAPM Board of Directors has approved the expenditure of $70,000 (25% support) over the next 2 years to fund 2 new nuclear medicine residency programs in collaboration with SNMMI. SNMMI has agreed to provide $70,000 (25% support) in funding. Each funded institution will provide $140,000 (50% support). This could be a 2+1 program.

Sponsored by the AAPM Education Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
A list of Award Recipients can be found here.
 

Applicant Eligibility

The goal is to provide matching grant support for residency training programs that will be CAMPEP-accredited in nuclear medicine by the time the resident completes his/her training. The following scenarios are acceptable:

  • Programs that have submitted an application for accreditation nuclear medicine physics.
  • Programs that will commit to submitting an application for CAMPEP accreditation in a timely fashion so that CAMPEP may review the application before the first resident completes the program. Programs should allow 6-9 months for CAMPEP review.
  • These scenarios need not be in place at the time of the application but are required to receive the award.
  • The funding is granted to the institution. An individual need not be named at the time of application.
  • The funds are held by AAPM until the institution has an individual to fill the training position.
  • This grant pays for direct support (Salary and fringe benefits ) of the resident. It does not pay institutional overhead costs or indirect costs. A summary report and an accounting of funds will be requested at the halfway point and upon completion of the training period. The final report is due within 60 days after completion of the specified training period.

Review Criteria

  • Commitment to nuclear medicine training.
  • Adequate staff resources.
  • Facilities relative to nuclear medicine training.
  • Quality of the training program based upon the description of the training rotations, didactic content and quality of training partner if used.
 
Application Deadline: 
Applicants notified March 29, 2016
 
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2016 Research Seed Funding Grant: Three $25,000 grants will be awarded to provide funds to develop exciting investigator-initiated concepts, which will hopefully lead to successful longer term project funding from the NIH or equivalent funding sources. Funding for grant recipients will begin on July 1 of the award year. Research results will be submitted for presentation at future AAPM meetings. The award is not intended to provide salary support for the applicant, however any other research-related expenses, including travel to scientific meetings, will be supported. Travel expense should be included in the submitted budget. At the end of the 12-month period a report must be forwarded to the AAPM, along with itemized expenses. The award will not support indirect costs. Any unspent funds should be returned to AAPM.

Sponsored by the AAPM Science Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
A list of Award Recipients can be found here.
 

Eligibility:

  • 5 years or less since awarding of Ph.D
  • Must be a member of the AAPM at the time of application. (any membership category) Pending membership status not eligible.
  • No previous grants >$50,000 as principle investigator.
  • Previously funded projects are ineligible.
  • Prior Seed Grant recipients are ineligible.

Application Requirements:

Five page description of research project (including figures and tables), separated as follows:
  1. specific aims
  2. background and significance
  3. preliminary results
  4. research plan
  5. literature cited
  6. budget
  7. Letter of support from division/department chair demonstrating support for the project and authorization of time and resources to complete the proposed research.
  8. CV (no more than 4 pages).
Note that sections (e) and (f) do not count towards the five-page limit.

As the competition for the seed grant is high, eligible applicants are encouraged to also submit their applications for other awards, e.g. http://www.cancer.gov/researchandfunding/training/.

Review Criteria

50% Scientific merit of proposal (significance, innovation, environment, and soundness of approach)
25% Potential for project to develop into a major project fundable by NIH, DOE, DOD, etc.
25% Background of investigator
 
Award Duration: July 1, 2016 - August 30, 2017
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline.)
Recipients notified by: May 15, 2016
 
 

 
The AAPM Expanding Horizons Travel Grant:  Awards up to twenty travel grants per year, each up to $1000, for the purpose of providing additional support for student and trainee travel to conferences that are not specifically geared toward medical physics. There will be two calls for applications per year to accommodate the variable timeframes of different scientific meetings. The travel grant program is designed to provide an opportunity to broaden the scope of scientific meetings attended in order to introduce students and trainees to new topics which may be of relevance to medical physics research and which may subsequently be incorporated into future research in order to progress the field in new directions.
 
Sponsored by the AAPM Science Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
 
Award Duration: October 3, 2016 - October 3, 2017
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline.)
Recipients notified by: October 3, 2016
This program will open on March 1, 2016.
 
 

 
The AAPM Science Council Associates Mentorship Program: This program has been established to recognize and cultivate outstanding researchers at an early stage in their careers, with the goal of promoting a long-term commitment to science within AAPM. SC Associates will participate in the program for one year, and would be funded for up to $4000 per Associate (to cover travel costs including flight, hotel, and meeting registration) to attend two consecutive AAPM Annual Meetings, including the pre-meeting activities associated with each Committee.

Must be a member of AAPM at time of application (any membership category) and maintain membership for the duration of the award period. Pending membership status not accepted.
 
Sponsored by the AAPM Science Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
 
Award Duration: July 1, 2015 - August 30, 2016
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline.)
Recipients notified by: April 30th, 2016
This program will open mid-February 2016 — stay tuned.
 
