International Travel Grant
First and foremost, I’d like to begin by announcing that we have another upcoming student grant deadline! As student members, you are all welcome to apply for the International Travel Grant (ITG) Program; an exciting initiative that offers recipients up to $US2500 for travel related to biomechanics research. The primary goal of the ITG is to create opportunities for students to travel abroad to experience science in other countries and cultures, and to build up international collaborations. The next round of ITG applications are due May 30, 2016 which gives you plenty of time to work on a proposal. If you need some inspiration, you can view travel reports from previous recipients here. And if you have any questions, as always, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. Good luck to all who apply!
Affiliated Societies Student Travel Grants
A few of our affiliated societies offer travel grants you may be eligible for. The societies with upcoming deadlines include:
- International Society of Biomechanics in Sports, Deadline = April 30, 2016; Value = up to €500.
- Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Deadline = May 1, 2016; Value = up to $CAD300.
- European Society of Biomechanics, Deadline = May 9, 2016; Value = €400.
- German Society for Biomechanics, Deadline = March 31 2016; Value = up to €500.
Additional Travel Grant Opportunities
In 2016, Delsys will also offer 25 graduate student travel grants to support students travelling to the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Society of Biomechanics, the European College of Sport Science or the Society for Neuroscience meetings. Grants are valued at $USD400 per student and applications are due April 29.
The Force and Motion Foundation also offer quarterly academic travel scholarships for scientific posters and podium presentation abstracts. Up to ten $500USD travel scholarships are awarded by the foundation.
Advice to Students
Our ‘Advice to Students’ YouTube playlist is growing! This quarter, we have a short clip from Dr. Andrea Hemmerich from Queen’s University who encourages us to pursue our passion and take time to listen to those around us. The video can be viewed here. Thank you to Dr. Hemmerich for her contribution. She joins Dr. Walter Herzog and Dr. Joseph Hamill who together, provide a broad range of inspiring advice. Stay tuned for Dr. Brian Davis (The University of Akron) whose video will be released with the next edition of ISB Now.
Embracing Failures in Science
“Success is advancing from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm”. I recently came across a Naturejobs podcast (Careers in science: celebrate the failures) which discusses the inevitable presence of failure in science and its impact on young researchers, making reference to the ‘pressure to publish’. What defines a failure in science, and how can we embrace our failures to learn from them? Take a listen!
As always, I’d love to hear any feedback or suggestions you may have and am always happy to answer your questions, so please feel free to get in touch.