The Dr. Martin Blank – SYB Scholarship has been created to encourage the participation of an under-represented community in the area of EMF safety and education by covering the tuition costs of the Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS) Professional Certification at the Building Biology Institute (a $5,355 value).
There is one scholarship available. There is no formal deadline. Applications are evaluated as they are received.
A winner will be selected at the discretion of R Blank (Dr. Blank’s son, and the CEO of SYB) in collaboration with the Building Biology Institute.
There is only one Dr. Martin Blank scholar at a time. When the scholarship awardee completes the EMRS certification, applications will reopen.
Applicants must be:
Preference is given to candidates who are or have been teachers or educators, but this is not a requirement.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Dr. Martin Blank was one of the world’s leading EMF scientists, academics and activists for over 30 years.
He performed decades of research at Columbia University Medical School and the US Office of Naval Research. Among many other roles, Dr. Blank was the spokesman for the global scientists appeal on EMF radiation submitted to the United Nations, an author of the BioInitiative Report, presided as president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), served as an invited expert regarding EMF safety for Canadian Parliament, for the House Committee on Natural Resources and Energy (HNRE) in Vermont, and for Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court. He is also the author, along with his son R Blank, of Overpowered.
This scholarship was established in 2020 in Dr. Blank’s memory, by his son, R Blank, in collaboration with the Building Biology Institute, with the goal of expanding knowledge of EMF health and safety to a community that has traditionally been under-represented in this field.
Above is the video of Dr. Blank announcing the International’s EMF Scientist Appeal. Dr. Blank brought over 30 years of experience conducting EMF research at Columbia University and served as president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. In his own words, Dr. Blank gives a compelling explanation of the global public health crisis we are now facing due to increasing levels of environmental pollution from electrical and wireless infrastructures and devices that are supported by a multitude of EMF sources.
The Building Biology Institute’s mission, now in its 33rd year, is to help create healthy homes, schools, and workplaces free of toxic indoor air, tap-water pollutants, and hazards posed by electromagnetic radiation.
The BBI fulfills its mission by guiding both the general public and working professionals (architects, builders, engineers, interior design professionals, physicians, nurses, and other health care practitioners, real estate professionals, etc.) to an understanding of the vital and complex interrelationship between the natural and built environments, and teach them the means for merging these complementary environments into greater harmony and planetary health.
Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS) Professional Certification will thoroughly equip you with practical, hands-on experience and proven real-world solutions for identifying, assessing, and mitigating or eliminating electromagnetic emissions (EMR, EMFs) in homes, schools, offices and commercial buildings. You will also become an expert in prevention—certified to advise homeowners, home buyers, architects, builders, inspectors, and engineers in the methods and practices that create and maintain a minimized presence of electromagnetic fields in homes and commercial buildings. Throughout the program we will concentrate on teaching you the skills needed to make a genuine positive impact in your community and in the world at large.
SYB was founded in 2012 by R Blank, Dr. Martin Blank’s son.
SYB’s mission is to make technology safer, through education on EMF and technology and the development of laboratory-tested EMF protection products.