Grants and Awards

FNNR provides mini-grants to researchers, conference travel awards for students and selects the recipient of the BrainMaster Technologies Joe Kamiya First-Person Science Award.

Mini-Grant Winners

2019 Mini-Grant Winner
​Jessica Claire Gregory​, ​​University of Texas, ​San Antonio, TX
Title: “​P​redictors of Neurofeedback Outcomes Following qEEG Individualized Protocols for Anxiety”
Mentors: Dr​ ​Mark Jones (​​University of Texas, ​San Antonio, ​TX) ​

2019 Mini-Grant Winner
Rajnish Kumar Gupta, PhD post-doc, National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India
Title: "TBI Rehabilitation: The Efficacy of EEG-Neurofeedback Training and its neuroimaging correlates: A comparative study”
Mentor:  Dr. Jamuna Rajeswaran (National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences - NIMHANS)

​​2018 Mini-Grant Winner
​Michelle E. Roley-Roberts, PhD post-doc, ​The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Title: “​Pilot Trial of Neurofeedback for Adolescents with PTSD”
Mentors: Dr​ Gene Arnold (​The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH) and Dr Roger deBeus (University of North Carolina Asheville, NC)

2017 Mini-Grant Winners
Ashlie Bell, PhD candidate, Saybrook University, Oakland, CA 
Title: “Treating PTSD with LORETA Z-score neurofeedback and heart rate variability biofeedback”
Mentor: Dr Donald Moss (College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences, Saybrook University, CA)

Ashlie Bell's paper, "Healing the Neurophysiological Roots of Trauma: A Controlled Study Examining LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback and HRV Biofeedback for Chronic PTSD," was published ​here​​​ in Neuroregulation​ on 6-26-2019.

Linda Larson Spagon, PhD candidate, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
Title: “Neurofeedback treatment in response to males arrested for domestic violence: A pilot study”
Mentor: Dr Karen Neil (School of Nursing, Idaho State University Pocatello, ID)


​2015 Mini-Grant Winners
Ann Webb and Liza Barros Lane, PhD candidates, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Title: “The effect of neurofeedback intervention on academic and behavioral successes”
Mentor: Dr Monit Cheung (College of Social Work, University of Houston, TX)

Robert Guiles, MS, Joint FERB-FNNR grant
Title: “Psychophysiological markers of trauma: Investigating the absence of vagal brake in veterans with a history of interpersonal trauma”
Mentor: Richard Gevirtz, Ph.D. (Alliant International University/ California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, CA)
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2014 Mini-Grant Winners
Matthew S. Goodman, graduate student, Joint FERB-FNNR grant
Title: “The combined effects of neurofeedback and biofeedback training for treating children with autism spectrum disorder”
Mentors: Dr. Jaime A. Pineda (University of California, San Diego, CA), Dr. Richard Gevirtz (Alliant University, San Diego, CA)
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Sommer Christie, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Title: “The Effect of Biofeedback and Neurofeedback Training on Shooting Performance in Young Ice-Hockey Players”
Mentor: Kinesiology Faculty, University of Calgary, Canada
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Markus Rogan, graduate student at Antioch University, LA: Masters in Clinical Psychology; Max Sutton-Smolin, BA, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Title: “Exploring the effects of neurofeedback and mindfulness training on cognitive and vestibular functioning in elite athletes”
Mentor: Leslie Sherlin, Ph.D. (SenseLabs, Mesa, AZ), Faculty Advisor: Michelle Craske, Ph.D. (University of California, LA, CA)

2013 Mini-Grant Winner
Elizabeth Friedrich, PhD, post-doc fellow, University of California, San Diego, (Jay Gunkelman named grant winner)
Title: "Increase of appropriate behavior, cognition and emotions in social situations for children with autism spectrum disorder.” Mentor: Dr. J. Pineda. (University of California, San Diego, CA
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2012 Mini-Grant Winners
Jeffry La Marca, MA, PhD Student, University of California, Riverside  
Title: “Neurofeedback as an Intervention to Improve Reading Achievement in Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Inattentive Subtype”
Mentor: Dr. Michael Linden
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Alycia Roberts, graduate student, University of South Carolina, Columbus, SC
Title: “Effects of neurofeedback on cognitive profiles of college students with ADHD”
Mentor: Dr. Scott Decker, University of South Carolina, Department of Psychology, Columbia, SC
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BrainMaster Technologies Joe Kamiya First-Person Science Award

2018 Recipient: Agnieska Zuberer

2017 Recipient: Jon Frederick, PhD
2016 Recipient: Mark Johnson, PhD  
2015 Recipient: Judson Brewer, MD, PhD
2014 Recipient: Patricia Norris, PhD

Conference Awards

In 2015, 2016​, 2017, and 2018, FNNR provided travel grants to the students presenting at the ISNR Conference.