Medical Physics Graduate Student Scholarship

The ACR offers a travel scholarship for graduate students in medical physics to attend the ACR annual meeting.

If the annual meeting is transitioned to a virtual format due to further COVID concerns, an academic stipend of $250 will be awarded in lieu of a travel grant.

Applicants will be required to tell us in two minutes or less why they want to attend the ACR Annual Meeting (via audio file: .wav, .mp3, or .m4a). In order to be effective members of the medical community, medical physicists should be able to communicate the value and relevance of their work to healthcare professionals outside of medical physics. To this end, applicants will also be required to summarize their graduate research in 500 words or less. The summary should be easily understood by readers with no background knowledge; submissions will be judged on both content and comprehensibility.

Top submissions may be featured in the ACR Bulletin.

Goal of scholarship


  • Improve diversity and inclusion within medical radiological professions
  • Improve the recognition and value of ACR membership
  • Provide opportunities to interact with practicing radiologists, radiation oncologists, and other medical physicists through discussion, networking, and mentorship
  • Offer first-hand experience of ACR governance, resources, and staff
  • Showcase outstanding medical physics research

Recipient requirements and how to apply


  • Be enrolled in a CAMPEP-accredited graduate program
  • Become an ACR Member-in-Training
  • Complete and submit an application by the stated deadline
  • Complete pre- and post-conference surveys
  • Provide a post-meeting write-up on their experience (content from post-meeting write-ups may be used in ACR publications and marketing materials)
  • Submit a W-9 form
  • Students may receive the scholarship only once
  • We recommend having a professional portrait available so that the selected candidate(s) may be featured in ACR social media posts without delay

Application period is now open.

The Travel Scholarship application deadline is December 11, 2021. Please note that this is a hard deadline. The application form will cease to accept new applications after 11:59 pm on December 11, 2021. If you have questions about the application process, please contact Dustin Gress, ACR senior advisor for medical physics, at dgress@acr.org.