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Funding Opportunities for EDC Researchers

Grand Challenges Canada and the Schlumberger Foundation are dedicated to funding researchers from developing and emerging countries.

The Schlumberger Foundation is accepting applications for the Faculty for the Future Fellowships. A Call for Applications can be downloaded from their website.

Grand Challenges Canada's Stars in Global Health program enables innovators in low- and lower-middle-income countries and Canada to develop ideas to improve global health. The application consists of a 2-page concept and 2-minute video. More information about this Call for Proposals can be found on their website.

Opportunities for Students

ISB has established several student grant initiatives, which are available to assist ISB student members. Why not apply to one of these schemes to travel to or from an ISB-EDC Project for collaborative research experiences? Students from other institutions who are interested in visiting an ISB-EDC Institution should contact the appropriate Project Champion or the EDC Projects Officer.

student mentoring program has been established by the ISB to assist students in all areas of biomechanics. ISB members - both students and researchers who are interested in becoming mentors - are encouraged to become involved!

Opportunities for Clinicians/Researchers

Several opportunities have been identified for international researchers and clinicians to travel to ISB-EDC Institutions. Please refer to the individual project pages to find out what opportunities are available for collaborative research, teaching, and learning.

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada ( has been established as a Biomechanics Training Centre for clinicians, students, and academic researchers who are interested in skills training and potential research collaborations. To learn more about the research that is being undertaken by the Biomechanics researchers at Queen's and how you can take advantage of this opportunity, click here.

Got a Project? Seeking ISB Support?

The International Society of Biomechanics is interested in supporting biomechanics-related EDC projects and institutions that may not currently have the resources to accomplish their goals. ISB contributions may take the form of communication and links between collaborators, donation of equipment, teaching and training, or financial support that would supplement matching project funds. Examples of initiatives that have already been supported by the ISB include

  • Free workshops taught by ISB sponsored speakers in Brazil and Venezuela;
  • Shipment of book donations to EDC biomechanics labs;
  • Equipment transportation and installation together with training of local staff at biomechanics labs in Tanzania, Kenya, and Venezuela;
  • Travel of academic researchers from EDC regions to North America for further training and research collaboration.

We welcome any proposal that will promote research, education, and the provision of healthcare in the field of biomechanics in economically developing countries.

In an endeavor to ensure project sustainability, we request all participants to complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) before seeking ISB support, which can be downloaded here (ISB_EDC_MoU_Apr2012.pdf or ISB_EDC_MoU_Apr2012.doc). For more information, please contact the EDC Project Officer.

EDC Biomechanics Book Donation Program

Is your EDC institution's library in need of biomechanics-related books or journals? 
Do you know of biomechanics books or journals that need a new home?

The ISB would like to match publications provided by ISB members with academic institutions in EDC regions through the EDC Biomechanics Book Donation Program. Please contact the EDC Project Officer for more information.

Donations & Support

Donations and support for these projects were received from the organizations listed below. ISB greatly appreciates this generous support:


Donations & Support

Donations and support for these projects were received from the organizations listed below. ISB greatly appreciates this generous support.