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 ASCLS Executive Vice President at 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

Please complete and forward your application form with your research proposal and additional documentation by email addressed to the ASCLS Education and Research Fund c/o ASCLS Executive Vice President at

Download the award application

Download the ASCLS Awards Application Coversheet