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Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund
Chuck Matthews, the 1992 President of INS, was a strong advocate for making INS instrumental in developing neuropsychology throughout the world, especially in low-resource countries. As a result of this passion, the INS instituted the Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund in his name in 2003.
The purpose of this fund is to support educational and training activities such as workshops, meetings and webinars in low- and middle-income countries. Funds can be used to sponsor travel expenses for speakers, other meeting expenses or costs associated with running webinars, videoconferences etc.
The application should include the following sections:
- Program Title
- Program Director
- Program Director’s institution, address and email address
- Dates that the Program will take place
- Geographic area to be served by the Program
- Estimated number to be served
- Description of the specific program to be funded (including objectives, activities and a preliminary program). Give details of the faculty who will speak including qualifications and experience.
- Describe how INS funds will be used? State the specific goals you wish you achieve and how INS funds will be used to support the achievement of these goals. Outline any needs for support for speaker travel and accommodation expenses, meeting site hire, videoconferencing facilities, audio-visual equipment, translation, other services.
- Describe how the event will be promoted and how INS’s support will be publicized.
- Describe how you will inform delegates about how to join INS.
- Describe how the impact of the program will be evaluated.
- A brief summary of the event
- Total number of people who attended
- Number of INS members attending
- Participant evaluation of learning goals
- Evaluation of overall impact of the event
- Financial accounts
- The application includes a clear set of objectives for the training event
- The objectives for the training event are consistent with the mission of the INS and the Charles G. Matthews International Neuropsychological Development Fund
- Funds requested are clearly justified and reasonable
- Excellent application, priority for funding
- Good application, fund if possible
- Satisfactory application, consider request for revision, low priority for funding
- Poor application, do not fund
Recent Matthews Fund Workshops
Recent examples of workshops supported by the Matthews Fund include:
Institute of Psychology, Vilnius University, 11–12, October 2019
A workshop entitled, Implementation of Studies in (Clinical) Neuropsychology in Lithuania, organised by Prof Albinas Bogdanas from the Laboratory of Applied Psychology at the Institute of Psychology, Vilnius University took place on October 11–12, 2019. Around 50 people attended, including university teachers, students, psychologists working in different health institutions, neurologists and neurobiologists. Four international speakers (Erik Hessen, Katherine Carpenter, Linas Bieliauskas and Emilia Lojek) gave presentations on the structure of clinical neuropsychology training in Nordic countries, the UK, the USA and Poland. Nine Lithuanian speakers (Albinas Bogdanis; Ramune Dirvanskiene; Ausra Daugirdien?; Aiste Pranckeviciene; Osvaldas Ruksenas; Aušra Saudargiene; Rytis Stanik?nas; Vaiva Sutnikiene and Liuda Sinkariova) described the current situation on the development of neurosciences in Lithuania. Current challenges in relation to clinical work, education and training in neuropsychology in Lithuania were discussed. A key outcome from the workshop was that immediately after the end of Workshop a group of 13 psychologists and neurologists created the Group of Neuropsychology as a Division of the Lithuanian Psychological Association. In addition there are plans to establish further training in neuropsychology at Vilnius University.
Mar del Plata, Argentina, 7-11th March 2019
This workshop on Neuropsychological Assessment was organised by Dr Leticia Vivas (National University of Mar del Plata). The international speaker was Dr Bernice A. Marcopulos (USA). Other speakers from Argentina included Dr Leticia Vivas, Dr Macarena Martínez Cuitiño,Laura Manoiloff, and Dr Ana Comesaña. Activities included a workshop for 50 participants and a lecture on forensic neuropsychology attended by 130 participants. These took place at the National University of Mar del Plata. There was also a lecture on the Neuropsychology of neuropsychiatric disorders attended by 196 participants at the auditorium of the Catholic University of Córdoba (UCC).
Santiago, Chile, 5th- 6th December 2017
This workshop on Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Test Development was organised by Dr Christian Salas (Universidad Diego Portales) and was held at Universidad Autonoma de Chile. It was attended by 120 participants. The international speakers were Prof Jonathan Evans (UK) and Dr Alberto Fernandez (Argentina). Dr Salas also organised the 1st Chilean Congress of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, held on December 6th at Universidad Diego Portales to which Prof Evans and Dr Fernandez also contributed.
Kolkata, India, 19-25th February 2017
This workshop on Neuropsychological Rehabilitation was organised by Dr Aparna Dutt, Dr Anirban Dutt and their colleagues from the Duttanagar Mental Health Centre. The workshop ran over a period of six days, with an additional pre-workshop study day on Single Case Experimental Design methodology. The international speakers at the workshop included Prof Barbara Wilson (UK), Prof Jonathan Evans (UK), Prof Robyn Tate (Australia), Dr Michael Perdices (Australia), Dr Mel Kaushansky (USA), Dr Anita Rose (UK), and Ms Donna Malley (UK).
Research and Editing Consultant Program
The Research and Editing Consulting Program (RECP) is designed to provide research design and statistical advice to colleagues who are planning research projects or want to develop international collaborations. In addition, the Program offers English language editing to colleagues for whom English is not their first language who wish to publish their research in English language journals. Members of the neuropsychology professional community are eligible to become consultants. To request RECP services, at least one author must be a member of a neuropsychological society and/or the manuscript must be under consideration for a journal in the field of neuropsychology.
Our current consultants include:
If you would like to be put in touch with a consultant who can assist with research design, statistical advice or English language editing, or if you are willing to act as a consultant, please contact Dr. Mary Beth Spitznagel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book and Journal Depository
INS International Resources provides a book and journal depository, which supports the provision of donated neuropsychology and neuroscience books and journals. We accept copies of recent books and journals that are less than five years old. If you would like to donate books or journals please contact Dr William Seidel, Coordinator at email@example.com. Institutions from low- and middle-income countries who would like to request a shipment of books and journals should also contact Dr Seidel.
Below are some links to websites that may be relevant to members of the INS around the world. INS does not endorse any of the organizations listed below, we simply provide links that may be of interest and relevance to members.
If you have ideas for other relevant links please email Jonathan Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Enable all disciplines who work with people with brain impairment to meet, learn and discuss the latest clinical research initiatives in a scholarly environment
- Provide high quality continuing education; Publish scholarly research via its journal Brain Impairment
- Promote scientific rigour and evidence-based practice in the field of brain impairment
- Encourage students to present, share and publish their work
- Provide high quality assessment and treatment resources via ASSBI Resources.