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ACSM Aging Interest Group/Strategic Health Initiative on Aging 2019 Student Research Awards

Mar 13, 2019
ACSM Aging Interest Group/Strategic Health Initiative on Aging
2019 Student Research Awards
The ACSM Aging Interest Group (AIG) and the Strategic Health Initiative on Aging (SHI‐A) are pleased to
announce the 2019 Student Research Awards underwritten by Murcott funds. This award program recognizes
exemplar achievements by promising student scientists in the field of aging and exercise.
Student Research Awards
The AIG Awards Committee will score each abstract based on scientific quality using a standard scoresheet.
We will determine the top three finalists based on the highest average ranked scores. We will notify finalists
in early May. It is expected that the three finalists will deliver at the AIG meeting in Orlando (likely
Wednesday 5:45pm) a brief oral slide presentation with Q&A based on their abstract. The first, second and
third place awards will be decided by the AIG Awards Committee after considering the oral presentation in
addition to abstract score. Awards: first place – certificate and $500 prize; second place – certificate and
$300 prize; and third place – certificate and $200 prize.
For award consideration, applicant must be a current or pending student ACSM member as well as the first
author of an abstract accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the 2019 ACSM Annual meeting. Postdoctoral
Fellows are not eligible for these awards. We will not accept multiple submissions ‐ only one
abstract per applicant.
Application Process
Electronic applications are due by 11:59pm EDT, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Detailed submission instructions
are below.
Application Submission Materials
1) Letter of nomination/endorsement from applicants academic advisor. This letter should include a
statement specifying the applicant’s contributions and specific role on the submitted abstract. The
letter should also specify that the applicant is applying for the ACSM AIG/SHI‐A Student Research award.
2) Expanded abstract of the original research submitted and accepted to the 2019 ACSM annual meeting.
The original ACSM accepted abstract can be expanded to include more detail to up to two pages (singlespaced,
11 pt Arial font, and 1” margins). Include title, authors, institutions, and funding source(s) at the
top of Page 1 (single‐spaced). Abstract should use the format of Introduction, Methods, Results, and
Discussion. References (if included) do not count in the two‐page limit and can be listed on a separate
page. Note that we will not review submissions that exceed two pages of text (including tables/figures if
3) Copy of e‐mail correspondence or acceptance letter from 2019 ACSM verifying acceptance of your
abstract as a poster or oral presentation at the ACSM Annual meeting.
4) Proof of student membership.
Submission Instructions
Submit applications electronically in a single PDF file to You must submit all
materials no later than 11:59pm EDT, Sunday, April 14, 2019. Please put your “FIRST INITIAL, LAST NAME ‐
AIG STUDENT AWARD APPLICATION” in the subject header of the application e‐mail.
Please direct any questions regarding the submission process to the email address listed above.

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As a regional chapter, our primary purpose is to work with the national organization, The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) " promote and integrate scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health and quality of life."  The Southwest Regional Chapter of The American College of Sports Medicine includes six states in its permanent charter granted in 1985. The states include: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah.

The primary goals of the SWACSM regional chapter are to:

1) Introduce students to the national organization
2) Provide professional and educational meetings in sports medicine and exercise science on an annual basis.
3) Introduce non-member professionals (Exercise Scientists, Physical Therapists, Physicians, Nurses, Athletic Trainers, Aerobics and Dance Instructors, Personal Trainers, Fitness and Health Instructors) to SWACSM and the ACSM.

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The Southwest Regional Chapter boasts a membership of approximately 1,300 professionals and students. Numerous services are provided by the SWACSM chapter to the region and its members.

- Membership Benefits and Services
- Annual 2-day professional meeting on scientific, clinical, and practical aspects of exercise science and sports medicine
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- Opportunity to submit an abstract for professional presentation at annual meeting
- Career Services and Student Breakfast offered for all students who attend the annual meeting
- Access regional information on internship and graduate programs
- Clinical Health Promotion regional network for students and professionals
- Student Research Awards given based upon peer-reviewed evaluation of a manuscript and slide presentation at SWACSM annual meeting

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