Student Advocacy Committee

Co Chairs: James Thompson, PhD and Sarah Wyckoff, MA

2010 Awardees

(see below for student award requirements)

ISNR Student Paper Award:

Joshua Baruth, MS
Low Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Modulated Evoked-Gamma Frequency Oscillations in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
University of Louisville School of Medicine

ISNR Student Travel Award:

Marie Gonzales, MA
Adult ADHD: Physiological Arousal During Resting State and Task Conditions
University of Tübingen

Sarah Wyckoff, MA
QEEG Phenotypes and EEG Vigilance of Adult ADHD
University of Tübingen

Mirjam E.J. Kouijzer, MS
The Effects of Neurofeedback in Children With Autism: Results of a Randomized Single Blind Attention Placebo Controlled Study
Radboud University Nijmegen

ISNR Student Travel Award:

Sarah Wyckoff, MA
 

2009 Student Awardees:

Student Paper Award
Mr. Tomas Ros, MSc

Student Travel Awards:
Ms. Blair Aronovitch, BA, Ms. Andrea Reid, MA, Mr. Mark Lawrence Johnson, MS
Jessica Paskwietz, BA and Ms. Jana Koprivova, MS,
Joshua M. Baruth, MS

2008 Student Awardees:

Rex Cannon, Tomas Ros (Student Paper Award) and Stephen Rondeau (Travel Award)


The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) recognizes the importance of fostering student development in the organization and the field of neurofeedback both clinically and academically. The Student Adocacy Committee (SACom) of ISNR acts as a liason between students and the Society as a whole by sponsoring special meetings and activities and maintaining a student forum. The SACom works to increase both domestic and international student affiliate membership and to foster a lifetime affiliation with ISNR. The mission of the SACom is to attract and retain student members and to serve as a major resource promoting access to the benefits of the student membership in ISNR. Finally, the SACom is an advocate for the issues and concerns of the student affiliate members of ISNR.

The SACom has developed and the ISNR board has approved enhanced student awards to recognize student excellence in academic and research work. These awards are designed to promote student involvement in the field of neurofeedback by supporting student travel to the ISNR annual meeting. This conference is a venue for students to present their work in an open and supportive atmosphere. The organization encourages all students at both graduate and undergraduate levels to apply for awards to these grants.

ISNR Policy Regarding Student Status: Who is considered a student?

Definition: A student shall be defined as any individual who is enrolled in a postsecondary institution and/or program accredited by accrediting agencies or state approved agencies recognized by U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (the two reputable organizations that recognize accrediting agencies) with full time status. Accreditation of an institution or program by a recognized accrediting agency provides a reasonable assurance of quality. This must be documented by the institution's registrar or bursar's office and be documented by the student's advisor. Acceptable communications of these documents include postal mail, email attachment or fax to the ISNR administrative office. Student status is not discriminatory towards race, ethnicity, gender, course of study, academic institution, professional affiliations, employment or financial status.

Benefits: Student status will provide the following opportunities:

~ Significant discount on membership dues

~ Significant discount on conference registration

~ Significant discount on workshop or other ISNR sponsored training at the annual conference or otherwise.

~ Preferential selection for volunteer opportunities provided by ISNR for earning credits to apply toward ISNR fees.

~ Invitation to all student events held during the annual conference. Events may be at no charge to the student and hosted by ISNR or there may be non-funded events that the student has invitation to participate at his/her own expense.

~ Eligibility to submit for any announced student restricted awards.

~ Eligibility to be enrolled and participate on the ISNR student Yahoo list serve.

Student Awards

1. ISNR Student Advocacy Award (up to 5 winners per year)

This prize has the goal of increasing student interest and knowledge in the field of neurofeedback. The ISNR Student Advocacy Award consists of a $100 travel grant to help cover costs of attending the annual conference.

Who is eligible?
Individuals who are currently enrolled as full time students (as defined by the ISNR student policies) -- both graduate and undergraduate, international and domestic -- may apply. The award is for students in any field that may contribute to the application or general knowledge of neurofeedback. Current membership in ISNR is not required. Attendance at the ISNR annual conference however, is required in order to receive the award. Volunteering for a minimum of 4 hours is required at the annual conference. Discretion and time of the volunteer coordinator is required.

