ASNT Fellowship Award

ASNT Fellowship Award

Award Amount: $20,000

Number of Awards: 5

Deadline: October 15

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, the world’s largest technical society for nondestructive testing (NDT) professionals, is now accepting applications for its ASNT Fellowship Award. In order to apply, universities or colleges with post-graduate engineering and science research programs are eligible. The purpose of the program provides assistance to university or college graduate students in defraying costs of their postgraduate research in NDT/NDE.

Host Institution:

The American Society for Nondestructive Testing, Inc. (ASNT) was founded in 1941 (under the name of The American Industrial Radium and X-Ray Society) and currently boasts a membership of more than 16,000 including nearly 700 Corporate Partner affiliated companies. ASNT is a non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors and national officers.


  • Universities or colleges with post-graduate engineering and science research programs are eligible. Specific accreditation, such as ABET accreditation, is not required.
  • 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.
  • The student must meet the requirement for the degree program described in the proposal as required by the nominating university.

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, the applicant can submit an online application and upload your proposal on the given link:

Supporting Documents:

One proposal per faculty member: 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, and 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.

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

Award Description:

  • The Financial Awards Committee selects up to (5) five $20,000 awards each year.
  • The funds 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.
  • When the Fellowship student recipient presents their findings at the annual conference, ASNT shall provide reimbursement for a coach/economy flight (up to $500) and for 1 night’s hotel lodging. Full conference registration will also be waived.
  • The Financial Awards Committee will provide its recommendation to the ASNT Board of Directors during ASNT’s Research Symposium

Detailed Information Link:

Contact Information:

For any questions regarding the Fellowship process or timeline, contact ASNT’s Program Coordinator, Jessica Ames (