Diversity Program and Fellowship Opportunities

NCM recognizes the importance of diversity and inclusion in fostering a thriving scientific community. NCM has established a number of program to help further the diversity within the motor control community.

NCM Diversity Fellowship

The fellowship program for under-represented minorities is intended for trainees (graduate students or post-docs) and faculty members of the Society for the Neural Control of Movement.  The fellowship will cover the cost of registration plus $500 towards travel. 

To be eligible, applicants must contribute to the diversity of meeting attendees. This diversity could be that of under-represented minorities in terms of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Also included would be attendees from developing countries that face financial barriers to attendance.  Preference will be given to applicants seeking assistance to attend their first NCM Meeting.

To apply, please send an email with a single pdf file to the NCM Secretariat describing how you would provide diversity to the NCM community and why attending the meeting would be beneficial to you. Include  a brief CV and a statement about how often you’ve participated in the annual meeting, and in what capacity. Support is limited to members of the society and applications will be considered and awards will be made until funds are exhausted.

Successful recipients are expected to present their research at the annual meeting either through an oral or a poster presentation.   Note, poster abstracts are still open for submission

All statements on diversity will be kept confidential and only shared among the NCM Executive responsible for review and decisions.

 

 

Apply for Diversity Fellowship

Send the NCM Secretariat your fellowship application document in one PDF file by clicking below

Family Care Grants

NCM is pleased to introduce a Family Care Grant Program designed to support attendees who incur extra family care expenses incurred either at the meeting, or at home (e.g., additional daycare, babysitting or nanny services, increased care service support for elder care, or care of a family member with disabilities) as a result of attending the annual meeting. Grants up to $500 will be offered to help defray those additional expenses. Receipts or proof of payment of those expenses will be required for reimbursement following the annual meeting. 

Eligibility and terms

  • All graduate student and postdoctoral members with one or more dependent who requires childcare, elder care, or care due to disability are eligible for this grant.
  • Grant recipients must be registered for the Annual Meeting
  • Only one parent/caregiver for a given family may apply.

Supported expenses include increased expenses at home due to the NCM Member not being present (for example:  Overtime services for a nanny, additional babysitting, or increased care service support) during the annual meeting and in the immediate travel days before or after.

Unallowable expenses include, but are not limited to, attendee meeting travel, family member registration on excursions or meals, pet care expenses, and family care not related to the meeting attendance (monthly care).

To apply, please send an email with a single pdf file to the NCM Secretariat with a statement describing how a Family Care Grant would benefit your ability to attend the NCM annual meeting, and including a brief CV.

Applications will be considered and awards will be made until funds are exhausted.

Apply for Family Care Grant

Send the NCM Secretariat your grant application document in one pdf file by clicking below