Faculty Grant

Grant Information

  • Purpose: The purpose of the competition is to provide an annual incentive to faculty members in ABET-accredited engineering programs to revise their existing course(s) or to develop new courses to teach nondestructive testing and evaluation by providing financial resources for this purpose.
  • Eligibility: Faculty members from ABET-accredited engineering programs are encouraged to submit proposals for the ASNT Faculty Grant Award. No more than one (1) application per faculty member will be considered.
  • Method of Selection: The University Programs Committee selects up to two $8,000 grants each year, pending merit and number of submissions.
    • Evaluation Criteria:
      A critical review will be made of all proposals by faculty and other scientists active in the area of NDT. Each proposal will be evaluated utilizing the following criteria:
      • Thoroughness of approach
      • Documentation on number of students likely to be impacted
      • Level of cost-sharing
      • Qualification of faculty members
      • Letter of support from departmental administrator
      *See recommended format for proposals below.
  • Form of Grant: $8,000 in funding and Certificate in Walnut Frame
  • Conditions of Grant: Each recipient is required to submit a written report within one (1) month following the stated completion date of the proposed program that would describe in detail the course outline, textbooks and references that were used, and include originals of any audio-visual materials developed. Please submit final report to Michelle Thomas, Administrative Assistant, at: mthomas@asnt.org.

    Please note: ASNT must be granted a royalty-free license for reproduction and distribution of such items.

  • Materials Submitted: Proposal (see below)
  • Grant Timeline:
    • Announcements are made in the: September Issue of Materials Evaluation
    • Nomination deadline: 1st of December (ASNT office is closed Saturdays and Sundays)
    • 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: May (50% awarded at start); 25% upon filing final report; 25% on report approval
    • Awards will be presented at ASNT’s Annual Conference
    • Submission of written final report within one month following the stated completion date of the proposed program that would describe in detail the course outline, textbooks and references that were used and include originals of any audio-visual materials developed. Please submit final report to Michelle Thomas, Administrative Assistant, at: mthomas@asnt.org.

Proposal

All Faculty Grant proposals should be formatted as follows:

Length: The proposal, with all supporting materials, should not exceed twenty (20) single-sided sheets in reasonable font size (single-spaced).
Title Page: The title page should list the title, the university name, the name of the faculty member submitting the proposal, address, telephone number, and signatures of the faculty member and appropriate university officials.
Table of Contents: The table of contents should contain a list of the major sections of the proposal and the page numbers where they may be found.
Proposed Program: The proposal shall describe a detailed program that has as its principal objective the modification of an existing course(s) or the development of a new course to teach nondestructive testing methods and applications.
Budget: The proposal shall contain a budget detailing the use of the grant funds.  No indirect costs (overhead) can be charged against these grant funds.  It is anticipated that the grant funds will be used to pay faculty salaries, purchase curriculum materials, or audio-visual materials.   Substantial cost-sharing by the faculty member’s institution is expected.   Requests up to $8,000 will be considered.  No more than one (1) application per faculty member will be considered.
Biographical Information: Background information on the faculty submitting the proposal should be included.  If possible, use ASNT’s Biographic Data Form for this information (download form below).
Letter of Support from Department Administrator: The proposal should contain a letter of support from the departmental administrator.

*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

Current Grant Recipient(s)

2013 Recipients of the Faculty Grant are:

Todd Sulcheck 

Todd Sulchek
Georgia Institute of Technology

 Jiang Xiaoning

Xiaoning Jiang
North Carolina State University

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

Past Grant Recipients

DOWNLOAD: Past Faculty Grant Recipients

HQ Contact

For additional grant 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