Some ACSM Interest Groups offer the opportunity to win awards. As these become available, additional information and their respective deadlines will be found here.
Noninvasive Physiological Measurement Interest Group
Student Awards: Calling all aspiring student researchers. The Noninvasive Physiological Measurement interest group will be offering two student awards:
Entry requirements: you must have submitted an abstract to the national ACSM conference, and more than half of the data must come from a noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques. If you meet these requirements submit your abstract by email with the subject line “ACSM 2020 Abstract Award Entry”.
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Award details: for Award 1, the top written abstract will be provided a monetary award and certificate. For Award 2, the top abstracts (including Award 1) will have one slide and 3 min to present their research findings/importance, and the top presenter will be awarded with a prize and certificate
Further details: Visit the Noninvasive-Physiological-Measurement Facebook page.
Psychology and Behavior Interest Group- Marsh Center Student Research Award
Student Awards: The Psychology and Behavior interest group will be offering two student awards
Deadline: March 20, 2020
Details: for additional information, please contact Laura Ellingson-Sayen, Ph.D., FACSM
Biomechanics Interest Group
The awards program recognizes exemplar achievements by promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. We are pleased to offer the following awards:
Motion Analysis Corp Career Achievement Award
OptiTrak Mid-Career Award
AMTI Young Scientist Award
VICON/IMeasureU Dissertation Award
Student Research Awards
Student Travel Awards
Deadline: March 27, 2020 (11:59 p.m. PST)
Entry Requirements: Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Awards Chair, Dr. Max Paquette. Please put “BIGAWARD_LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME” in the subject header of the application e-mail. In your email, be sure to state to which award you are applying.
Further Details: Instructions and eligibility information are available on the ACSM BIG website.
Aging Interest Group
The ACSM Aging Interest Group (AIG) 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 and contribution to the field of aging 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. The three finalists will deliver at the AIG meeting in San Francisco (likely Wednesday between 5:45pm‐8pm) 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 and guest judges 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 ending student ACSM member as well as the first author of an abstract accepted for an oral or poster presentation at the 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting. Post-doctoral Fellows are not eligible for these awards. We will not accept multiple submissions - only one abstract per applicant. Previous first place awardees are not eligible for consideration
Application Process: Electronic applications are due by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 13, 2020.
Application Submission Materials
- 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.
- Expanded abstract of the original research submitted and accepted to the 2020 ACSM Annual Meeting. The original ACSM accepted abstract can be expanded to include more detail to up to two pages (single spaced, 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 applicable).
- Copy of e-mail correspondence or acceptance letter from 2020 ACSM verifying acceptance of your abstract as a poster or oral presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting.
- Proof of student membership.
Submission Instructions: Submit applications electronically in a single PDF file to ACSM AIG Chairs. Submit all materials no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, April 13. Please put your “FIRST INITIAL, LAST NAME ‐ AIG STUDENT AWARD APPLICATION” in the subject header of the application e‐mail.
For additional details contact Brittney Lange‐Maia, PhD, MPH.
Nutrition Interest Group
Student Research Awards: Undergraduate, Master, and Doctoral students who are presenting an abstract at the ACSM Annual Meeting may be recognized for their work. Up to three cash awards will be given at the Nutrition Interest Group meeting.
Students eligible for this award must meet the following requirements:
1. The applicant must have completed the research as an undergraduate or graduate student in the areas of clinical, applied or basic exercise science, kinesiology, nutrition, or related field at an accredited university. NOTE: Students who have recently graduated, but are presenting work completed from their undergraduate/graduate institution, are eligible to apply.
2. At the time of application, the applicant must be a member in good standing of ACSM. Students or their mentors do not have to be members of the Nutrition Interest Group.
3. The applicant must be the first author of an abstract submitted and accepted for presentation at the upcoming ACSM Annual Meeting. The abstract must be original research that has both nutrition and exercise/physical activity components.
Deadline: April 13, 2020
Further Details: for eligibility and submission requirements visit this page.
For additional questions email Dr. Steven K. Malin.
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Interest Group
The ACSM Epidemiology and Biostatistics Interest Group (EpiBiosIG) announces its 2020 Award Program. This program recognizes scientific achievements by promising student scientists and young investigators in the field of exercise/physical activity epidemiology and biostatistics. The two awards being offered are:
● Steven N. Blair Student Research Award in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
● Peter Kokkinos Young Investigator Award in Exercise Epidemiology Research
Deadline: 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Further Details: Fore more information on these awards, including application process and submission details, visit this page.
Medicine & Science in Team Sports Interest Group
Student Research Awards: The Medicine & Science in Team Sports (MSTS) Awards Committee is pleased to announce the 2020 Student Research Awards. Two awardees will be selected based on the scientific quality of the submitted abstract as well as the application to team sports. The awardee must attend the ACSM Annual Meeting to present their work in either poster or podium format. The awardee must attend and will be given their award at the ACSM MSTS Interest Group Meeting. The award consists of a certificate and check for $300.
Eligibility: Current or pending student member of ACSM at the time of the ACSM Annual Meeting. Students are considered eligible if they have not received their doctoral degree in the year prior to the ACSM Annual Meeting. Students graduating in May preceding the annual meeting remain eligible for the Student Research Award. The first-author abstract in review for the award must have been submitted and accepted for podium or poster presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting. The abstract must not be under concurrent consideration for a Student Travel Award in another Special Interest Group. We kindly request submissions for this award as outlined below. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
Application Process: Electronic applications must be submitted to the MSTS Awards Chair by April 15th. This date is after the applicant has been notified of abstract acceptance for either podium or poster presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting. Winners must be present at the SIG Meeting to accept their award.
Application Submission Materials:
- A one-page letter of nomination and endorsement from the Graduate or Undergraduate Advisor, or Department Chair (signed PDF) on institutional letterhead. This letter should include a statement specifying student contribution and independence in the work being submitted, and a description of how the research applies to Medicine and Science in Team Sports.
- The original abstract submitted and accepted to the ACSM Annual Meeting. The applicant must be a first author and the work should be the author’s own.
- Copy of email correspondence or letter from ACSM verifying that the submitted abstract has been accepted for presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting.
- Proof of student membership
*Please compile application into a single PDF file named “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME MI – MSTS SRA”
Submission Instructions: Applications should be submitted electronically (with required attachments) to the ACSM MSTS Awards Chair, Dr. Derek Pamukoff. All materials must be submitted by April 15th, 2020. Please use the Subject Header “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME MI – MSTS SRA”.
Environmental & Occupational Physiology Interest Group
We will be offering six awards this year:
- Drs. Dave and Deanna Hostler MS Student Research Award
- Drs. Dave and Deanna Hostler PhD Student Research Award
- Jerry K. Taylor Excellence in Military Research Award
- Marcus K. Taylor Discovery Award
- Adolfo M. Hernández Memorial Scholarship
- Adolfo M. Hernández Memorial Scholarship (#2)
Deadline: March 30, 2020
For additional information contact Matt Ganio, Ph.D., FACSM at email@example.com