International Society of Biomechanics
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ISB Student Grants

Updated October 22nd 2016

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 financial 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 2017 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 15th 2016, with applicants being notified by February 1st 2017.

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.

Application forms are available here and applications will be received twice a year: by December 15th 2016 and May 30th 2017. Applicants will be notified by February 1st 2017 and July 1st 2017 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. This year it will be offered to help reducing the travel expenses to attend the XXVI ISB Congress in Brisbane, 23 – 27 July 2017. 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) to those meant to present their research results at the 2017 ISB Congress in Brisbane. The student must be first author of the Abstract and presenter of the paper.

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 20th 2016 with applicants being notified by February 1st 2017.

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 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.

Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by February 28th 2017. Applicants will be notified by May 1st 2017.

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 15th 2016, with applicants being notified by February 1st 2017.

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, Dr. Felipe Carpe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or the Officer for Affiliated Societies Bart Koopman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

6) Grant Summary Table

2016 Grants
  Type of Student Grant
MDGITGCTG (Brisbane)TGTGIADG
3 Page Proposal Yes Yes - - Yes
Abstract - - Yes Yes -
CV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Recommendation LettersSupervisor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Your Institution Yes - - - -
Host Institution - Yes No - Yes
Budget Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Applications Due Dec 15, 2016 1) Dec 15, 2016
2) May 30, 2017
Dec 20, 2016 Feb 28, 2017 Dec 15, 2016
Notification of Award Feb 1, 2017 1) Feb 1, 2017
2) Jul 1, 2017
Feb 1, 2017 May 15, 2017 Feb 1, 2017

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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • 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.
  • Please use only the Electronic application form (ISB_Student_Grant_Form_V6.pdf), filled in electronically (by Acrobat etc.).
  • Please send the file(s) to the address here below, including in the email a comprehensive Title of the project/proposal.
  • Please include only the documents requested (.pdf files), nothing else.
  • Please note that email with attachments must total less than 4 MB.

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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