Scientific Program > Awards

For each annual congress, the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports presents three awards:

  • Geoffrey Dyson Award
  • Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award
  • New Investigators Award (Oral and Posters)

One of these awards, the New Investigator Award, rewards the research work of students currently enrolled in an undergraduate (Honors) or postgraduate program or have graduated with their terminal degree (Master’s or Doctoral) within the last two years.

Moreover, ISBS also offers two special membership categories that are reserved for members who have made outstanding contributions to ISBS: Fellow and Life Members.

These awards, special membership categories and the process for applying are described below.

The purpose of the New Investigator Award (NIA) is to recognise new researchers in Sports Biomechanics and to encourage them to become productive members of ISBS by expanding the base of knowledge of Sports Biomechanics through study and dissemination of information. The NIA was first awarded in Prague, Czechoslovakia as part of the 8th Symposium of ISBS. Since its inception, it has been contested on an annual basis as part of the annual conference.

The applicants must indicate that they would like to be considered for the NIA (oral or poster) when they submit their conference paper on the conference website (closing date for ISBS 2015: 6th February). The applicants must also send their supporting documents to the VP of Awards, Elizabeth Bradshaw, elizabeth.bradshaw@acu.edu.au, by the closing date for paper submission for that year’s conference.

The New Investigator Award includes a certificate, and a monetary award of:

  • Oral: 1st  400€; 2nd  300€; 3rd  200€
  • Poster: 1st  300€; 2nd  200€; 3rd  100€

The VP of Awards will announce the winners at the closing banquet of the annual conference.

Be careful, the return date of revised New Investigator Award papers is shorter in comparison to regular papers. You will have to send back your revised paper for Monday 30th March 2015.

Further Information available on Page 4 of Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.

The Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award recognizes excellence in early career research. This prestigious award is given annually to an individual who has excelled in their  early research career (2-5 years post PhD) and has embodied the ISBS philosophy of applied science and ‘bridging the gap’ between research and application in practice. The Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award was first awarded in Taipei, Taiwan as part of the 31st ISBS conference. The winner is invited to present a lecture on his/her research at that year’s ISBS conference.

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The award was named to commemorate Hans Gros for his contribution to ISBS. Han Gros was a founding member of ISBS and was President in 1998-1999. Hans established the first ISBS website and was awarded Life Membership in 2001 in San Francisco. He was a faculty member at the University of Stuttgart in Germany and taught biomechanics, skiing, and track and field. His research interests focused on sports equipment design for gymnastics, archery, and the biomechanics of track and field.

 The applicants must submit the application form, 250-word abstract, and supporting documentation to the VP of Awards, Elizabeth Bradshaw, elizabeth.bradshaw@acu.edu.au, by January 31st. If successful, the applicant will present their research at that year’s conference.

The Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award includes a certificate, monetary award of 1000€ and complimentary registration at that year’s conference. The award prize is awarded at the closing banquet at that year’s conference.

Further Information available on Page 7 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.

Download the ISBS HANS GROS EMERGING RESEARCHER APPLICATION FORM 2015.

The Geoffrey Dyson Award of the I recognizes sport scientists who, throughout their professional careers, bridge the gap between biomechanics research and practice in sport. The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award delivers a keynote lecture on the opening night of the ISBS annual conference. The Geoffrey Dyson Award and Keynote Presentation is the most prestigious award offered by International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. It is awarded to an individual who through his/her professional career has embodied and carried out the mission of ISBS. The mission of ISBS is:

To encourage excellence in the study of biomechanics related to coaching, teaching, training and performance of sport and exercise.

The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award is invited to present the opening lecture at the annual conference. The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award is decided in the previous year, but may be announced at the closing banquet provided that the nominee has accepted.

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The award is named after one of the founding fathers of Sports Biomechanics, Geoffrey Dyson. Geoffrey Dyson had a long and strong academic and coaching career. He was the coach of the British Olympic Team in 1952, 1956, and 1960. In 1962, he first published his book on the Mechanics of Athletics. He was a speaker for the International Olympic Academy and conducted athletic courses in 14 countries. According to John Disley, one of Geoffrey Dyson's favourite pupils, he devoted his life to making coaching a science and to exposing the charlatan whose only effective advice was Do it again, but harder.

Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer nominations will be solicited from the ISBS membership. Members must have the consent of the candidate for the nomination, and will provide a letter of support (maximum of 4 pages) outlining the research profile and major achievements of the candidate by the 30th of April. The letter of support should also include the candidates contact details.

Conference Registration and travel expenses of the Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer are covered. The Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer is also awarded an engraved crystal trophy (exact trophy subject to availability) that is presented at the conclusion of the Geoffrey Dyson lecture.

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For ISBS 2015, the Geoffrey Dyson Lecturer will be Prof. Richard Smith from The University of Sydney, Australia.

 Further Information available on Page 10 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.

The Fellow award of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) recognises substantial scholarly and service contributions to ISBS and Sports Biomechanics. The applicant must submit the application form to the VP of Awards, Elizabeth Bradshaw, elizabeth.bradshaw@acu.edu.au, by the 30th of April.

ISBS members receiving the Fellow Award will be announced at the Closing Banquet of the annual ISBS conference and presented with a certificate. Members receiving the Fellow Award may use the title Fellow of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (FISBS). Fellows elected prior to 2006 are exempt from Conference registration fees.

Further Information available on Page 13 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.

Download the FELLOW OF ISBS APPLICATION FORM 2015.

 A special membership category that is reserved for members who have made outstanding contributions to ISBS. The work of the member should have enabled ISBS to further develop and thrive. This work is typically not academic (research-related) and is therefore not covered by other ISBS awards. A Life member has all of the privileges of membership but does not pay annual membership fees. A maximum of one Life membership will be awarded in a given year.

Applications should include a two-page narrative from both nominators about how the candidate has contributed
to ISBS. The application should be submitted to the VP of Awards, Elizabeth Bradshaw, elizabeth.bradshaw@acu.edu.au, by the 30th of April.

ISBS members receiving Life membership will be announced at the Closing Banquet of the annual ISBS conference and presented with a certificate. Members received Life member status for ISBS are exempt from paying annual membership fees

Further Information available on Page 15 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS.

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