Fellowship Award

Award Information

  • Purpose: To fund research activity in nondestructive testing (NDT) at the graduate level, either master’s or doctoral.
  • Eligibility: ABET accredited academic institutions with graduate educational research programs. No more than one application per faculty member will be considered.
  • Method of Selection: The University Programs Committee selects up to five $20,000 awards each year, pending merit and number of submissions.
    • Evaluation Criteria:
      A critical review will be made of all proposals by recognized authorities active in the area of NDT. The following evaluation criteria will provide the basis for selection:
      • Soundness of approach
      • Potential for successful completion
      • Qualifications of advisor
      • Qualification of faculty members
      • Adequacy of facilities
      • Value of potential contribution
      • Qualifications of potential student recipient
      • Adequacy of program of study
      *See recommended format for proposals below.
  • Form of Award: $20,000 in funding and Certificate in Walnut Frame
  • Conditions of Award:

    If selected as a recipient of the Fellowship Award, the following is required:

    • A written report on the completed study or activity must be submitted to the staff of ASNT (please send to: Nat Moes, M.E. Editor, at: nmoes@asnt.org) no later than twenty-four months after program initiation as indicated in the proposal. The report must be in a format suitable for publication in Materials Evaluation, ASNT’s archival technical journal.
    • The Fellowship student must present the findings at an ASNT national conference. ASNT will provide an airline ticket and hotel room for the conference, and will waive conference fees.

    Please note: ASNT expects that funds from the ASNT Fellowship Award will be used for support of the student and the student’s research, and not for overhead or indirect institutional expenses.

  • Materials Submitted: Proposal (see below)
  • Award Timeline:
    • Announcements are made in the: September Issue of Materials Evaluation
    • Nomination deadline: 15th of October
    • The University Programs Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium
    • Recipients will be notified following the Research Symposium
    • Funding will begin in: July
    • Awards will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference – Financial support is not provided for attending the awards ceremony (support is only provided for presentation of student’s findings – see below).
    • A written report on the completed study or activity must be submitted to the staff of ASNT (please send to: Nat Moes, M.E. Editor, at: nmoes@asnt.org) no later than twenty-four months after program initiation as indicated in the proposal. The report must be in a format suitable for publication in Materials Evaluation, ASNT’s archival technical journal.
    • The Fellowship student must present the findings at an ASNT national conference. ASNT will provide an airline ticket and hotel room for the conference, and will waive conference fees.

Proposal

All Fellowship proposals should be formatted as follows:

Length: The proposal, with all support materials, should not exceed twenty one-sided sheets.

Title Page: Should list the title, the school name, the faculty member submitting the proposal, the name of the potential student recipient (required), mailing address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address.

Table of Contents: Should contain a list of the major parts of the proposal and the page numbers where they may be found.

Research Proposal: This should contain a description of the graduate research project indicating the objectives, planned approach, the anticipated starting date and the estimated date of completion.

Program of Study: This should provide a brief description of the actual or typical program of study of the potential student recipient. A brief catalog description of the indicated courses would be helpful.

Research Facilities: Should include a description of the research facilities available for use on this project.

Budget: Should indicate the resources dedicated to this project. The proposed use of ASNT Fellowship funds should be indicated explicitly. None of the ASNT Fellowship Award funds can be used for overhead or indirect institution expenses.

Research Advisor: Background information on the faculty advisor of the student recipient must be included. If possible, use ASNT’s Biographical Data Form for this information (download form below).

Recipient: Background information on the graduate student is required. If possible, use ASNT’s Biographical Data Form for this information (download form below).

*The proposal must be signed by the faculty member and by an official authorized to commit the institution in business affairs.

DOWNLOAD: Biographical Data Form

The complete proposal must be received no later than 15 October 2014.  An original and nine copies should be forwarded to:

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc.
Michelle Thomas, Administrative Assistant
1711 Arlingate Lane, P.O. Box 28518
Columbus, OH 43228-0518
Phone: (800) 222-2768 Ext. 223
E-Mail: mthomas@asnt.org

Current Award Recipient(s)

2013 Fellowship Award Recipient(s):

 Nicola Bowler  Pratik Wagh Nicola Bowler (Faculty Advisor)
Pratik Wagh (Student)
Iowa State University
Topic: A Multiple Frequency Magnetic Anisotropy Technique for Nondestructive Characterization of Residual Stress Profiles
 David Jiles  Ikenna Cajetan Nlebedim  
Neelam Gaunkar  David Jiles (Faculty Advisor)
Cajetan Nlebedim (Faculty Advisor)
Neelam Prabhu Gaunkar (Student)
Iowa State University
Topic: High Sensitivity Probe for Magnetic Non-destructive Evaluation
 Simon LaFlamme  Hussam Saleem
Simon Laflamme (Faculty Advisor)
Hussam Saleem (Student)
Iowa State University
Topic: Study of a Bio-Inspired Membrane for NDE of Composite Structures
 Prem Chahal  Kyoung Park Premjeet Chahal (Faculty Advisor)
Kyoung Park (Student)
Michigan State University 
Topic: Structural Health Monitoring using THz Metamaterial Sensors
 Stefan Hurlebaus  Joshua White Stefan Hurlebaus (Faculty Advisor)
Joshua White (Student)
The Texas A&M University 
Topic: Condition Assessment of Bridge Post-Tensioning Using NDE Methods

*Recipient Biography(s) will be published in the October 2013 Issue of Materials Evaluation

Past Award Recipients

DOWNLOAD: Past Fellowship Award Recipients

HQ Contact

For additional award information, please contact:

Michelle Thomas
Administrative Assistant
ASNT, Inc.
1711 Arlingate Lane
PO Box 28518
Columbus, OH 43228
Phone: 614-274-6003 Ext. 223
Fax: 614-274-6899
Email: mthomas@asnt.org