Research to Practice 2018 offer 11 awards. These awards will be finalised and announced at the Research to Practice 2018.

 

Young Investigator Awards

 

Categories

  • Exercise Science & Health
  • Sports Science

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to:

  • Current students enrolled in the 2017 calendar year
  • Full time or part time
  • Studying exercise science, exercise physiology or sports science
  • Undergraduate, Honours, Masters or PhD

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
  • Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
  • Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented?  Were the statistics appropriate?
  • Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
  • Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
  • Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

If you are a finalist for this award, you will present an oral presentation (14 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

Nomination

Nomination for these awards are now closed.

 

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Early Career Researcher Awards

 

Categories

  • Exercise Science & Health
  • Sports Science

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to researchers who, at 27 March 2018, have held their PhD for no more than five years (dated from letter advising thesis passed). Bona fide career disruption will be taken into consideration.

Career disruption represents a special category within the assessment of relative to opportunity, and includes pregnancy; major illness; and carer responsibilities including parental leave. Employment outside the research sector including time spent working in industry; clinical, administrative or teaching workload; relocation of laboratory or clinical practice setting or other similar circumstances that impact upon research productivity are not considered to be career disruption.   

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific quality, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Rationale: Was the reason for the study well developed and were the aims/hypotheses clear and logical?
  • Methods: Were the methods clearly explained and understood by the presenter? Were the methods valid?
  • Results: Were the key results easy to understand and logically presented?  Were the statistics appropriate?
  • Discussion: Were the results interpreted appropriately?
  • Implications: Was the “so what?” question clearly addressed and does the study have impact/relevance?
  • Significance and/or Innovation: Will this increase knowledge and/or has applied a new technique/approach?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

If you are a finalist for this award, you will present an oral presentation (14 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

Nomination

Nomination for these awards are now closed.

 

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Practitioner Award

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to practitioners who are not employed as full-time academics or researchers. It is anticipated that submissions and presentations in this category might be comprised of a number of different approaches that encourage active engagement of practitioners. Examples may include case studies, reviews or meta-analyses highlighting new knowledge or insights, aspects of management which are of interest or benefit to colleagues.

 

Judging Criteria

Abstracts will be judged on the basis of clinical practice, innovation, significance/impact and presentation quality.  Abstracts will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Clinical Practice quality – 30%
  • Innovation/novelty – 20%
  • Significance/impact – 25%
  • Presentation delivery – 25%

A highly esteemed scientific and awards committee has been appointed to undertake the judging at the conference, and will follow the below marking criteria:

  • Relevance: How relevant is the presentation to the profession?
  • Professional Impact: Is the presentation likely to impact on current practice?
  • Presentation: Were the slides easy to follow?
  • Presentation: Was the presentation clear and within the allotted time?
  • Question time: Did the presenter demonstrate mastery of the content under questioning?

 

Presentation Format

If you are a finalist for this award, you will present an oral presentation (14 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

Nomination

Nomination for this award is now closed.

 

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Poster Awards

 

Categories

  • Exercise Science & Health
  • Sports Science

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all submitted abstracts.

 

Judging Criteria

Judging will be via your fellow delegates.

 

Presentation Format

To be eligible for this award, you must present a poster.

 

Awards Nomination

Nomination for these awards are now closed.

 

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Best Oral Presentation Awards

 

Categories

  • Exercise Science & Health
  • Sports Science

 

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all submitted abstracts.

 

Judging Criteria

Judging will be via your fellow delegates.

 

Presentation Format

To be eligible for this award, you must present an oral presentation (14 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions).

 

Awards Nomination

Nomination for these awards are now closed.

 

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Exercise & Sports Science Australia & European College of Sports Science Research Exchange

 

2 winners will be awarded this award at Research to Practice 2018.

 

These awards will be presented for the best presentation by a young scientist (e.g. PhD or Masters student, post-doc) in exercise and sports science.

 

The ESSA/ECSS Research Exchange provides the opportunity for the candidates to attend 1 of the next 2 ECSS Congress:

 

The exchange package will allow the candidate the opportunity to:

  • Display their poster presentation in a prominent position in the poster area of the nominated ECSS congress.
  • Reserve a dedicated 5-minute period within the nominated ECSS congress program to present the awarded poster and answer questions.

 

Awards Nomination

All Young Investigator Award finalists and Early Career Researcher Award finalists will be considered for this award.