Quarterly $500 Travel Awards for Scientific Posters
The Force and Motion Foundation and AMTI offer several $500 travel awards each quarter to assist students with costs for travel to scientific conferences. The travel awards are open to international applicants as well as U.S. applicants. Travel awards are expressly for students; professors are not eligible.
1. Upload a scientific poster related to multi-axis force measurement and testing to the Force and Motion Foundation website. PDF format is preferred. Only posters accepted into a conference can be submitted.
2. Complete a travel award application.
All submitted posters will be judged by the review board based on quality, contribution, and innovation. Note: The abstract must be submitted in English. It is recommended the poster also be in English but is not mandatory. Travel award recipients will be posted on the Foundation's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Recipients will be notified at the e-mail address associated with their user account.
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2013-2014 $10,000 Academic Scholarship
Type: Academic scholarship
Funded By: AMTI (www.AMTI.biz)
Number of $10,000 scholarships: 3
Application cycle begins: August 15, 2013
Application deadline: December 31, 2013
Awardees announced: January 31, 2014
The Force and Motion Foundation is pleased to open the third annual Scholarship competition. Three $10,000 scholarship awards have been set aside for promising research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing. Two awards will be for students at U.S. universities and a third award is open to students at universities worldwide.
The Foundation will consider Scholarship applications for research in either of the following areas:
- Biomechanics research using multi-axis force measurement.
- Multi-axis orthopaedic joint testing.
Applicants must complete an online application at www.ForceAndMotion.org by clicking on the Apply for Scholarship link at the top of the page. The online application requires all of the following:
- Contact information for you and your academic advisor.
- A “Multi-Axis Instrumentation Fact Finding Mission” consisting of five questions that are answered with facts found on www.AMTI.biz. Part of the scholarship application is familiarization with multi-axis instrumentation and the Fact Finding Mission will let you do this in a few minutes.
- An abstract of up to 500 words describing a research proposal or research summary of your biomechanics research using multi-axis force measurement or multi-axis orthopaedic joint testing, and the importance of multi-axis force measurement and/or testing machines to your research. You will be able to save your application form as a draft and return to it at any time.
- An online recommendation by your academic advisor. An email request to your advisor will be generated when you apply on the Foundation website.
- An uploaded CV that includes: relevant coursework, publications, current GPA or any other educational background information you’d like to share with the Foundation.
Awardees will be selected based on the novelty of the research, clarity of communication in the application abstract, the advisor’s recommendation, and the future research potential of the applicant based on their CV. Your advisor’s recommendation is part of your application and must specifically address why you and your research should receive the scholarship. Incomplete applications or applications that are not in the relevant research topics will not be considered.
Applicants must be students enrolled in a program leading to a bachelors, masters or PhD degree at a nationally recognized university and must have a minimum of 10 months of study or research remaining for their degree track when the scholarship is awarded on January 31, 2014.
Past entries may be resubmitted if the entry is applicable to the current Research Topics. Resubmission is not automatic; applicants must go through the application process again when resubmitting. Past awardees are not eligible for a second $10,000 scholarship from the Force and Motion Foundation.
All awarded funds will be transferred to the appropriate department at the recipients’ academic institutions. Current US restrictions on non-profit organizations require that all applicants be actively enrolled students at a US or international university. Scholarship funds must be directly applied to qualified higher education expenses such as tuition, fees, books, and supplies or equipment required for enrollment or attendance at the academic institution. Scholarship funds cannot be used to support travel costs or salaries.