Scholarship Announcement


Scholarship applications are being accepted through March 24, 2023 for any eligible students and junior practitioners/researchers to attend SAR’s 2023 conference (reduced registration and travel award stipends are available).

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). Reduced rate conference registration scholarships, combined with 1 year of SAR membership, and travel stipends are available to students and junior practitioners/researchers in attending the event.  


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

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 a poster or oral abstract at the conference will receive highest priority, in addition to applicants who identify as representing a historically under-represented group.

We have ~30 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: MARCH 24, 2023.  Scholarship applicants will be notified by April 7, 2023 and will be given a registration discount code to register for the conference online, reducing the registration fee to $250.  We encourage submitting applications as early as possible. If your application is not approved for a scholarship, regular conference rates are available through April 30, 2023 (registration rates increase after April 30, 2023).



Download the Scholarship Application here (Word). 

Questions?  Contact:  Laura Triplett: [email protected]

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 AT012308-01 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.