ASNT 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 are eligible.  Faculty Advisor must meet the requirement for directing the student’s graduate degree program as required by the nominating university.   No more than one proposal per faculty member will be considered annually.  

Student must meet the requirement for the degree program described in the proposal as required by the nominating university.  The fund shall be used as described in the proposal submitted as part of the application documentation.  The intent is to support the students in the conduct of their studies or research need towards attaining a graduate level degree.

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 the committee, using the information guidelines or other appropriate criteria as bases, agreed by the committee members based on their experiences and the contents and quality of the submitted proposals:
  • How novel is the research
  • Value of potential contribution
  • Soundness of technical approach
  • Scope of the proposed research effort
  • Potential for successful completion
  • Adequacy of the proposal team
  • Adequacy of the facilities
*See recommended format for proposals below.

Form of Award

$20,000 in funding and Certificate in Walnut Frame

Materials Submitted

Proposal (see below)

Award Timeline

  • Announcements are made in the: September Issue of Materials Evaluation
  • Nomination deadline: Applications begin 1 September and end 15 October. All applications need to be submitted electronically
  • 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. The grant funds shall be directed to the contracting office of the university or college department of the approved recipient for disbursal as described in the proposal.
  • 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 Annual Conference following the completion of the research. ASNT will provide an airline ticket and hotel room for the conference, and will waive conference fees.

Nomination

The application should be in the form of a proposal for a graduate level research project from the university outlining what the program or graduate study activity will consist of and how long they will manage the fellowship.

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. It shall specify the anticipated starting date, estimated date of completion and to who the funds are to be disbursed.

Abstract: A brief executive summary of the nature and scope of the research to be performed.

Research Proposal: This should contain a detailed description of the graduate research project indicating the objectives, planned approach, the expected results.

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 equipment and other appropriate resources 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. In addition, please complete ASNT’s Biographical Data Form for this information (download form below).

Recipient Only: Background information on the graduate student is required.

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


Click Here to Submit Your Nomination Online

Current 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
  • Cajetan Nlebedim
  • Neelam Prabhu 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


  • Premjeet 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


Past Award Recipients

Download: Past Fellowship Award Recipients

HQ Contact

For additional award information, please contact:

Michelle Thomas
Awards Administration
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