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Luis Fernando Aragon
03-31-1998, 08:29 AM
Dear fellow scientists, I am happy to share this information with you.
Please forward to anyone you know who is a Latin American student. Note that
sports biomechanics is certainly an area of interest, being part of exercise
science.

Luis Aragón.

Call for proposals
Student Grant Program for Latin America, 1998
Gatorade Sports Science Institute

The Latin America Board of Advisors in Science and Education of the Gatorade
Sports Science Institute (GSSI), is initiating a student grant program to
promote research in physical education, sports nutrition, exercise science
and sports medicine in this region of the world. Latin American students
currently enrolled in schools in Latin America are eligible for the
following two new grants. A number of competitive grants will be awarded in
1998. See application form below.

1. Research project support grant (awards of up to U.S.$1.000 each).

There will be several competitive grants of $1000 made for graduate thesis
or doctoral dissertation research. This program is applicable to those who
are graduate (post-baccaleaurate) students, are ready to start their thesis
work and are seeking assistance with costs of their dissertation research.

Applications may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Applications should include the following:

a) a 5-page summary which includes the project title, student name and
institution, rationale and purpose, reference to key related literature,
study design, methods, statystical analyses to be performed, timetable for
the measurements and budget. Three additional BLIND copies must be included
(omit student name and institution)
b) CV (resume) of the applicant: 2-3 pages in length
c) a transcript from her/his institution with courses taken and grades obtained
d) a one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant's supervisor
e) a certification of student status from the applicant's University
f) a detailed list of other funding agencies (requested, pending, or approved)
g) a completed 1998 student grant application form (see below).

Applications are to be received by July 1, 1998. Notification to applicants
will be mailed by September 15, 1998. Recipients will present a copy of
their final report to GSSI, and acknowledge GSSI support in all
publications. A report to GSSI will include accounting of how funds were
spent. Recipients will be acknowledged in our GSSI website and other GSSI
publications.

2. ACSM Annual Meeting Presentation Grant. (awards of U.S.$1.000 for travel
and lodging or registration support).

This grant was offered on a trial basis in 1997. The American College of
Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for
exchange of information and for meeting other scientists who can be
influential in the development of new directions. It also provides a unique
opportunity to share the research that is being done in Latin America.
However, it is often very difficult for students to afford to travel to the
Congress or to pay the registration fee if they can travel. In 1998, GSSI
will offer several travel grants of $1000 to Latin American students to
present at the 1999 ACSM annual meeting. Abstracts will be evaluated based
on their scientific merit.

Applications may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Applications should include the following:

a) a 3-page proposal that includes the abstract, a commitment of the student
to submit the abstract for consideration before the pertinent ACSM deadline,
and a general budget for the trip. Three additional BLIND copies must be
included (omit student name and institution)
b) CV (resume) of the applicant: 2-3 pages in length (include list of
publications and coursework)
c) a one page recommendation from the applicant's supervisor
d) a certification of student status from the applicant's University
e) a detailed list of other funding agencies (requested, pending, or approved)
f) a completed 1998 student grant application form (see below).

Applications for the 1999 ACSM meeting are to be received by August 1, 1998.
Notification to applicants will be mailed on October 2, 1998. Recipients
will present a copy of the letter of abstract acceptance from ACSM as a
condition to receive the award, and should acknowledge GSSI support in their
presentation. A report to GSSI will include accounting of how funds were
spent and a brief report of their experience. Recipients will be
acknowledged in our GSSI website and other GSSI publications.

Both types of grant proposals will undergo a blind process of review by
members of the GSSI Board of Advisors in Science and Education (BASE), Latin
America.

Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Board of Advisors in Science and Education, Latin America

Ricardo Javornik, M.D.
Chairman, BASE América Latina
Caracas, VENEZUELA

Francisco Arroyo-Paz, M.D.
Sportmed
Guadalajara, MEXICO

Néstor Lentini, M.D.
CENARD
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

Flavia Meyer, M.D., Ph.D.
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Porto Alegre, BRASIL

Víctor Matsudo, M.D.
CELAFISCS
Sâo Paulo, BRASIL

Turibio Leite de Barros Neto, Ph.D.
CEMAFE
Sâo Paulo, BRASIL

Anita Rivera-Brown, M.S.
Centro de Salud Deportiva y Ciencias del Ejercicio
Salinas, PUERTO RICO

Pedro Reinaldo García, R.D.
Instituto Nacional de Deportes
Caracas, VENEZUELA

Wálter Salazar, Ph.D.
Universidad de Costa Rica
San José, COSTA RICA

Juan Manuel Sarmiento, M.D.
Escuela Colombiana de Medicina
Santafé de Bogotá, COLOMBIA

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Gatorade Sports Science Institute
1998 STUDENT GRANT APPLICATION FORM -
(Please TYPE or PRINT clearly)

ELIGIBILITY: Latin American students currently enrolled in schools in Latin
America.

Family Name__________________ Given Name(s)_____________ Title____


Department________________________________________ ______________


University/Institute_________________________________________ ______

Address Street____________________________________________ ______

City____________________________ State__________________

Country____________________________ Postcode____________

Telephone number* _______________ Fax number* _________________

(*) Please include country code and city code.

E-mail address _______________________________

Student Grant Applied for: Research _____ Presentation _____


Please mail to:
Luis F. Aragón-Vargas., Ph.D.
Attention: GSSI student research grants
Gatorade Sports Science Institute
617 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 U.S.A.

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Luis Fernando Aragon-Vargas, PhD
Scientist, Gatorade Sports Science Institute
Professor, School of Physical Education, Universidad de Costa Rica

e-mail: laragon@cariari.ucr.ac.cr

Courier (street) address:

Luis F. Aragon
Consultorios Profesionales
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Luis Fernando Aragon V.
P.O. Box 686, 2350 San Jose
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