ISMC Early Career Investigator Award

Call for Nominations – Deadline: January 15

We are pleased to announce the International Society of Motor Control Early Career Investigator Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize and acknowledge outstanding contributions by early career scientists whose research relates to the fundamental principles of motor control. The recipient will receive a certificate, free registration at an upcoming Progress in Motor Control conference and be asked to present their research as a platform paper at that conference. A runner-up will also be awarded a certificate.  

Eligibility criteria 

  • Have completed doctoral level studies no more than seven years prior to nomination 
  • Be a member in good standing of the ISMC
  • Be engaged in and have published peer reviewed innovative research in the field of motor control
  • Have not previously received an ISMC Early Career Investigator Award 

Evaluation criteria are:

  • number and quality of publications
    • type and amount of research community service (committees, panels, reviewing, etc.)
    • type and amount of public outreach activities, including knowledge translation activities
    • evidence of impact: teaching, standards setting, technology transfer

Individuals may be nominated by an ISMC member or be self-nominated. 

A full application must include the following: 

  • short biography (maximum 500 words)
  • full CV
  • description of key research innovation and impact on the field of motor control (maximum 2 pages) 

Application materials must be emailed to: ISMC Early Career Investigator Award

All procedures related to the award will be handled by the Chair of the ISMC Awards Committee who will set the deadlines for nominations and selection mechanism. The award will be given biannually at the Progress in Motor Control conferences. 

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