Scholarship Announcement

STUDENT, PRACTITIONER AND JUNIOR RESEARCHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarship applications are being accepted through May 31, 2021 for any eligible graduate students, practitioners and junior researchers to attend SAR’s 2021 virtual conference (registration fully waived).

To improve community engagement and foster the growth of next-generation acupuncture researchers, we are pleased to offer scholarships with support from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Full conference registration scholarships, combined with 1 year of SAR membership, are available to students, junior researchers and practitioners in attending the event.  


CRITERIA

Scholarships are limited to applicants who meet ONE of these criteria:

  • Student engaged in a master’s or doctorate level program or training with an accredited university or Chinese medical school, though other student levels would also be considered based on overall merit of their application
  • Junior practitioner working under the supervision of a senior practitioner or principle investigator with a demonstrated interest in learning more about acupuncture research to support an evidence-based practice
  • Any level practitioner with serious interest and demonstrated commitment to acupuncture research

Current conference registrants are NOT eligible to receive registration scholarships, so please wait to register until you have received notification about your application status.  Applicants who have been approved to present an e-poster abstract at the conference will receive highest priority.

We have ~75 scholarships available for this conference. Scholarships will be awarded based on each application’s overall qualifications.  Not all qualifications below are required…simply provide as much information along these lines so that our Scholarship Committee may evaluate your application in relation to others we receive.:

  • Letter of recommendation (if you submit a letter of recommendation, this item may be provided by either a professor, senior researcher, or senior practitioner);
  • A list of presentations or projects related to acupuncture research conducted within the past three years;
  • A list of publications or papers where the applicant is listed as an author;
  • Any other activities demonstrating your commitment and/or accomplishments related to acupuncture research.
  • List of your degrees, if applicable (OMD, DAOM etc).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 31, 2021.  Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2021 and will be given a registration discount code to register for the conference online, waiving the registration fee.  We encourage submitting applications as early as possible. If your application is not approved for a scholarship, regular conference rates are available through June 5, 2021 (registration rates increase after June 5, 2021).

Click here to download the scholarship announcement (PDF).

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Click here to download the scholarship application form (MS Word document).  An example of the form is below to give you an idea of the information we request in the application:

Please provide the following requested information and email your completed application and materials to [email protected]. Use subject line: Scholarship Application   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2021

Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2021 and will be given a registration discount code to register for the conference online, waiving registration fees.  We encourage submitting applications as early as possible.  If your application is not approved for a scholarship, regular conference rates are available through June 5, 2021 (registration rates increase after June 5, 2021).

Full Name:  _______________________________________________________________

City/State (for U.S.-based applicants) or City/Country of residence (for outside of the U.S.): 

_________________________________________________

Email address and phone number:  ________________________________________________________________

 

Please select one that best describes you:

____ Student engaged in a master’s level program with an accredited university or Chinese medical school  (At which university or college? _______________________________________________________________________)

____ Student engaged in a doctorate level program with an accredited university or Chinese medical school  (At which university or college? _______________________________________________________________________)

____  Student – other (please describe, including the name of the university or college affiliation): ______________________________________________________________________________________________

____  Junior practitioner

____  Junior researcher

____ Other (please describe: ____________________________________________________________________)

Are you are full-time student? (Being a full-time student is not required for scholarship consideration but simply helps us to know which type of SAR membership to offer as part of your scholarship if your application is approved.)

_____ Yes   _____ No

Please submit the following information along with your application (add additional pages if necessary), and provide as much information along these lines so that our Scholarship Committee may evaluate your application in relation to others we receive.  For any items that you do not submit or questions that do not apply to your situation, please type “N/A”:

  1. Please tell us about yourself, and describe your qualifications. Most importantly, please also describe what motivates you to engage in acupuncture research; and what you expect to get out of attending to this conference, particularly in terms of your future project(s) and career path(s). (Minimum one paragraph, maximum length is 2 pages)
  2. Letter of recommendation (this item may be provided by either a professor, senior researcher, or senior practitioner)
  3. Supplemental materials:
  • Did you submit an abstract which was accepted to be presented as an e-poster at the conference?  If so, please list the abstract title.
  •  A list of presentations or projects related to acupuncture research conducted within the past three years
  •  A list of publications or papers where the applicant is listed as an author
  •  Any other activities that demonstrates your commitment and/or accomplishments related to acupuncture research.

Questions?  Contact:  Laura Triplett: [email protected]


Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13AT001234 from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.