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Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award

hansgrosnia.jpgThe 'Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award' recognizes excellence in early career research. This prestigious award is given annually to an individual who has excelled in their early research career (2-5 years) and has embodied the ISBS philosophy of applied science and 'bridging the gap'. The winner is invited to present his/her research in a keynote lecture at the ISBS annual conference.

Award Criteria:
  • Applicant must be a current full member of ISBS for at least two consecutive years at the time of that year's conference
  • Applicant must be within two to five years of graduating with a PhD at the time of that year's conference
  • The applicant must have a record of successful research esteem and publications.
  • 2019 Update: The applicant, if selected, must submit a scientific review article of an aspect of their presented work for publication in ‘Sports Biomechanics’ within 6 months of the award.
Submission Process:

The applicant must submit an application form (available here), 250-word abstract, and supporting documentation to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


January 31st

Further Information available on Page 7 of the Policy Manual for The Vice President of Awards of ISBS


Dr. Laura Anne Furlong

Loughborough University, UK

Oxford, Ohio, USA Measuring Muscle in Motion: Implications and Challenges for Applied Sports Biomechanics

Dr. Steffen Willwacher

German Sport University of Cologne, Germany

Auckland, New Zealand

Sports equipment: How the transformation from passive to digital systems opens new doors and puts new demands on sports biomechanists.


Dr. Pedro Mororço

Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal

Cologne, Germany Novel Insights into an old methodology: Upgrading the use of tethered swimming.

Dr. Cyril Donnelly

University of Western Australia
Tsukuba, Japan Bridging the nexus between simulation and injury prevention research

Dr. Kimi Sato

East Tennesse State University, USA

Poitiers, France Measuring bilateral asymmetry in a long term athlete monitoring
2014 Dr. Neil Bezodis

St Mary's University, UK
Johnson City, TN, USA Integrating research and practice with a view to enhancing sports performance: examples from sprint acceleration
2013 Dr. Daniel Fong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong,
Hong Kong, China
Taipei, Taiwan Investigating and preventing sport-related ankle sprain injury