ICSSRI2020 Young Investigators Award (YIA)

The 4th SSRI international award collaterally held with SSRI 12th international congress on Sport Sciences

 

ICSSRI2020 Young Investigators Award

One of the key objectives of the ICSSRI2020 is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. All work must have the potential for practical outcomes in the translation of sport sciences & technology for sports health professionals and/or athletes and/or developing an active living.

 

For this purpose the SSRI established the 4th ICSSRI Young Investigators Award.

 

PURPOSE

To recognize innovative, high quality research in the field of sport and/or exercise sciences and/or physical education being presented at ICSSRI 2020 in Tehran, Iran. Recognized work will be high-impact science and may include applied, mechanistic, protocol development or clinical research. Young scientists have the opportunity of entering this prestigious competition for scientific excellence, and their outstanding scientific work can be presented at the ICSSRI 2020.

REQUIREMENTS

✓The applicant must be an MSc / PhD student, post-doc or faculty under the age of 35 (as of January 5, 2020) conducting research in the field of sport and/or exercise sciences and/or physical education.

✓Applicants may reside anywhere in the world.

✓Applicants must have an accepted scientific abstract submission to ICSSRI 2020 and must pay their registration fee for ICSSRI 2020. Case Studies are not eligible.

✓The work must be original - not published, or accepted for publication, at the time of the abstract submission deadline.

✓Applicants must have not been applied with the same accepted abstract neither to ACSM/ ECSS nor to any other related awards in the same calendar year.

✓Interested candidates will apply to ICSSRI2020 with their presentation abstract (submitted as a 250-350 word limit).

 

Click here to access the ICSSRI2020 – Young Investigators Award Verification FormFill it in with the necessary information and  e-mail it to 12cong.ssri.int@gmail.com or fax to +98-(0) 21- 88739092.

 

Award:

There will be generous cash prizes for the ICSSRI2020 YIA finalists.

The 1st Place recipient will receive an award of 20.000.000 IRR.

The 2nd Place recipient will receive an award of 15.000.000 IRR.

The 3rd Place recipient will receive an award of 10.000.000 IRR.

Top ten will receive a certification letter signed by ACSM president and the head of congress. (Not sure yet and subject to be approved)

Reviewing Criteria:

The following criteria are followed when reviewing the ICSSRI2020 Young Investigator Award abstracts.

  • The work is original - not published (see below*) at the time of the submission
  • The research has relevance for an area related to sport and/or exercise sciences and/or physical education
  • The abstract has been carefully prepared and is well structured
  • The background and relevance are clearly described
  • The work is innovative
  • The methodology is sound and the data/arguments/reasoning are solid

Where there are quantitative data in the abstract, the study has enough power and appropriate statistical tests have been performed to underpin claims on significance.

Where there are qualitative data in the abstract these are reported/interpreted using established paradigms/frameworks and contextualized appropriately.

In the case of a mixed- methods study, a brief description of both types of methodological approaches should be provided, as well as reporting the data to meet the criteria of quantitative and qualitative data listed above.

There is a clear and justified conclusion at the end.

The work is either highly significant for the respective field or has a potential future high impact (e.g. development of new methodologies/interpretations that will generate new knowledge and impact for society).

The first 20 of the applicants who have got the highest point would be the potential nominee for participating in the interview at the days of the congress. Please kindly be informed that the entire interview would be in English. You would be interviewed for a Summary of your Scholarly Work (publications and presentations), and statement detailing how your research have the potential for practical outcomes in the translation of sport sciences for sports health professionals and/or athletes and/or developing an active living.

 

*This means that the work is not published, or accepted for publication in any peer-reviewed journal nor in any book whether indexed or not in an established disciplinary data base

 

Procedure:

The following procedure is followed when participating in the ICSSRI2020 Young Investigators Award:
•All YIA applications received by the ICSSRI will be checked for the fulfillment of the administrative requirements of the YIA. Based on a thorough reviewing process, the contestants that proceed to the final stage of the competition will be selected. These contestants will have the opportunity to present to the jury in Tehran
•The contestants will be invited to attend an online interview, and this is where they can provide the jury a Summary of Scholarly Work (publications and presentations), and statement detailing how their research has the potential for practical outcomes in the translation of sport sciences & technology for sports health professionals and/or athletes and/or developing an active living (500 word limit). 
•The top 10 candidates will be announced at the ICSSRI2020 booth located next to the registration desks and at the YIA Ceremony on the final day of the congress.
•All YIA 2020 winners will be asked to attend the YIA Ceremony on the final day of the congress, in order to receive their certificates and prize money
•YIA 2020 winners who do not attend the YIA Ceremony, cannot be considered for the entitlement to prize money