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?

In April 2021, the ISNR Board of Directors voted to expand the definition of 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. 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.

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 offers numerous opportunities for student to apply for awards. To find out the various award details, requirements, and benefits, please visit our Student Awards page by clicking here.