The long-term goal of this award is to increase diversity and equitable access to biomechanics and bioengineering research. To accomplish this objective, this award seeks to assist undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented populations (see examples below) to attend the SB3C for the first time. Specifically, this award will provide financial assistance as well as personal mentoring opportunities for each awardee. To maximize impact, we are seeking applicants that have not attended the SB3C previously and likely would not be able to attend without this award.
Applicants should apply for the award by February 15th.
The following information will be required:
- Short statements entered directly within the website (max 250 words each):
- Describing an obstacle that has limited your accessibility to research opportunities
- Describing how attending SB3C will help you reach your academic and professional goals
- Single pdf document containing:
- CV/resume (2 pages max) including list of undergraduate STEM courses taken (to be taken) through the Spring 2022 semester
- Letter of support from institution (can be from your department chair or research advisor) justifying why this award is necessary for you to attend SB3C and committing to additional financial support for you to attend (as necessary)
Examples of underrepresented populations in STEM (not exclusive list): women, African/Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, first generation college students, low socioeconomic status