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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) travel awards

DEI Travel Award support and recognize researchers from racial, ethnic, and disability groups that have been historically under-represented in scientific work related to fNIRS.

About the Award

The fNIRS 2024 DEI Travel Award aims to support and recognize researchers from racial, ethnic, and disability groups that have been historically under-represented in scientific work related to fNIRS in their home country or internationally. This award also aims to support research with significant impacts on culturally diverse and underrepresented minority populations.

The DEI Travel Award will provide a stipend to cover travel expenses and the registration fee. If the recipients attend the conference virtually, it will only cover the registration fee.

The award announcement will be made in mid-August, before conference registration closes. Awardees are selected by the SfNIRS DEI committee.

These awards are sponsored by NIH NINDS and NIBIB grant 1R13EB035927-01.

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Terms of the Award

  • The candidate must be a member of the Society for fNIRS
  • The candidate must submit one (or more) abstract(s) as a lead author
  • Underrepresented candidates in the biomedical, engineering, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences are encouraged to apply. Including but not limited to the following:
    • Individuals from under-represented racial and ethnic groups from any countries
    • Individuals from low income, low-middle income, and upper-middle income countries identified by the World Bank
    • Individuals with disabilities

Application

A full nomination package must contain:

  • A one-page cover letter that includes the following information
  • Whether the candidate has any other travel awards/forms of financial support to attend fNIRS 2024 conference
  • Whether the candidate attends the conference in person or virtually
  • A curriculum vitae demonstrating the candidate’s accomplishments (max. 2-page length)
  • A copy of the candidate’s submitted abstract
  • An additional letter of support, if desired

Nominations with an incomplete package will not be considered

Nominations must be sent to awards@fnirs.org by June 14th, 2024.