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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

2020 Mini-Grant Winner
Peiyuan "Boki" Wang, Arizona State University, AZ
Title: “Frontoparietal Coherence as EEG-neurofeedback Training Target for Enhancing Motor Learning”
Mentors: Dr. Sydney Schaefer, Dr. Sarah Wyckoff (Arizona State University, AZ)

2019 Mini-Grant Winner
Jessica Claire Gregory, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
Title: “Predictors of Neurofeedback Outcomes Following qEEG Individualized Protocols for Anxiety”
Mentors: Dr. Mark Jones (University of Texas, San Antonio, TX) 
Claire Gregory's paper, "Predictors of Neurofeedback Outcomes Following qEEG Individualized Protocols for Anxiety ," was published HERE in Neuroregulation in 2020.

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)
Dr. Gupta's paper, "Effect of EEG Neurofeedback Training in Patients with Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Clinical and Electrophysiological Outcome Study," was published HERE in Neuroregulation in 2020.

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

2020 Recipient: Santiago Muñoz-Moldes, PhD
2019 Recipient: Ron Bonnstetter
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

Gerald Gluck Travelship Award

2020 Recipient 
Michael Z. Yonkovig, Masters student (Boston College, Boston, MA) 
for his project titled “In-school Neurofeedback for Adolescents with Developmental Trauma.”
Mentors: Dr. Scott Slotnick and Dr. Ainat Rogel

Conference Awards

In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 FNNR provided travel grants to the students presenting at the ISNR Conference.