ISNR Awards

ISNR’s Student Advocacy Committee (SACom) has developed and the ISNR Board has approved enhanced student awards to recognize student excellence in academic and research work. This year (2021), ISNR Student awards have been modified to account for a virtual ISNR conference while still promoting student involvement in the field of neurofeedback.  This online conference will still pose as 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.

In April 2021, the ISNR Board of Directors voted to expand the definition of who is considered a student.  New definition: A student shall be defined as any individual who is enrolled in a post-secondary 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. Accreditation and student status may be documented by the institution’s registrar or bursar’s office and 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.

  • Students must provide a letter from a university that indicates enrollment in a degree program.
  • Ideally (but not required), should be taking at least a 50% minimum class load
  • Included as “student”: undergraduates, masters, PhD/doctoral students (whether 1st or 2nd PhD), and residencies
  • Documentation to confirm student status include (any of the below):
  • – Current year student ID
  • – Welcome letter to student program
  • – Transcripts

PLEASE NOTE: Post doc, interns, and research assistants are considered a “gray zone” and will be required to submit a request to ISNR as to why they should be considered as a student.

Past Recipients

2014: Joint Grant Award- Student Fund and Research Foundation: Elizabeth Friedrich, Sarah Wyckoff

ISNR Student Advocacy Award
2019 Recipients: Daniel Alicea, Rachel Bridges, Bonnie Cardell, Jessica Xu

About the Award: (up to 5 awardees per year) The ISNR Student Advocacy Award consists of a $200 travel grant to help cover costs of attending the annual conference. This prize has the goal of increasing student interest and knowledge in the field of neurofeedback. The award is for students in any field that may contribute to the application or general knowledge of neurofeedback.

  • Who is eligible?
  • Individuals who are currently enrolled as full time students (as defined by the ISNR student policies above)—both graduate and undergraduate, international and domestic—may apply.
  • Maintaining a current ISNR student affiliate membership is not required to submit an essay or to attend the annual conference at the student registration rate.
  • 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?
    • 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.

ISNR Student Paper Award

About the Award: This award includes $200 (distributed upon article submission to NeuroRegulation), 2021 ISNR Student Affiliate membership (based on full-time student status), and credit towards viewing 6 hours of ISNRU annual conference workshop videos are available to 2 students who meet the eligibility qualifications.

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student for 2021
  • Must be a current ISNR Student Affiliate member
  • Must submit an article to NeuroRegulation based on the student presented for this award
  • Must volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours at the ISNR annual conference.  Discretion and time of the volunteer coordinate is required.

Past Recipients

2013: Ryan Kiser, Jeff LaMarca, Hannah Logdson, Brendan Parsons, Sarah Wyckoff
2012—Vernon Clark, Zachary Clemens, Sivan Kinreich, Kerstin Mayer, Guela Sokhadze, Sarah Wyckoff
2011—Dominic DiLoreto, Sivan Kinreich, Wing Sze Wence Leung, Ann Marie Scruggs, Guela Sokhadze
2010—Joshua Baruth, Marie Gonzales, Mirjam Kouijzer, Sarah Wyckoff
2009—Blair Aronovitch, Joshua Baruth, Mark Lawrence Johnson, Jana Koprivova, Jessica Paskwietz, Andrea Reid, Tomas Ros
2008—Rex Cannon, Stephen Rondeau, Tomas Ros

Student Travel Award
2019 Recipients: Jessica Gregory, Rachel Bridges, Christopher Anzalone, and John LeMay

About the Award: (up to 4 recipients per year) This Fund supports a travel grant of $300 for up to 4 students offset the costs to attend the annual conference of the Society plus 6 hours of credit to attend 2016 ISNRU Annual Conference workshops and/or ISNRU Webinars. 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.

ISNR Student Poster Award

About the Award:   This fund supports a grant of $100 each for up to 4 students plus 6 hours of credit to attend ISNRU Annual Conference workshops.  The ISNR Student Poster Award works to increase student membership in the ISNR as well as to encourage and facilitate student participation in the annual conference.

Requirements:

  • Must be a full-time student for 2021
  • Must be a current ISNR Student Affiliate membership
  • Must volunteer for a minimum of 3 hours at the ISNR annual conference.  Discretion and time of the volunteer coordinate is required.

In Memoriam Award

About the Award:   This award is in honor of those members and contributors to our field who have passed within the previous year.  As those greats have inspired us, the award will be presented to a student upon recommendation of their professor.  The recipient will receive current year, full conference registration along with workshops, a plaque and recognition during the annual conference, and student membership to ISNR for the following year.  For 2021, this award honors Avery Bratt, PhD; Michael Thompson, MD; Peter Rosenfeld, PhD; and, Elsa Baehr, PhD

Requirements:

•  Must be a full-time ISNR student who is enrolled in an accredited graduate clinical mental health program (master or doctorate degree in social work, marriage & family therapy, counseling, psychology, etc.)
•  Must submit documentation of student status along with endorsement/recommendation from professional supervisor or professor.
•  Must submit a succinct description of their intended clinical career path and how/why neurofeedback may be a valuable part of that work. Any current or past experiences as examples are encouraged.
•  Attendance at the annual conference in required to receive the award.

International QEEG Certification Board

About the Award:   This award is a $1,000 (USD) award for the most outstanding paper, presentation, or poster presented at the ISNR Annual Conference utilizing QEEG in some way.  The goal is to encourage the use of QEEG in scientific research and clinical practice.

Requirements:

•  Must be a part-time or full-time student for 2020 or 2021
•  Must be a current ISNR Student Affiliate member
•  Must volunteer for a minimum of three (3) hours at the ISNR Annual Conference.  Discretion and time of the volunteer coordinate is required.
•  Attendance at the annual conference in required to receive the award.