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Student Grant Guidelines 2014

Updated 15 October 2013

Contents

  1. The Matching Dissertation Grant Program
  2. The International Affiliate Development Grant Program
  3. The Congress Travel Grant Program
  4. The International Travel Grant Program
  5. The Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant Program
  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 2014 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 2013, with applicants being notified by February 1 2014.

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 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 2013, with applicants being notified by February 1 2014.

Note: Students from the economically developing countries 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 email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or the Affiliated Societies & Developing Countries Officer, António Veloso (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

3) The Congress Travel Grant Program (CTG):

This grant is offered only in the years of an ISB Congress. Therefore, it will be offered in 2015 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) who will be presenting their research results 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 hereand applications are to be received by December 15 2014 and applicants will be notified by February 1 2015.

4) 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, 2013 and May 30 2014. Applicants will be notified by February 1 2014 and July 1 2014 respectively.

5) The Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant Program (TGTG):

This grant is offered to the student members of the ISB attending the affiliated Technical Groups. 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) who will be presenting their research results at the aforementioned TG meetings.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by April 30 2014. Applicants will be notified by June 1 2014.

6) Grant Summary Table[AL1] 

2014 Grants

Type of Student Grant

MDG

IADG

CTG

ITG

TGTG

3 Page Proposal

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

No 

Abstract

No No

Yes

No

Yes

CV

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Recommendation Letters

Supervisor

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Your Institution

Yes

No No No No

Host Institution

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

Budget

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Applications Due

Dec 15, 2013

Dec 15, 2014

1) Dec 15, 2013

2) May 30, 2014

Apr 30, 2014

Notification of Award

Feb 1, 2014

Feb 1, 2015

1) Feb 1, 2014

2) Jul 1, 2014

Jun 1, 2014

7) Important Notes

  • 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 .pdf file of 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
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 [AL1]Table to be updated (just dates), in the original format

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