Awards

ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics

This is an annual award sponsored by World Athletics. It will be presented at the ISB/ISBS Congress during the year in which it is awarded. The winning paper will be published as the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics paper in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $5000 USD.

Requirements: Any scientist may submit an abstract for the award, except members of the ISB Executive Council. This year the theme of the award is running, therefor the abstract must describe a study related to running and contain some form of biomechanical analysis. From the abstracts submitted, 5 are selected and nominated for the award. The authors of the 5 selected abstracts are requested to submit a full length paper prepared according to the guidelines of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the ISB-congress nor submitted for publication to any Book or Journal other than the Journal of Applied Biomechanics. A jury will evaluate the full papers and select the winning paper. The first author of the winning paper is expected to give a 20 min plenary session of the winning paper at the ISB-congress of the same year. In non-ISB-congress years the presentation will be given at the ISBS-congress. Abstracts are solicited for this competition with the call for papers for the ISB/ISBS Congress. Please note: ISB and ISBS have policies that an abstract or manuscript submitted for a conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the ISBWAAB tick-box questionnaire below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu).

Promising Scientist Award

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The Promising Scientist award is designed to acknowledge people who have performed superior biomechanics research early in their career. It entails a certificate and a monetary award of US$ 5000 for scientific purposes, such as visiting another research group to collaborate on a project. The competition is held each year in which there is an ISB-conference. The winner of the award is expected to give a 30 min. plenary presentation over the recent studies that have contributed to the award at the ISB-congress of the same year.

Requirements: To be eligible for the award, a candidate must (1) be a member of the ISB, (2) be post-doctoral but not more than 5 years. Each candidate must submit his or her full curriculum vitae, identify at least two first author full articles in peer reviewed scientific journals that he or she has written in a single area of Biomechanics, and provide interpretative summaries describing the contribution of each article. Applications for the award are to be sent to the Jury chairman.

Please send your applications to ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu) by February 28, 2021. Additionally, please download the PSA tick-box questionnaire below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer.

Emerging Female Scientist Award

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The Promising Scientist award is designed to acknowledge female researchers who have performed superior biomechanics research early in their career. It entails a certificate and a monetary award of US$ 5000 for scientific purposes, such as visiting another research group to collaborate on a project. The competition is held each year in which there is an ISB-conference. The winner of the award is expected to give a 30 min. plenary presentation over the recent studies that have contributed to the award at the ISB-congress of the same year.

Requirements: To be eligible for the award, a candidate must (1) be a female member of the ISB, (2) be post-doctoral but not more than 5 years. Each candidate must submit his or her full curriculum vitae, identify at least two first author full articles in peer reviewed scientific journals that she has written in a single area of Biomechanics, and provide interpretative summaries describing the contribution of each article. Please send your applications to ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu) by February 28, 2021. Additionally, please download the PSA tick-box questionnaire below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer.

Carlo de Luca Emerging Scientist Award

The ISB has had great pleasure to announce and award the Carlo de Luca Emerging Scientist Award in honour of Professor Carlo de Luca and his pioneering contribution to the science and application of biomechanics, in particular in the area of electromyography. The award honors excellence in graduate research in the area of motor control and electromyography and is associated with a monetary award of $US 2,500. The winners are selected prior to the next ISB Congress and will present in the award’s session at that ISB Congress

Requirements: Candidates must be at a very early stage of their scientific career and to be eligible must not have received their PhD degree before the previous ISB Congress (two years prior to the Congress where the award will be given). Current graduate students, including MSc level students, are also eligible. Please send your applications to Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu) by February 28, 2021. The abstract must be in the area of motor control/electromyography. You are also requested to submit an up to date curriculum vitae and PDF copies of two of your refereed publications in the area of motor control / electromyography.

When applying for the award, please download the Carlo de Luca ESA tick-box questionnaire below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, too.

Please note: You are also required to submit your abstract simultaneously to the ISB congress organisers and that ISB has a policy that an abstract submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

Clinical Biomechanics Award

The winning paper will be published as the ISB Clinical Biomechanics Award paper in Clinical Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of US $1250.

Requirements: Any scientist may submit an abstract for the award, except members of the ISB Executive Council. The abstract must describe a study related to a clinical problem and contain some form of biomechanical analysis pertaining to the clinical problem. From the abstracts submitted, 5 are selected and nominated for the award. The authors of the 5 selected abstracts are requested to submit a full length paper prepared according to the guidelines of Clinical Biomechanics. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the ISB-congress nor submitted for publication to any Book or Journal other than Clinical Biomechanics. A jury will evaluate the full papers and select the winning paper. The first author of the winning paper is expected to give a 20 min plenary session of the winning paper at the ISB-congress of the same year. Abstracts are solicited for this competition with the call for papers for the ISB Congress. Please note: ISB has a policy that an abstract or manuscript submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the CBA tick-box questionnaire below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu).

David Award Winter Young Investigator Awards

As of 2012, these awards are presented in honour of Professor David Winter and his pioneering contribution to the science and application of biomechanics. There are two YI awards, one for the best oral presentation (sponsored by the Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier Science Ltd) and one for the best poster presentation (Sponsored by the organizers of the previous ISB Congress). The award recipients are offered a certificate, a monetary award of US $750. A short biography with an outline of the recipients’ professional background is published in the ISB Newsletter and ISB website.

Requirements: Candidates must be the first author of an abstract submitted to the ISB congress for presentation. They should not have been awarded PhD by the time of the abstract submission, have a maximum age of 30 at the first day of the congress, and must have made the major contribution to the research presented in the abstract. If selected for the final round, the candidate must personally present the paper (whether oral or poster) at the ISB-congress. The abstracts for this competition are solicited with the call for papers of the ISB Congress. Please note: ISB has a policy that an abstract or submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the tick-box below, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu).

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