Education and Research Fund Inc. 

The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund administers the I. Dean Spradling Graduate Research Grant, designed to support graduate student Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science research. The grant is sponsored by Scott and Sumner Spradling in memory of  I. Dean Spradling, founder of Infolab, Inc..

Presentation

Each winner is awarded $3000 in support of their research investigation.

Eligibility

  • Student member or professional member of ASCLS.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Graduate student at the time the research award is presented.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician accepted to or presently enrolled in an accredited Master of Science or Doctoral program in or related to Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science.

Exclusions

  • Educational tuition and curriculum development.
  • Stipends for applicants and assistants.
  • Manuscript preparation and publication cost.
  • Purchasing standard equipment and supplies normally available in a clinical or research laboratory.
  • Travel to scientific meetings.
  • Indirect costs. Funds are for direct support of the proposed investigation.

Requirements

  • A statement must be emailed to the ASCLS Executive Vice President Jim Flanigan at, jimf@ascls.org, within six months after project completion explaining how the funds were used. Awardees who do not submit a report are ineligible for further awards.
  • Awardees seeking an extension or additional support for continuation of a previously supported project must submit a new application accompanied by a progress report. Up to two extensions may be granted.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit their work for presentation at the ASCLS Annual Meeting and for publication in Clinical Laboratory Science.

Application deadline: May 1

Please complete and forward your application form with your grant proposal and additional documentation by email to ASCLS Executive Vice President Jim Flanigan at jimf@ascls.org. Only electronic documents are accepted.

Download the award application

Download the ASCLS Award Application Coversheet