 
 

FELLOWSHIPS

 
AAPM Graduate Fellowship: The fellowship is awarded for the first two years of graduate study leading to a doctoral degree in Medical Physics. Both BSc. and MS holders are eligible to apply. A stipend of $13,000 per year, plus tuition support not exceeding $5,000 per year is assigned to the recipient. The amount of tuition support granted will be at the discretion of AAPM. The award will be paid to the recipient’s institution and distributed in accordance with the institution’s disbursement procedures. It is AAPM’s policy that none of the funds may be diverted to the institution’s “facilities”, “administrative”, or other overhead categories and the full $13,000 stipend must be provided to the recipient.

Sponsored by the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
A list of Award Recipients can be found here.
 
Each applicant must be a graduate of an undergraduate program in physics or equivalent majors (e.g. engineering-physics, math-physics, or nuclear engineering or applied physics) from an accredited university or college in North America. The undergraduate grade point average must be greater than 3.5 (Based on a 4.0). Each applicant must have submitted an application for graduate study to one of the CAMPEP accredited programs with subsequent acceptance.

Required Supporting Documentation:
  • All post-secondary study transcripts (Official Transcripts Only) (email or mail to the address below
  • Copy of Graduate Record Exam results (If applicable)
  • TWO Reference Letters (Email or Mail to the address below)
  • Acceptance letter from intended CAMPEP Accredited Program
  • CV including GPAs and Publications (Use CV Template)
  • Completed Graduate Fellowship Application Template
  • Merge all files, excluding official transcript and reference letters, into one PDF and upload the complete application (PDF).

    Send supporting documentation to:
    American Association of Physicists in Medicine
    1631 Prince Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    ATTN: Jacqueline Ogburn
    Please refer your questions to jackie@aapm.org
 
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline.)
Recipient Notified on: June 2, 2016
 
Click Here to Apply
 

 
2016 Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate university students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. In this program, AAPM serves as a clearinghouse to match exceptional students with exceptional medical physicists, many who are faculty at leading research centers. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be an AAPM summer fellow. Each summer fellow receives a $5000 stipend from AAPM.

Sponsored by the AAPM Education Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Award Winners History.
 

Eligibility Criteria:

Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Students with graduation date of May 2016 are not eligible. Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.

Submission Instructions:

  1. Construct a 1-page typewritten self-statement (font with Times New Roman, 11 pts minimum, and 1” margin space all around). It should include a brief academic history, a statement of how one became knowledgeable of medical physics, and one’s future goals upon graduation. Combine the Application and Self Statement into one PDF and upload online.
  2. 2 signed Letters of Reference can sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org or mailed to the address below.
  3. Official transcripts can be sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org or mailed to the address below.
 
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting documents are due by the application deadline.) (EDT)
Recipients Notified by: February 26, 2016
Click the apply button to obtain the Application Template.
 
 

 
2016 DREAM - Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Diversity Recruitment through Education and Mentoring Program "DREAM" is a 10 week summer program designed to increase the number of underrepresented groups in medical physics by creating new opportunities, outreach and mentoring geared towards diversity recruitment of undergraduate students in the field of medical physics. Students participating in the program are placed into summer positions that are consistent with their interest. Students are selected for the program on a competitive basis to be a DREAM fellow. Each DREAM fellow receives a $5000 stipend from AAPM.

The fellowship will be for a period of 10 weeks during the summer academic period (May to September), which is mutually suitable to the mentor and fellow.
Sponsored by the AAPM Education Council through the AAPM Education & Research Fund.
DREAM (formally known as Minority Undergraduate Summer Experience Program) Award Winners History
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Eligibility:

Each student applicant shall have completed at least 2 years of their undergraduate studies, but shall not have graduated, i.e. rank of junior or senior. Students with a graduation date of May 2016 are not eligible. Applicants shall have declared a major or be eligible to declare a major in physics, engineering, or other science, which requires mathematics at least through differential equations, modern physics/quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism or equivalent courses in engineering sciences. Summer Undergraduate Fellowships are restricted to U.S. citizens, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents of the U.S.

Submission Instructions:
  1. Construct a 1-page typewritten self-statement (font with Times New Roman, 11 pts minimum, and 1” margin space all around). It should include a brief academic history, a statement of how one became knowledgeable of medical physics, and one’s future goals upon graduation. Combine the Application and Self Statement into one PDF and upload online.Combine the Application and Self Statement into one PDF and upload online.
  2. 2 signed Letters of Reference can sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org or mailed to the address below.
  3. Official transcripts can be sent via email to Jackie@aapm.org or mailed to the address below.
 
Application Deadline: 
(All supporting document are due by the application deadline.(EDT))
Recipients Notified by: March 2, 2016

Click the apply button to obtain the Application Template.
 
Click Here to Apply