SDMS's core purpose is to enhance the art and science of medicine by advancing medical sonography. As an SDMS member you will join an exclusive network of over 28,000 sonographers and sonography students.
The SDMS provides opportunities to earn and offer continuing medical education (CME). We also have educational resources for the sonography community.
The SDMS offers resources for the sonography industry.
The SDMS supports credentialing for sonographers and provides representation on legislative and regulatory issues that affect the sonography profession.
Formed in 2009, the SDMS Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization affiliated with the SDMS. The SDMS Foundation fosters professional learning and excellence by working to improve the field of diagnostic medical sonography.
The SDMS provides various products for the sonography community.
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) is a professional membership organization founded in 1970 to promote, advance, and educate its members and the medical community in the science of diagnostic medical sonography. The SDMS is the largest association of sonographers and sonography students in the world.
Research Grants | Up to $5000
Submit a unique and compelling research proposal to the SDMS Foundation and you may earn a grant and a chance to publish your findings.
Application deadlines: March 31, October 31
Evans Undergraduate Research Grant | $1000
Are you an undergraduate student enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in sonography or a related discipline? Do you have the itch to pitch a unique sonography-related research topic? Apply to the Evans Undergraduate Research Grant Program for the help you need to get started.
Application deadline: October 31
Student Scholarships | $2500
SDMS student members, if you are participating in sonography educational programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP), this scholarship offers you the opportunity to significantly slash your educational costs.
Application deadlines: June 30, December 31
Advanced Degree Scholarships | $2500
Sonographers, reduce the cost your advanced sonography education. Eligibility for this award includes enrollment in a sonography-related bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program and at least two years of full-time sonography experience.
Application deadline: June 30
Educational Grants | Up to $500
Sonographers, educators, and sonography students, access fund to attend the SDMS Annual Conference so that you can learn, network, and earn SDMS CME credits.
Opens May 10 | First come, first served until gone
Certification Examination Grants | $250
The SDMS Foundation Certification Examination Grant Program provides grants to deserving sonography students and sonographers who wish to further their career by earning additional certifications or specialties. Approved applicants receive a check for $250 following proof of successful exam completion.
Opens monthly on the 1st | 8 grants per month - First come, first served until gone
International Assistance Grants | Up to $1000
SDMS members working internationally in sonography can apply for reimbursement of travel and/or work costs.
Hardship Grants | $160
Financial hardship doesn’t have to derail your SDMS membership status or ability to earn required CME credits. The SDMS Foundation Hardship Grant is your helping hand in times of need.
Ongoing | First come, first served until gone
Emerging Leaders Program
The Emerging Leaders Program provides valuable exposure to the profession, mentorship opportunities, and a free year of SDMS membership to all participants. The program culminates with one member of the cohort receiving a grant to attend the fall SDMS and SDMS Foundation Board of Directors meetings and the SDMS Annual Conference.
Application deadline: October 31, 2023 for 2024
View eligibility information and application details and deadlines for all of the SDMS Foundation Grants and Scholarship Programs at: sdmsfoundation.org
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