Deadline: April 5, 2021 | 5:00 p.m. EST
$3,000 (1st Place)
$1,500 (2nd Place)
$1,000 (3rd Place)
To recognize innovative, high quality research in the field of sports nutrition being presented at ACSM’s 68th Annual Meeting June 1-5, 2021. Recognized work will be high impact science and may include applied, mechanistic, protocol development or clinical research. All work must have the potential for practical outcomes in the translation of sports nutrition science for sports health professionals and athletes.
The applicant may be a Ph.D. student, post-doc or faculty conducting research in the field of sports nutrition. Recipient(s) of 2020 GSSI-ACSM Sport Nutrition Award or 2020 GSSI-ACSM Young Investigator Award will not be eligible for selection in 2021.
Applicants may reside anywhere in the world but must be ACSM members and registered for the 2021 Annual Meeting. ACSM will confirm candidate’s ACSM membership and Annual Meeting registration prior to review and determination of winners.
Applicants must have an accepted scientific abstract submission to ACSM's Annual Meeting. Case Studies are not eligible.
The research must be related to the impact of nutrition or hydration on exercise physiology or performance outcomes.
The work is original - not published, or accepted for publication, at the time of the abstract submission deadline.
Applicants cannot apply with the same accepted abstract to both the ACSM and ECSS awards in the same calendar year.
Award recipient(s) will be required to record their presentations and must be able to attend a virtual interactive Q&A session for final placement selection and recognition of the award.
Interested candidates will apply to ACSM with their presentation abstract (submitted as a pdf), a one-page summary of scholarly work (publications and presentations), and statement detailing how their research translates sports nutrition science for practical application by sports health professionals and/or athletes (500 word limit).
The top three candidates will be identified by the selection committee on May 3, 2021. The top three candidates will each be required to record a presentation of five minutes or less, focused on the practical outcomes in the translation of sports nutrition science for sports health professionals and/or athletes. The top three candidates will also be required to attend a virtual interactive Q & A session.
Applications must be received at the ACSM office by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 5, 2021. As final annual meeting abstract selections may not be released by this date, interested candidates are encouraged to apply with their submitted abstract, and verification of acceptance will be made during the application review process.