New Investigator Award

The purpose of the New Investigator Award (NIA) is to recognize new researchers and to encourage them to become productive members of ISBS by expanding the knowledge base of sports biomechanics through study and dissemination of information. Since its inception at ISBS1990 in Prague, it has been contested on an annual basis. All student members of ISBS, and full members who, at the time of the annual conference, have graduated with their terminal degree (master's or doctoral) within the past two years, are eligible for consideration. Candidates can enter one paper in the competition (oral or poster category), must be the first author of the paper submitted and accepted for presentation at the annual ISBS conference. Candidates must also present their paper at the conference, if selected, in dedicated oral (preliminary finals, finals [top 3]) and poster (finals) sessions. A judging panel uses evaluation templates when selecting the preliminary finalists, finalists, and winners of the competition. The winners are announced at the closing banquet.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a member of ISBS. Applicants must be:
    • currently enrolled in an undergraduate (Honours) or postgraduate program, OR
    • have completed their terminal degree (Master's or Doctoral) within the last two years,
      • documentary evidence required
  • The applicant must submit a paper for that year's annual conference.
  • The applicant must be the lead author of the submitted paper.
  • The applicant can only enter for one type of award (oral or poster).
  • The applicant, if selected as a finalist , he/she must attend the closing banquet of that year’s annual conference.
Submission Process:

The applicant must indicate that they would like to be considered for the NIA when they submit their conference paper. The applicant must also send their supporting documents (evidence of current enrolment or graduation) to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the closing date for paper submission.

Deadline:

Closing date for paper submissions for that year’s annual conference.

Further Information available on Page 4 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Year

 Recipient(s)

Conference

Title of Presentation

2016

Sina David

German Sport University, Cologne

Tsukuba, Japan

Victory or defeat – how movement strategies distinguish fast direction changes from cutting manoeuvres with high injury risk

2015

John Warmenhoven

University of Sydney

Poitiers, France

The application of functional data analysis techniques for characterizing differences in rowing propulsive-pin force curves

2014

Pedro Morouço

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Johnson City, TN, USA

Are dry-land strength metrics and forces exerted in-water related with high swimming velocity in young athletes?

2013

Steffen Willwacher

German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Taipei, Taiwan

Start block kinetics: what the best do different than the rest

Roman Farana

University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

The effect of different hand position on impact forces and elbow loading during the round off in female gymnastics

2012

Gerda Strutzenberger

University of Salzburg, Austria

Melbourne, Australia

Pedal forces, lower limb joint kinematics and kinetics in cycling with circular and non-circular chainrings

Helen Crewe

University of Western Australia, Australia

Functional screening test associated with altered trunk and pelvis kinematics and low back injury incidence in adolescent fast bowlers

2011

Giulia Mantovani

University of Ottawa, Canada

Porto, Portugal

Is principal components analysis more efficient to detect differences on biomechanical variables between groups?

2010

Anne Richter

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Marquette, MI, USA

Effects of age, gender, and activity level on counter-movement jump performance and variability in children and adolescents

2009

Neil Bezodis

University of Bath, UK

Limerick, Ireland

Development, evaluation and application or a simulation model of a sprinter during the first stance phase

2008

Ezio Preatoni

Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Seoul, Korea

Nonlinear analysis of race walking gait: Movement variability, Entropy and Motor Skill Assessment

2007

Miriam Klous

University of Salzburg, Austria

Ouro Preto, Brazil

Lower extremity joint loading in carved ski and snowboard turns

Giulia Dona

University of Padova, Padova, Italy

Principal components analysis of knee angle waveforms during race walking

2006

Jodie Cochrane

University of Western Australia, Australia

Salzburg, Austria

The effect of lower limb training on muscular support of the knee and risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury

2005

Wolfgang Potthast

German Sport University, Cologne

Beijing, China

The choice of training footwear has an effect on changes in morphology and function of foot and shank muscles

2004

Cassie Wilson

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, UK

Ottawa, Canada

Optimization of Performance in Running Jumps for Height

2003

None awarded  

2002

Clara Soper

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Caceres, Spain

The Effectiveness of the Goggles Training System as a Coaching Tool in Changing Pelvis Angle at the Catch during On-Water Rowing

2001

Thor Besier

University of Western Australia, Australia

San Francisco, California, USA

Muscle Activation Patterns at the Knee Joint During Unanticipated Sidestepping Tasks

2000

Young-Tae Lim

Yeungnam University, Kyungsan, Korea

Hong Kong, China

Estimated Lumbar Spinal Loads During a Golf Swing using an EMG-Assisted Optimization Model Approach

1999

Margaret McBride

Australian Catholic University Sydney, Australia

Perth, Australia

Use of Real-Time Telemetry to Monitor Instantaneous Seat and Boat Velocity in Pair oared Rowing

1998

Toshimasa Yanai

School of Physical Education, University of Otago, NZ

Konstanz, Germany

Mechanics of Body Roll in Front-Crawl Swimming

1997

Sang Yeon Woo

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Denton, Texas, USA

A Three Dimensional Analysis of the Windmill Style of Softball Delivery for Fast and Change-Up Pitching

1996

Laurie Malone

University of Alberta, Canada

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

The Effects of Wrist Restraints on Wheeling Biomechanics

1995

Calvin Morriss

Manchester Metropolitan University, England

Thunder Bay, Canada

The Biomechanics of Elite Javelin Throwing Technique

1994

Marco Caffi

Politecnico di Milano, D.S.T.M., Milano, Italy

Siofok, Hungary

Balls Mathematical Models and Mechanical Tests

1993

Mark Walsh

California State University, Northridge, USA

Amherst, Massachusetts, USA

Kinematics of the Pole Vault Approach

Brian Caster

University of Oregon, USA

The Effect of Height and Post-Landing Movement Task on Landing Performance

1992

Nigel Stockhill

Crewe-Alsager College of Higher Education, UK

Milano, Italy

A Three Dimensional Cinematographica Analysis of the Techniques of International and English Country Cricket Fast Bowlers

1991

None awarded

Ames, Iowa, USA

 

1990

Milan Jurdik

University of Karlova, Prague, Czechoslovakia

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Biomechanical Analysis of the Horizontal Jumps

Greg Wilson

University of Western Australia, Australia

Maximizing the Use of Elastic Energy in a Stretch Shorten Cycle Movement