Student Travel Awards

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Ten travel awards will be offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) 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.


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


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.

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.

2018 Recipients
Motor 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

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