ASUM Research and Grants

The Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine provides funding for two research grants of up to $20,000 annually. These grants are available to researchers who have been members of ASUM for at least the two years prior to application.

1 June

Expressions of Interest (EOI) applications open

1 September
Expressions of Interest (EOI) close

30 September
EOIs evaluated and Full Applications invited

30 October
Full Applications close

15 December
Successful applicants contacted

First instalment paid (40% of award)

Progress report due and second installment paid (30% of award)

Presentation at the ASM and final installment paid (remainder 30% of award)

Submission of manuscript to AJUM once research study has been complete

Please refer to the Research and Grants Handbook for more information.

EOI Form

  • Opens 1 June
  • Closes 1 September
  • Full applications will be invited from successful EOI applicants


Alison Lee-Tannock and Dr Sailesh Kumar

Characterisation of Fetal, Neonatal and Childhood cardiac function in fetuses at risk of cardiac dysfunction

Assoc Prof James Rippey, Dr Jason Scop and Dr Ian Gawthrope

The Practice and Impact of subspecialist Emergency Physician sonologists (DDU) in a Tertiary Emergency Department


Larissa Bligh and Dr Sailesh Kumar

Development of a screening test for intrapartum fetal compromise using the fetal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) and maternal PIGF levels

Name: Larissa Bligh

Research project title: Antenatal screening for intrapartum fetal compromise in low risk women

Awarded in for : 2015; $20 000

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Dr Nilkant Phad and Dr Koert de Waal

Comparison of common methods of left ventricular volume quantification in preterm infants


Dr Stefan Kane and Professor Shaun Brennecke

Maternal ophthalmic artery Doppler waveform analysis in the assessment and management of pre-eclampsia

1Dr Stefan Kane MBBS BA BMedSc FRANZCOG DDU is a consultant obstetrician undertaking subspecialist training in maternal fetal medicine at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.

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Associate Professor Donna Taylor, Dr James Seow and Dr Deepthi Nanayakkara

Ultrasound visible breast biopsy markers: can these be used for preoperative ultrasound guided lesion localisation?


Assoc Prof Konstantin Yastrebov, Prof Anthony McLean and Prof John Myburgh

CHAISE study: Comparative Haemodynamic Assessment: InvaSive and Echocardiographic techniques


Name: Konstantin Yastrebov

Research project title: Comparative Haemodynamic Assessment: InvaSive and Echocardiographic techniques (CHAISE)

Awarded in for : Awarded in 2013 for $ 20,000

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Dr Fabricio da Silva Costa and Dr Padma Murthi

First and second trimester prediction of pre-eclampsia


Jenni Sanderson and Prof Alec Welsh

Application of Spatio-temporal Imaging Correlation (STIC) to the placenta and fetal kidney to evaluate perfusion using novel volumetric pulsatility indices

Dr Timothy Schindler and Prof Alec Welsh

Fractional Moving Blood Volume (FMBV) using Doppler images as a measure of cerebral perfusion in the neonate

Kate Russo, Prof Jon Hyett, Dr Peter Muller and Dr Rosalie Grivell

Ultrasound assessment of maternal cardiac function as a predictive tool for pre-eclampsia


Prof Alec Welsh

Fetal cardiovascular evaluation after maternal betamethasonevs dexamethasone administration

Dr Mate Rudas

Echocardiographic evaluation of the haemodynamic effects of PEEP adjustment in patients with acute lung injury in the ICU