Student Advocacy Committee

The International Society for Neuroregulation & Research (ISNR) recognizes the importance of fostering student development in the organization and the field of neurofeedback both clinically and academically. The Student Advocacy Committee (SACom) of ISNR acts as a liaison 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 Affiliate Membership:

Who is considered a student?

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 with full-time status. Accreditation and student status must 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 full-time degree program.
  • Student IDs will not be accepted as proof of full-time student status.
  • Once a student has acquired their Master’s or doctoral degree, they no longer qualify for a student membership but rather a transitional Post Doc/Intern membership for one year.
  • Continuing education coursework along with part-time students status do not qualify for an ISNR student affiliate membership.
  • Part-time undergraduate and/or graduate students with a medical disability that are unable to take a full course load will be granted ISNR student affiliate membership. In this case a letter or email from the school’s Office of Disability Services can validate the student’s status [students that fall into this category include military veterans as well as students with a 504 plan].

Become an ISNR Student Affiliate Member!

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.
  • Preferential selection for volunteer opportunities provided by ISNR.
  • Invitation to all student events held during the annual conference.
  • Eligibility to submit for any announced student restricted awards.
  • Eligibility to be enrolled and participate on the ISNR Student Affiliate’s Google Group and Facebook Page.
  • Access to the ISNR Journal, NeuroRegulation, and the ISNR Newsletter, NeuroConnections

Student Awards:

ISNR Student Paper Award (up to 2 winners per year)

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.


  • Must be a full-time student for 2020
  • 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.

ISNR Student Poster Award (up to 4 winners per year)

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.


  • Must be a full-time student for 2020
  • 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.