*2006 GCMAS Student Conference Awards*

The Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society (GCMAS) is pleased to
announce the availability of Student Conference Awards to support
student participation in the 1^st Annual Joint ESMAC & GCMAS Meeting, to
be held September 28-30, 2006 in Amsterdam. These awards are funded
through generous donations of GCMAS members and vendors who support
movement analysis. Each year the society strives to support 9 students
with $ 500 to offset the expense of attending the conference.
Information about the 1^st Annual Joint ESMAC & GCMAS Meeting is
available online at http://www.jegm06.org/. The number of awards
available is yet to be determined; however, we hope to offer 9 awards.
This year preference will be given to those students applying from the
United States, however, all applicants will be considered for an award.

These awards are available to full-time and part-time students in
clinical and technical areas relevant to movement analysis. Membership
in the GCMAS is not a requirement for an award. Award recipients will be
selected on a competitive basis using selection criteria that include:
motivation to attend the meeting (communicated through a statement on
the award application); membership in the GCMAS (preference will be
given to student members); involvement in a movement analysis
laboratory; level of participation in the conference (presenting or
co-authoring a paper); and academic performance. Preference is
typically given to those students contributing to the scientific content
of the meeting by presenting their research. To encourage students from
the United States to attend, preference will also be given to those
students, however, all applicants will be considered for an award.

The application form and detailed instructions for applying can be
downloaded from the meeting website by clicking on GCMAS Student Award.
Applications should be submitted as early as possible, and not later
than May 17, 2006. Students will be notified of their award status by
June 7th.

Please direct any questions about the award to me at jhouck@ithaca.edu.

On behalf of the GCMAS Education Committee, I encourage all students to
apply for this award, and I look forward to seeing you at the GCMAS
Annual Meeting.

Best regards,

Jeff Houck, PhD, PT
Selection Committee Chairperson