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Student Grant Guidelines 2015

Updated October 6th 2014

Contents

  1. The Matching Dissertation Grant Program (MDG)
  2. The International Travel Grant Program (ITG)
  3. The Congress Travel Grant Program (CTG)
  4. The Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant Program (TGTG)
  5. The International Affiliate Development Grant Program (IADG)
  6. Grant Summary Table
  7. Important Notes
  8. How to Submit

Student members of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) are eligible for the following grants. A number of competitive grants are awarded each year, and in the year of the ISB Congress. All grant amounts are shown in US dollars. The grants available for 2015 are as follows and the required documentation and important dates are summarized in the grant table below.

1) The Matching Dissertation Grant Program (MDG)

There will be several competitive grants of $US2500 awarded for doctoral dissertation research. A condition is that the applicant will have a commitment from her/his institution or another source to provide a further matching $US2500 or equivalent. This program is applicable to those who are doctoral candidates and are seeking assistance with costs of their dissertation research.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by December 15 2014, with applicants being notified by February 1 2015.

Note: Recipients will be expected to present results at the next ISB Congress, (although receipt of the award does not imply any obligation that ISB will provide support to attend) and acknowledge ISB support in any publications. Recipients will be encouraged to publish their work in one of the ISB-affiliated journals.

2) The International Travel Grant Program (ITG)

In order to allow student members to travel abroad to experience science in other cultures, we will offer several grants of up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research. A report on the accomplishments during the trip is required by the committee.

Application forms are available here and applications will be received twice a year: December 15, 2014 and May 30 2015. Applicants will be notified by February 1 2015 and July 1 2015 respectively.

3) The Congress Travel Grant Program (CTG)

This grant is offered only in the years of an ISB Congress. This year, it will be offered to help reduce the travel expenses to attend the XXV ISB Congress in Glasgow, Scotland (http://www.isbglasgow.com). The ISB Congress provides a wonderful opportunity for exchange of information and for meeting other scientists who can be influential in the development of new directions. By virtue of the need to move the congresses among different continents, it is often very difficult for students to afford to travel to the Congress or to pay the registration fee if they can travel. However, we will offer several travel grants (up to $US1000) to sucessful students who will be presenting their research at the 2015 ISB Congress in Glasgow.

Note: Students from an institution in an EDC region will be considered for additional funding according to their submitted budget. A separate application for the EDC Congress Travel Grant Program will not be necessary. Please clearly indicate on your application that your main affiliation is with an EDC institution.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by December 15 2014, with applicants being notified by February 1 2015.

4) The Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant Program (TGTG)

This grant is offered to the student members of the ISB attending the affiliated Technical Group meetings. It will be offered to help reduce the travel expenses to attend meetings of the 3-D Human Movement (3DHM), the International Shoulder Group (ISG), Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG), and Technical Group on Computer Simulation (TGCS). By virtue of the need to move the meetings among different continents, it is often very difficult for students to afford to travel to the meetings or to pay the registration fee if they can travel. However, we will offer travel grants (up to $US 500) to sucessful students who will be presenting their research results at the aforementioned Technical Group meetings.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by February 28 2015. Applicants will be notified by May 1 2015.

5) The International Affiliate Development Grant Program (IADG)

This grant of up to $US2500 is offered to student biomechanists from low income or restricted currency countries to enable them to spend time in an approved, established biomechanics laboratory or to attend a relevant, approved training course.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by December 15 2014, with applicants being notified by February 1 2015.

Note: Students from the Economically Developing Countries (EDC) may obtain further financial assistance for congress and international travel from the EDC Projects Group. Please contact the EDC Project Officer, Dr. Andrea Hemmerich ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), or the Developing Countries Officer, Prof. Bart Koopman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

6) Grant Summary Table

2014 Grants

Type of Student Grant

MDG

ITG

CTG

TGTG

IADG

3 Page Proposal

Yes

Yes

-

-

Yes

Abstract

-

-

Yes

Yes

-

CV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recommendation Letters

Supervisor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Your Institution

Yes

-

-

-

-

Host Institution

-

Yes

No

-

Yes

Budget

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Applications Due

Dec 15, 2014

1) Dec 15, 2014

2) May 30, 2015

Dec 15, 2014

Feb 28, 2015

Dec 15, 2014

Notification of Award

Feb 1, 2015

1) Feb 1, 2015

2) Jul 1, 2015

Feb 1, 2015

May 15, 2015

Feb 1, 2015

7) Important Notes

  • Please only use the electronic application form (ISB_Student_Grant_Form_V6.pdf), completed electronically using Adobe Acrobat or equivalent.
  • Please send the file(s) to the address in "How to Submit" shown below, including a comprehensive Title of the project/proposal in the email.
  • Please be aware that applications can only be accepted from applicants and their supervisors who are FINANCIAL members. (Please provide the ISB membership number in your application. It can be obtained from the ISB Member Database or from ISB Treasurer / Membership Secretary, Dr. Graeme Wood.)
  • ISB student grants do not cover indirect costs or equipment.
  • ISB student grants are intended for students only, not post-docs.
  • First time applicants are preferred, but others can be considered if the funds allow.
  • Applicants will generally only be considered for one ISB student grant in any one application round.
  • The evaluation committee is authorized to limit the number of applications per institution.
  • Student grant recipients MUST submit a brief REPORT to the ISB Student Grant Committee which will be published in the Newsletter.

8) How to Submit

Email the files for the application to:

Dr. Alberto Leardini
Movement Analysis Laboratory
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Via di Barbiano 1/10
40136 Bologna, Italy
Tel: +39 051 6366522
Fax: +39 051 6366561
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