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02-13-2008, 07:43 AM
The American College Sports Medicine's (ACSM) Biomechanics Interest
Group (BIG) in conjunction with corporate sponsors (AMTI, Delsys Inc.,
Motion Analysis Corp, Motion Labs, Vicon Inc.) have created the ACSM
Biomechanics Student and Faculty Awards program to recognize exemplar
achievements by promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. For
ACSM 2008 to be held in Indianapolis, IN (May 28-31st), twelve awards
are available with 5 Student Research Awards, 5 Student Travel Awards, 1
Innovation in Research Award and 1 Career Achievement Award. Details and
application procedures for each award are presented below.



1) Student Research Awards (5 awards are available)
The BIG Awards Committee will select Awardees based upon the scientific
quality of the submitted materials. The Awardee must attend the Annual
ACSM meeting to present their work in either poster or podium format.
The Awardee must attend and will be given their award at the ACSM BIG
Annual Meeting. The award consists of a certificate and a check for
$400.00USD.



Eligibility

Current or pending student member of the ACSM at the time of the ACSM
Annual Meeting. A student is considered eligible for the award if they
are someone who has not received his/ her doctoral degree in the year
prior to the ACSM annual meeting. Abstract has been submitted and
accepted for podium or poster presentation at the ACSM Annual meeting.
Applicants may not concurrently submit for Student Travel Awards.



Application Process

Electronic applications must be submitted by March 15th, 2008 to the BIG
Awards Committee Chair. This date is after the applicant has been
notified that his/her abstract has been accepted for either podium or
poster presentation at the ACSM Annual Meeting.



Application Submission Material

1) Letter of nomination and endorsement from the Department Head,
Graduate or Undergraduate Advisor (PDF). This letter should include a
statement specifying the applicant's contributions and independence to
the

work being submitted. The letter should also specify that the applicant
is seeking the Student Research award.

2) Expanded abstract of original research submitted and accepted to the
ACSM annual meeting. The applicant must be the first author and the work
should be the author's own. The format for the abstract must be expanded
from the original ACSM abstract to 2 pages, with title, authors and
institutions clearly listed, all text in 12 pt font with 1" margins.
Subheadings of Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and
Conclusions should be included.

3) Copy of e-mail correspondence or letter from ACSM verifying that the
submitted abstract has been accepted to the ACSM Annual meeting.



Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Awards
Chair, Dr. Michael R. Torry (mike.torry@shsmf.org); all material must by
submitted by March 15th, 2008. Please put "YOUR FIRST INITIAL, MI, LAST
NAME - BIG AWARD AP" in the subject header of the application e-mail.



2) Student Travel Awards (5 awards are available)

A Student Travel Award is offered to help offset the cost of travel to
the ACSM conference to present a poster or podium presentation. The BIG
Awards Committee will select Awardees based upon the submitted
materials. The award consists of a certificate and a check for $ of
$200.00USD.



Eligibility

Current or pending student member of the ACSM at the time of the
submission. A student is considered eligible for the award if they are
someone who has not received his/ her doctoral degree in the year prior
to the ACSM annual meeting. Applicants may not concurrently submit for
Student Research Awards.



Application Process

Electronic applications must be submitted by March 15th, 2008 to the
BIG Awards Committee Chair.



Application Submission Material

1) Letter of nomination and endorsement from the Department Head,
Graduate or Undergraduate Advisor. This letter should include a
statement specifying the applicant's qualifications and why they are
deserving of

the Student Travel Award.

2) Cover letter (maximum 1 page) describing the benefit they obtain by
attending the meeting.



Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Awards
Chair, Dr. Michael R. Torry (mike.torry@shsmf.org); all material must by
submitted by March 15th, 2008. Please put "YOUR FIRST INITIAL, MI, LAST
NAME - TRAVEL AWARD AP" in the subject header of the application e-mail.



3) ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group - Vendor's Innovation in Research
Award (1 Award is available)

This award is open to scientists of all career levels (junior, mid,
senior) and is awarded for a podium or poster presentation that embodies
an innovative research idea. The Awardee must attend the Annual ACSM
meeting to present their work in either poster or podium format. The
Awardee must attend and will be given their awards at the ACSM BIG
Annual Meeting. The award consists of a certificate and a check for
$1000.00USD.



Eligibility

The Vendor's Innovation Research Award is open to all scientists,
including non-ACSM members, but excludes current ACSM-BIG officers and
members of the Awards Committee.



Nominations

Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Candidates
should be established scientists whose work incorporates the scientific
field of human biomechanics.



Application Submission Material

1) Letter of nomination (PDF). Nominations can be made by the applicant
or by a colleague

2) Expanded abstract of original research submitted and accepted to the
ACSM annual meeting. The applicant must be the first author and the work
should be the author's own. The format for the abstract must be expanded
from the original ACSM abstract to 2 pages, with title, authors and
institutions clearly listed, all text in 12 pt font with 1" margins.
Subheadings of Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion and
Conclusions should be included.

3) Copy of e-mail correspondence or letter from ACSM verifying that the
submitted abstract has been accepted to the ACSM Annual meeting.



Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Award
Committee Chair, Dr. Michael R. Torry (mike.torry@shsmf.org); All
material must by submitted by March 15, 2008. Please put "YOUR FIRST
INITIAL, MI, LAST NAME - VENDOR AWARD AP" in the subject header of the
application e-mail.



4) ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group - Motion Analysis Career Achievement
Award (1 Award)

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group-Motion Analysis Corp. (ACSM
BIG-MAC) Career Award is the most prestigious honor given by the ACSM
Biomechanics Interest Group. This award is given in recognition of an
individual who has made distinguished contributions to the development,
enhancement and the education of students concentrating in Biomechanics,
and/or has made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to
basic research in biomechanics and has contributed to the general
discipline and growth in the field of Biomechanics throughout their
respective career. The award consists of a certificate and a check for
$1,500.00USD.



Eligibility

The ACSM BIG-MAC Award is open to all scientists, including non-ACSM
members, but excludes current ACSM-BIG officers and members of the
Awards Committee.



Nominations

Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Candidates
should be established scientists whose work incorporates the scientific
field of human biomechanics.



Submission Material

1) Letter of nomination

2) Comprehensive curriculum vitae (PDF)

3) Five publications, along with other documentation that support and
embody the candidate's qualifications for the award (PDF).



Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the ACSM BIG Award
Committee Chair, Dr. Michael R. Torry (mike.torry@shsmf.org); All
material must by submitted by March 15, 2008







For questions contact one of the following ACSM Biomechanics Reps:

Mike Torry, PhD, Steadman Hawkins Research Foundation -
[mike.torry@shsmf.org]

Irene Davis, PhD, PT, University of Delaware, [mcclay@UDel.Edu]

Chris Hass, PhD, University of Florida, [cjhass@hhp.ufl.edu]

Scott Mclean, PhD, University of Michigan, [mcleansc@umich.edu]