Award

NSF-sponsored Student Travel Awards

Application is now closed.

Ten travel awards will be offered by the National Science Foundation to support the participation of US-based students to the Motor Control Group Symposium at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Minneapolis on 29 May 2018. The awards consist of an amount of US $ 500.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a student currently enrolled at a domestic US academic institution.

Procedure

Closed For consideration, the candidate must provide the following documentation:

  1. Applicant information;
  2. Proof of student status at a US institution;
  3. Cover letter with statement of rationale and need for requesting the award, description of the student’s research or study, interest in participating in the symposium, and any special considerations including those mentioned in selection criteria 1-5 below.
  4. Disclosure of other support available;
  5. Abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation at ACSM 2018, if applicable, with indication of whether the applicant is the presenting author;
  6. Any other useful documentation, such as statement of recommendation from the advisor.

Selection

The applications will be graded based on the following criteria:

  1. Relevance of the student’s research or study to the topic of the symposium;
  2. Student is presenting a poster/oral presentation at the ACSM conference;
  3. Student’s interest in participating as evidenced by the student’s cover letter;
  4. Other available support to attend the event;
  5. Among those who excel on measures in #1-4 above, underrepresented groups (women and underrepresented minorities) will be given preference. Certificate of attendance will be requested by DLF for disbursement of the award.

With the Support of NSF The Motor Control Group Symposium at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is supported by the Disability and Rehabilitation Engineering (DARE) program of NSF under Grant Number # 1821895. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this symposium do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Previous Winners

YearEventWinner(s)
2018Motor Control Symposium at ACSM

Julie Burland, University of Connecticut

Crystal Hajek, John Carroll University

Caleb Johnson, University of Pittsburgh

Joshua Keller, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Diba Mani, University of Colorado

April McPherson, Mayo Clinic

Kristen Neitz, Georgia Southern University

Oladipo Eddo, George Mason University

Heather Riley, Point Loma Nazarene University

Sydni Wilhoite, Georgia Southern University


De Luca Foundation-sponsored “Motor Control” Student Travel Awards

Application is now closed.

Eight travel awards will be offered by the De Luca Foundation (MA) to the best abstracts submitted for the motor control session at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics (WCB) meeting. The awards consist of an amount of US $ 500.

Eligibility

The applicant must be a graduate student at a domestic or international academic institution. The applicant must submit an abstract to the category “Locomotion and Human Movement” and subcategory “Motor Control”, and the abstract must be accepted for presentation as either a poster or oral presentation.

Procedure

Application is now closed. For consideration, the candidate must:

  1. Submit electronically an abstract on this website;
  2. Select the category “Locomotion and Human Movement” and subcategory “Motor Control” from the drop-down menu on the abstract submission system;
  3. Select to be considered for the De Luca Foundation “Motor Control” Student Travel Award under the Awards section on the form.

Selection

The selection is made by the DLF Committee based on the scientific quality of the abstract submitted. Proof of abstract acceptance, graduate student status, and travel to WCB 2018 will be requested by DLF for disbursement of the award.

About De Luca Foundation

De Luca Foundation (DLF) is a private charitable organization established by Professor Carlo J. De Luca in 1985. DLF dedicates its resources to serving the Biomechanics Research Community through R&D grants, travel grants, public education, and workshops.

Previous Winners

YearEventWinner(s)
2018Motor Control Symposium at WCB

Benjamin Shuman, University of Washington

Chang Liu, University of Southern California

Samuel Acuna, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Tom Buurke, University Medical Center Groningen

Scott Uhlrich, Stanford University

Carl Beringer, University of Pittsburgh

Pouya Amiri, McGill University

Deepak Ravi, ETH Zürich


Motor Control Group Student Award

Application is now closed.

A 500 US $ Student Award is sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) to encourage the participation of students and young researchers to Motor Control research.

The prize is awarded to the best abstract submission to the Motor Control Group Symposium held in conjunction with the ISB Congress.

Eligibility

Students currently enrolled in an academic program are eligible for the award. Recent PhD graduates are considered eligible if they have received their doctoral degree in the year of abstract submission.

Procedure

The winner is selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract submitted, and is announced during the Motor Control Group Symposium.

Deadline

This competition is currently closed.

Previous Winners

YearWinnerSubmission
ISB 2017Miss Gwenllian F. Tawy
University of Strathclyde (UK)
Investigating gait variability and motor control in knee osteoarthritis