Young Scientist Award Nomination Instructions

The ACSM Biomechanics Interest Group Young Scientist Award is given in recognition of an individual who shows great promise with early significant theoretical or empirical contributions to basic or applied research in biomechanics. Applicants must demonstrate commitment and dedication to ACSM through research, teaching, and service that advances the mission of ACSM as well as participation in the College. 


Current member of the ACSM at the time of the submission. A person is considered eligible for the Young Scientist Award if they have received their doctoral degree within five years of the annual meeting or began their first Assistant Professor position within three years of the annual meeting.


Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by an ACSM member.

Submission Material 

1) Letter of nomination.
Endorsement from either A) dissertation or post-doctoral advisor confirming time the since the candidate received their doctoral degree or post-doc position; or B) Department Chair confirming time since candidate began their Assistant Professor position.
Personal statement from the candidate describing current research, contribution to science, evidence of early promise i.e. grant funding, high impact publications, etc., and commitment to ACSM i.e. years of membership, years of attendance to ACSM Annual Meeting, presentations given at ACSM Annual Meeting, service to ACSM, etc. (limit 2 page).
Curriculum vita of relevant work (limit 3 page).
Example of original research submitted to the ACSM annual meeting within the past three years with the nominee as first author (i.e. abstract submission or special session application).
6) Proof of ACSM membership
7) Combine all of the above materials into a single PDF with the file name Lastname-Firstname_YoungScientistAward.pdf