Students’ Corner

Posted on December 23, 2015

What an exciting year 2015 has been for the Society! We have a remodelled website which you can view here. It’s very user-friendly and definitely worth having a look around. I recommend the Tutorials and Lectures section which includes a Grant Writing Workshop, Keynotes from previous meetings, special lectures on a range of topics, and more.

The Student Section of the website is also looking great. As most of you will know, the Student Grant information was updated in early November, ahead of our December application deadline. Those of you who applied for the Matching Dissertation Grant (MDG), International Travel Grant (ITG) and International Affiliate Development Grant (IADG) Programs will be notified on the outcome of your application by February 1, 2016 – good luck to everyone who applied!

Technical Group Meeting Travel Grant (TGTG) applications are also due on February 28, 2016. Technical Group Meetings to be held in 2016 include:

  • 14th International Symposium on the 3-D Analysis of Human Movement (website)
  • 11th Conference of the International Shoulder Group (website)

The ISB offers up to $500USD to support student members attending Technical Group meetings to present their research.

The Society reached an exciting milestone earlier in the year, hosting the 25th Congress of the ISB in Glasgow, Scotland. We had a great attendance from Student Members – thank you to everyone who joined us. I hope many of you are starting to think about our 2017 meeting in Brisbane, Australia! The Organising Team is working hard to bring you updates and they even have a Congress App you can download for all the important Conference information.

As you may remember from the previous ISB Now, I’ve started a YouTube playlist titled ‘Advice to Students’. During the 2015 Congress, I asked eight delegates for a small piece of advice I could share with the ISB student community. The second instalment features our President-Elect, Dr. Joseph Hamill from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and can be viewed here. Interestingly, the topic of the clip is the importance of attending conferences and how this can be beneficial to your research. Our next video will feature Dr. Andrea Hemmerich from Queen’s University. Once again, a very big thank you to all our contributors!

Keep in the loop – ‘like’ the ISB Facebook page, join our Student Members Facebook Group and LinkedIn Group and follow us on Twitter for ISB related updates.

As always, if you have any feedback, comments, suggestions or questions I’d love to chat. Contact me on the email address below, or via our social media channels.

And last, but certainly not least – please don’t forget to renew your ISB membership for 2016, which you can do here.

Kind regards,

Kirsty McDonald


Student Travel Grants

Delsys are very generously offering 25 Graduate Student Travel Grants for 2016. In lieu of more traditional holiday gifts, Delsys has set aside $10,000 USD ($400/student) to aid Graduate Students attending domestic and international conferences in 2016.

Graduate students attending ACSM, ECSS, ASB and SFN conferences are encouraged to apply. Abstracts accepted for oral or poster presentation will be reviewed for the award. Deadline for submission is April 29, 2016.

See for further information.


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