Mid-Career Award Nomination Instructions

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group Mid-Career Award is given in recognition of a mid-career scientist who 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. Special consideration will be given to those who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to ACSM through active participation in the College that advances the mission of ACSM. Active participation in the College includes but is not limited to: publishing in in ACSM journals; presenting at ACSM conferences; involvement in ACSM meetings and committees; regular attendance at national and regional meetings. Submission materials will be reviewed by senior BIG members and/or previous awardees. The award consists of a certificate and a check for $800 USD. The Awardee must attend and will be given their award at the ACSM BIG Annual Meeting. Awardees must reply to the award notification email within one week to confirm acceptance and confirm their intent to attend the BIG Meeting.


The ACSM BIG Mid-Career Award is open to scientists who are current ACSM members, who achieved Associate Professor level or equivalent no more than 7 years prior to the ACSM annual meeting, but excludes current ACSM-BIG co-chairs and members of the Awards Committee. Candidates should be established scientists whose work incorporates the scientific field of human biomechanics.


Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by others.

Submission Materials 

1) Letter of nomination
2) Comprehensive curriculum vitae
3) Five publications, along with other documentation that support and embody the candidate’s qualifications for the award
4) Combine all of the above materials into a single PDF with the file name Lastname-Firstname_MidCareerAward.pdf