How to apply?
Students interested should submit online using the Editorial Management System when the open call for papers is announced. The application consists of three parts: the Student Information Sheet, a CV, and a brief essay with a maximum of 300 words.

The topic of the essay is: "How might applied theories and methods in neurofeedback influence your research or career goals, and how might participation in the INSR help you to achieve these goals?" Whether you are experienced in applied methodologies or not, we encourage you to explore in this essay how applied methods and your participation in ISNR could inspire (or has already inspired or transformed) your research or career as a clinician or scientist.

All materials must be received on or before the end of call for papers.Once received, applications will be checked for completeness and organized by the Student Committee Awards Officer. The winner(s) will be announced in a timely manner.

2.The ISNR Travel Award (up to 4 awardees per year)

This Fund supports a travel grant of $250 for up to 4 students offset the costs to attend the annual conference of the Society. The ISNR Travel award works to increase student membership in the ISNR as well as to encourage and facilitate student participation in the annual conference. The award will be given to the accepted paper(s) which reports on application outcome data, or the case series data, or the time-series evaluation of the impact of introducing a new application to a practice, or any other data which may be relevant to neurofeedback practice and research. All presenters must complete all information as outlined in the online submission process.

ISNR will not accept proposals for student presentations that have been presented in the previous year during the conference. All submissions will be peer-reviewed blindly by the Conference Committee for scientific integrity, originality, importance, and usefulness for conference attendees. Some presentation submissions may be judged to be more appropriate as posters.

Who is eligible?
Individuals who are currently enrolled as full time students (as defined by the ISNR student policies) -- both graduate and undergraduate, international and domestic -- may apply. An eligible student is one who does not have a previously-earned doctoral degree.

The manuscript should report on research that in large measure has not been previously published. The student's advisor must provide a letter documenting that the student submission has been approved and supervised.

The winner(s) of the Competition must be available to attend the annual conference of the Society and present the paper. The winner(s) will also be required to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours at the annual conference at the time and discretion of the volunteer coordinator.

Submission:
The abstract should be submitted online using the Editorial Management System when the open call for papers is announced. The abstract should follow all other guidelines for submission posted in the call for papers.

3. The ISNR Student Paper Award (up to 2 awardees per year)

Awards of $250, reimbursement of two nights stay at the annual conference hotel (basic single occupancy room, not to exceed $150 per night), conference registration, 1 year membership and subscription to the ISNR journal (The Journal of Neurotherapy), and entry into 6 hours of workshops are available to 2 students who meet the eligibility qualifications. These awards will be given to the accepted paper(s) that are deemed superior to typical student research efforts. The student must be the primary author and there should be no more than 2 authors (assuming the student's advisor is second author). The paper should report on application outcome data, the time-series evaluation of the impact of introducing a new application to a practice, innovative methodology or any other data which may be relevant to neurofeedback practice and research. All presenters must complete all information as outlined in the online submission process.

ISNR will not accept proposals for student presentations that have been presented in the previous year during the conference. All submissions will be peer-reviewed blindly by the Conference Committee for scientific integrity, originality, importance, and usefulness for conference attendees. Some presentation submissions may be judged to be more appropriate as posters.

Who is eligible?
Individuals who are currently enrolled as full time students (as defined by the ISNR student policies) -- both graduate and undergraduate, international and domestic -- may apply. An eligible student is one who does not have a previously-earned doctoral degree.

The manuscript should report on research that in large measure has not been previously published. The student's advisor must provide a letter documented that the advisor has approved the student submission. For this award the entire paper must be submitted for review. Additionally the paper must be submitted to the ISNR journal, The Journal of Neurotherapy, for publication following the conference.

The winner(s) of the Competition must be available to attend the annual conference of the Society and present the paper. The winner will also be required to volunteer for a minimum of 4 hours at the annual conference at the time and discretion of the volunteer coordinator.

Submission:
The paper should be submitted online using the Editorial Management System when the open call for papers is announced. The paper should follow all other guidelines for submissions to the Journal of Neurotherapy. Instructions for submission can be found online.

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