ASB Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid

The purpose of this program is to support ASB student members pursuing biomechanics research by offering a source of research funding. The grants are distributed on a competitive basis and are intended to offset the costs directly associated with conducting 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. ASB anticipates awarding 3-5 grants of $2000 each for a one-year period beginning in April each year.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a student member of ASB or have a membership application received by the Membership Chair no later than the deadline for the GIA application in December. In addition, the student's academic advisor must be a member in good standing of the American Society of Biomechanics.

The application must include:

  1. Name of the applicant and the title of the project
  2. Abstract of about 150 words
  3. Significance of and need for the research
  4. Specific aims and hypotheses to be examined
  5. Overview of the methods to be employed
  6. Reference list
  7. Itemized budget (note that ASB does not pay indirect costs for the GIA)
  8. Curriculum vita of the applicant
  9. Letter of recommendation from a faculty advisor/supervisor
  10. Name and mailing address of the fiscal agent at the institution responsible for handling any grant funds provided, and the recipient title that should appear on the check.

Sections 1 to 7 of the application should not exceed seven double-spaced pages. Page margins should not be less than 1 inch and font size no less than 11 point (9 point for the references). Since applications are distributed electronically for review, neither letterhead graphics nor electronic signatures are required on the letter of recommendation.

An evaluation committee selected by the education chair of the American Society of Biomechanics will review applications, with funding to be distributed by the beginning of April. It is expected that recipients will present their research at the annual ASB meeting in the year following receipt of a GIA. For example, those receiving funding distributed in 2012 will be expected to attend and present at the annual ASB conference in 2013.

Questions concerning the Grant-in-Aid program and applications should be sent via email to the ASB Education chair. Application components should be collected into a single PDF file for transmission.

Deadline for submission of graduate student Grant-in-Aid applications is December 1, 2012.





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