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Phil Martin
09-22-1997, 11:10 AM
ASB Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Program
Year 2
Second Announcement
Request for Letters of Intent
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15, 1997

An important mission of the American Society of Biomechanics is to
facilitate the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science.
Last year the ASB initiated the Graduate Student Grant-in-Aid Program, the
purpose of which is to aid and encourage student members of ASB in pursuing
biomechanics research by offering a source of research funding. Awards,
which will be distributed on a competitive basis, are meant to offset the
costs directly associated with conducting the research. Funds may be used
for small equipment items, materials and supplies, and animal or subject
costs, but cannot be used to support travel costs or salaries. The
Executive Board anticipates making 3-5 awards for the second funding period
that will begin July 1, 1998. Award amounts are expected to range from
$500 to $2500 for a one-year period. Students must be members of ASB or
have a membership application pending no later than October 15, 1997 to be
eligible for an award. In addition, expected graduation date should not be
earlier than December, 1998.

A two-stage review process will be used. Interested students must
first submit a letter of intent that is postmarked no later than October
15,1997. Submissions by electronic mail (ASCII text) and fax will also be
accepted. The letter of intent should identify: 1) the significance of and
need for the research to be conducted, 2) specific aims and hypotheses to
be examined, and 3) a brief overview of the methods to be employed. The
letter of intent should not exceed two single-spaced pages. Page margins
should not be less than 2 cm and font size not less than 10 point.

Those who receive a favorable review at this stage will be invited to
submit a full research proposal by Monday, March 3, 1998. The funding
cycle will run from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

Letters of intent should be submitted to:

Philip E. Martin, Ph.D.
Dept. of Exercise Science & Physical Education
Box 870404
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-0404
email: philip.martin@asu.edu
phone: (602) 965-1023
fax: (602) 965-8108