Jack Wilmore Legacy Travel Award

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Dr. Jack Wilmore Legacy Registration Award

Deadline: April 5, 2021  |  5:00 p.m. EST


In 2021, the American College of Sports Medicine Foundation will be offering two (2) Registration Awards through the Jack Wilmore Legacy Fund. The purpose of the award is to advance education for (2) doctoral or post-doctoral fellows by providing complimentary registration to present their scholarly work at ACSM’s 68th Annual Meeting June 1-5, 2021. This award is enabled by generous donations from ACSM members and friends of Dr. Wilmore, and by a multi-year commitment by Human Kinetics.
Drawing from Dr. Wilmore’s broad contributions, one award will recognize research presented as Basic Science, and one award will recognize research presented as Applied Science. Applicants are asked to cite two articles from an archived list of Dr. Wilmore’s work, and identify how their submitted abstract aligns with or was influenced by Dr. Wilmore’s publications. 

Award requirements include:

  1. Must be a doctoral student in good standing, or be engaged in a post-doctoral fellowship, at the time of submission of the abstract for the ACSM Annual Meeting.

  2. Applicant must be a current ACSM member.

  3. Abstract must have the applicant as the first author and have been accepted by the program committee for presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting. 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. A copy of the submitted abstract should also accompany the application.

  4. Must have a faculty sponsor, who must sign the application indicating that the student or fellow is in good standing and is responsible for the research abstract being presented.

  5. A letter (no longer than one page) from the applicant describing: a) the importance of the research being presented; and b) how the research aligns with or is historically linked to two articles published by Dr. Wilmore: one in the “Area of Interest” classification for which the abstract is being submitted, and one from an alternative classification (for example, if an abstract is being submitted in Basic Science, the applicant should cite one “Basic Science” article, and a second article from the “Applied Science” or “Basic and Applied Science” listings of Dr. Wilmore’s work).
    • A comprehensive listing of articles published by Dr. Wilmore, grouped by association to Basic Science, Applied Science, or Basic and Applied Science, can be found following this link

Dr. Jack Wilmore Legacy Registration Award Application

Please contact the ACSM Foundation with questions regarding this grant.