Scholarship: Early Career Professionals in Exercise Science

 

Research to Practice 2020 are proud to offer a scholarship to assist early career professionals in exercise and sports science.

 

To be considered for this scholarship, return the completed form to ESSA on or before Friday, 6 March 2020. The scholarship recipient must fit the criteria, and requirements. The decision will be announced on Friday, 13 March 2020.

 

Inclusions

  • Full Research to Practice 2020 Conference registration with all standard inclusions
  • Domestic return airfares from home port to Perth
  • 4 nights accommodation, including breakfast for 1

 

Value
$2,500.00

 

Criteria

  • Must be an ESSA member
  • Must be either a student within the exercise and sports science industry; or earned their first ESSA accreditation in 2019 or 2020.

 

Requirements

  • Must be able to attend the full 3-day Research to Practice 2020 Conference
  • Provide a review of your conference experience for a future ESSA publication by 30 April 2020

Conference Awards

First Prize

Runner Up

Young Investigator for Exercise Science and Health* $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Young Investigator for  Sports Science* $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Early Career Researcher for Exercise Science and Health* $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Early Career Researcher for Sports Science* $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Practitioner $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Poster (combined Exercise Science & Health and Sports Science) $4,000.00 $1,000.00
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Research Exchange 2020 Registration and up to 4 nights’ accommodation to attend the 25th annual Congress of the ECSS. Seville, Spain. 1 – 4 July 2020.
Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Research Exchange 2021 Registration and up to 4 nights’ accommodation to attend the 26th annual Congress of the ECSS. Glasgow, Scotland. 7 – 9 July 2021.

*Winner for the Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) and European College of Sport Science (ECSS) Research Exchange 2020 & 2021 will be selected from finalists of all Young Investigator and Early Career Researcher Award finalists.

Award Information 

 

Young Investigator Awards

 

Categories
• Exercise Science & Health
• Sports Science

 

Eligibility Criteria
• Current students enrolled in the 2019 calendar year
• Full time or part time
• Studying exercise science, exercise physiology or sports science
• Undergraduate, Honours, Masters or PhD

 

Judging Criteria
Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality. Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Scientific quality – 30%
• Innovation/novelty – 20%
• Significance/impact – 25%
• Presentation delivery – 25%

 

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:
• Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
• Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
• Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented? Were the statistics appropriate?
• Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
• Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
• Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
• Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
• Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
• Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format
Finalist for this award, you will present an oral presentation (15 minutes inclusive of questions).

Early Career Researcher Awards

 

Eligibility Criteria
Researchers who, at 2 April 2020, have held their PhD for no more than five years (dated from letter advising thesis passed).
(Bona fide career disruption will be taken into consideration)

 

Judging Criteria
Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality. Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Scientific quality – 30%
• Innovation/novelty – 20%
• Significance/impact – 25%
• Presentation delivery – 25%

 

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:
• Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
• Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
• Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented? Were the statistics appropriate?
• Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
• Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
• Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
• Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
• Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
• Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format
Finalist for this award, will present an oral presentation (15 minutes inclusive of questions).

 

Career disruption represents a special category within the assessment of relative to opportunity, and includes pregnancy; major illness; and carer responsibilities including parental leave. Employment outside the research sector including time spent working in industry; clinical, administrative or teaching workload; relocation of laboratory or clinical practice setting or other similar circumstances that impact upon research productivity are not considered to be career disruption.

Practitioner Award

 

Eligibility Criteria
Practitioners who are not employed as full-time academics or researchers. It is anticipated that submissions and presentations in this category might be comprised of a number of different approaches that encourage active engagement of practitioners. Examples may include case studies, reviews or meta-analyses highlighting new knowledge or insights, aspects of management which are of interest or benefit to colleagues.

 

Judging Criteria
Abstracts will be judged on the basis of clinical practice, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality. Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Clinical Practice quality – 30%
• Innovation/novelty – 20%
• Significance/impact – 25%
• Presentation delivery – 25%

 

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:
• Relevance: How relevant is the presentation to the profession?
• Professional Impact: Is the presentation likely to impact on current practice?
• Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
• Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
• Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format
Finalist for this award, will present an oral presentation (15 minutes inclusive of questions).

Exercise & Sports Science Australia + European College of Sport Science Research Exchange

 

2 winners will be awarded this award at Research to Practice 2020.

 

These awards will be presented for the best presentation by a young scientist (e.g. PhD or Masters student, post-doc) in exercise and sports science.

 

The ESSA/ECSS Research Exchange provides the opportunity for the candidates to attend 1 of the next 2 ECSS Congress’*:
25th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 2020. Seville, Spain. 1 – 4 July 2020.
• 26th Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science, 2021. Glasgow, Scotland. 7 – 9 July 2021.

 

*Each winner will be advised which congress they have won the chance to attend.

 

The exchange package will allow the candidate the opportunity to:
• Display their poster presentation in a prominent position in the poster area of the nominated ECSS congress.
• Reserve a dedicated 5-minute period within the nominated ECSS congress program to present the awarded poster and answer questions.

 

The exchange includes
• Full registration at the nominated ECSS congress.
• Up to 4 nights accommodation at the ECSS congress hotel.

 

Awards Nomination
All Young Investigator Award finalists and Early Career Researcher Award finalists will be considered for this award.

Poster Award

 

Eligibility Criteria
All posters that are on display for the required timeframe are eligible for the Poster Award, regardless of stream.

 

Judging Criteria
First round: Via delegate votes
Votes will be taken by your fellow delegates on Thursday, 2 April 2020. At 7:30pm, votes are closed and collated.

Based on the first round results, the finalist, will move to the second round of judging. If the poster is a finalist, a stamp will be placed above the Poster.

 

Second round: Via a judging panel
Judging will include the poster presentation, and the original abstract. Presentations will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Scientific quality – 30%
• Innovation/novelty – 20%
• Significance/impact – 25%
• Presentation delivery – 25%

 

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:
• Relevance: How relevant is the presentation to the profession?
• Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
• Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
• Presentation: Was the poster easy to read/follow?

 

Presentation Format
Poster Presentation on display for the duration of the conference.