The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Education and Research Fund administers member grants to support Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science research. The sources for these grants are contributions from our members, Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science practitioners, and corporate underwriters. Grants of up to $5,000 may be presented annually.


Each winner is awarded up to $5,000 in support of their investigation at the ASCLS Annual Meeting awards ceremony.


  • Professional member of ASCLS.
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Scientist or Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician with national certification.
  • One reference on institutional letterhead must accompany application and proposal.  The reference writer must be a supervisor who can verify that the investigator will be given administrative support and release time to complete the proposed project.


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


  • A written report regarding the status of your grant, detailing the outcomes, manuscripts/posters generated and expenditure of funds must be emailed to the email box by July 1 of the following year. This report is due regardless of whether you have completed the project by then. Awardees who do not submit a final 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: April 1 – EXTENDED TO APRIL 15

Please complete and forward your application form with your research proposal and additional documentation by email addressed to the ASCLS Education and Research Fund email box.

Download the Grant Application (last updated February 2024)

Download the ASCLS Grant Application Coversheet (last updated February 2024)