A point of clarification about ISB student grant eligibility:

According to the ISB Constitution, "Student Members shall

be full time students in an academic program related to

biomechanics". This means only full-time students are

eligible for the ISB Student grants.




International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

Student Grant Guidelines


Student members of ISB are eligible for the following three grants. A

number of competitive grants will be awarded each year. All grant

amounts are shown in US dollars.


1) The Matching Dissertation Grant Program:


There will be several competitive grants of $2000 made 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 $2000. This program is applicable to those
who

are doctoral candidates and are seeking assistance with costs of their

dissertation research.

Applications should include the following:

a) a 3 page summary which includes the purpose, hypotheses,
reference

to key related literature, study design, methods, timetable
for the

measurements and budget.

b) CV of the applicant: 2-3 pages in length (include list of
publications,

current grade point average, results of any standardized tests
that the

applicant has taken (ie.GRE)).

c) a document from her/his institution or other source which
ensures

provision of the matching $2000

d) a one page recommendation from the dissertation advisor who
must

also be an ISB member at the time of application.

Applications are to be received by January 15, 1999. Notification to

applicants will be by March 25, 1999. Recipients will present results
at the

ISB Congress and acknowledge ISB support in any publications. A report

to the council will include accounting of how funds were spent.
Recipients

will be encouraged to publish their work in one of the ISB-affiliated
journals.


2) The International Travel Grant Program:


In order to allow student members to travel abroad to experience science
in

other cultures, we will offer several grants of $2000 for travel which is
related

to biomechanics research. A report on the accomplishments during

the trip will be expected by the Executive Council. Applications
should

include:

a) 3 page proposal which includes the purpose of the visit,
timetable,

activities to be involved in, the total budget for the visit
(including other

financial assistance, etc.)

b) CV of the applicant: 2-3 pages in length (include list of
publications,

current grade point average, results of any standardized tests
that the

applicant has taken (ie. GRE)).

c) a document from the host institution verifying support for the
visit

d) a recommendation letter of support for the travel from the
applicant's

supervisor who must also be an ISB member at the time of
application.

Applications are to be received by January 15, 1999. Notification to
applicants

will be by March 25, 1999. Recipients will submit a brief report to the
committee

which will be published in the Newsletter.


3) The Congress Travel Grant Program:


This grant is offered only in the years of ISB Congress, therefore, this
grant will

be offered in 1999. ISB Congresses provide 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

between different continents, it is often very difficult for students to
afford to

travel to the Congresses or to pay the registration fee if they can
travel. Starting

with the 1999 ISB Congress in Calgary, we will offer several travel

grants of $1000 to student members who will be presenting their
research

results at ISB Congresses.

Applications should include the following:

a) the proposal should have a maximum length of 3-4 pages including
a

copy of the submitted abstract and, the total budget for the
travel.

b) CV of the applicant: 2-3 pages in length (include list of
publications,

current grade point average, results of any standardized tests
that the

applicant has taken (ie. GRE)).

c) a one page recommendation from the supervisor who must also be
an

ISB member at the time of application.

Recipients will submit a brief report to the committee which will be
published in

the Newsletter. Applications are to be received by January 15, 1999.
Notification

to applicants will be by March 25, 1999.



Grant applications should be mailed to: Dr. Mary Rodgers

Department of
Physical Therapy

University of
Maryland SOM

100 Penn
Street

Baltimore, MD
21201 USA

Email:
mrodgers@umaryland.edu

Telephone: (410)
706-5658

Fax: (410)
706-6387



Student Grant Committee:

Dr. Mary Rodgers Dr. Keijo Häkkinen

Department of Physical Therapy Department of Biology of Physical
Activity

University of Maryland University of Jyväskylä

100 Penn Street PO Box 35

Baltimore, MD 21201 USA 40351 Jyväskylä

USA FINLAND

Tel: +410 706-5658 Tel: +358 14 602076

Fax: +410 706-6387 Fax: +358 14 602071

e-mail: mrodgers@umaryland.edu e-mail:Hakkinen@maila.jyu.fi



Dr.Gisela Sjøgaard Dr. Peter Cavanagh

Department of Sports Science Center for Locomotion Studies

University of Odense Room 10
IntramuralBuilding

Campusvej 55 Pennsylvania State
University

DK-5230 Odense M University Park, PA 6802

DENMARK USA

Tel: +45 65 57 3423 Tel: +1 814 865 1972

Fax: +45 66 15 8612 Fax: +1 814 863 4755

e-mail: gis@sportmed.ou.dk e-mail: prc@psu.edu


Dr. Christopher L (Kit) Vaughan

Department of Biomedical Engineering

University of Cape Town

Observatory, Cape 7915

SOUTH AFRICA

Tel: + 27 21 406 6238

Fax: + 27 21 448 3291

e-mail: kvaughan@anat.uct.ac.za


Student members who do not plan to apply for grants, but would be
interested

in serving on the student grants committee are asked to contact Dr.
Rodgers.


ISB membership information may be obtained from the ISB Web site at:


http://www.kin.calgary.ca/isb/


or by contacting ISB Treasurer:


Dr. Graeme A Wood Tel: +61 9 389 8009

The University of Western Australia Fax: +61 9 386 8589

Nedlands e-mail:
gwood@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Western Australia 6907

AUSTRALIA



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Mary M. Rodgers, PhD, PT

Chair and Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy

University of Maryland SOM

100 Penn Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

(410)706-5658

Fax (410)706-6387

mrodgers@umaryland.edu

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