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ISB Student Grants

Student Grant Guidelines 2023

Updated December 2022

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.

Please note that there is ONE APPLICATION FORM required for ALL of these grants.

The grants available for 2023 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.

Applications are to be received by January 3rd 2023, with applicants being notified by February 15th 2023.

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 countries and cultures, and to build up international collaborations we will offer several grants of up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research. A relevant and feasible project must be defined, with appropriate research activities to be performed by the applicant at the host institution during the visit (typically 4-6 weeks), agreed by the applicant's supervisor and the host institution. A report on the accomplishments during the trip is required by the committee.

Applications will be received twice a year: by January 3rd 2023, and May 29th 2023. Applicants will be notified by February 15th, 2023 and July 1st 2023 respectively.

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.

 

3) The Congress Travel Grant program (CTG):

This grant is offered only in the years of an ISB Congress. It will be offered to help reducing the travel expenses to attend the XXIX ISB Congress in 2023. 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 (from $US600 up to $US1200, according to the distance from the Congress city). The student must be first author of the Abstract and presenter of the paper.

Applications are to be received by February 1st 2023, with applicants being notified by March 15th, 2023.

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.

4) The Postdoctoral Fellow Congress Travel Grant program (PD_CTG):

The ISB will be supporting a NEW post-doc congress travel grant for 2023. Many current post-docs missed out on the opportunity to build their international network as the 2021 meeting in Stockholm was transitioned to a virtual meeting. The new PD_CTG will be offered to help reducing the travel expenses to attend the XXIX ISB Congress in Fukuoka, Japan 2023. 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. We will offer several travel grants ($US500each) to individuals who hold a title of postdoctoral fellow or similar trainee designation. The postdoc must be first author of the Abstract and presenter of the paper.

Applications are to be received by Feb 1, 2023, with applicants being notified by March 15th, 2023.

5) 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 reducing the travel expenses to attend meetings of the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (3DAHM), 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 the students who will be presenting their research results at the aforementioned Technical Group meetings.

Applications are to be received by February 28th 2023. Applicants will be notified by May 1st 2023.

 

6) 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.

Applications are to be received by January 3rd 2023, with applicants being notified by February 15th 2023.

Note: Students from the economically developing countries may obtain further financial assistance for congress and international travel from the EDC Projects Group. For Developing Countries please contact the EDC Project Officer, Daniel Hahn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or the Officer for Affiliated Societies Jennifer Shin (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

7) Grant Summary Table

2023 Grants Type of Student Grant
MDG ITG CTG (2023) PD_CTG (2023) TGTG IADG
3 Page Proposal Yes Yes - - - Yes
Abstract - - Yes Yes Yes -
CV Yes 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 Yes
Applications Due January 3rd 2023

1) January 3rd 2023

2) May 29, 2023

February 1, 2023 Feb 1, 2023 Feb 28, 2023  January 3rd 2023
Notification of Award Feb 15, 2023

1) Feb 15, 2023

2) Jul 1, 2023

March 15, 2023 March 15, 2023 May 1, 2023 Feb 15, 2023

 

8) Important notes

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Who can apply?

  • Applications will 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. Andrew Cresswell.)
  • 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.

Other criteria

  • ISB student grants do not cover indirect costs or equipment.
  • Student grant recipients MUST submit a brief REPORT (video or written) to the ISB Student Grant Committee which will be published in the Newsletter within 8 weeks of the end of the grant period and may be shared on ISB social media.
  • Please use only the Electronic application form (pdf), filled up electronically (by Acrobat etc.).
  • Please send the file(s) to the address here below, indicate ISB student grant in the email subject line and include in the email body a comprehensive Title of the project/proposal.
  • Please combine all files into a single PDF in the following order 1) ISB Student Grant Form 2) 3-Page Proposal (if applicable) 3) Abstract (if applicable) 4) CV 5) Recommendation letter(s)
  • Please include only the documents requested (.pdf files), nothing else.
  • Please note that email with attachments must total less than 4 MB.

Proposal formatting guidelines

  • Proposals for the MDG, ITG and TADG should be a maximum of 3 pages.
  • Font size must be 11 points or larger. Smaller text in figures, graphs, diagrams and charts is acceptable, as long as it is legible when the page is viewed at 100%
  • Proposals may be single spaced but with no more than six lines per inch.
  • The budget should be included within the 3-page proposal limit as a table or brief paragraph.
  • References may be included on additional pages as needed.

 

9) How to submit

Email the application to:  Dr. Katherine Boyer, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
**Please write ISB student grant in the email subject line**.