Awards Descriptions

Promising Scientist Award

Proudly sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics

The Promising Scientist award is designed to acknowledge people who have performed superior biomechanics research early in their career. It entails a certificate and a monetary award of US$5000 for scientific purposes, such as visiting another research group to collaborate on a project. The competition is held each year in which there is an ISB-conference. The winner of the award is expected to give a 30 min. plenary presentation over the recent studies that have contributed to the award at the ISB-congress of the same year.

Requirements: To be eligible for the award, a candidate must be a member of the ISB and be post-doctoral but not more than 5 years. Each candidate must submit 1) his or her full curriculum vitae, 2) at least two first author full articles in peer reviewed scientific journals that he or she has written in a single area of Biomechanics, and 3) interpretative summaries describing the contribution to the field of each article.

Carlo De Luca Emerging Scientist Award

Proudly sponsored by Delsys

ISB has the great pleasure to announce and award the Carlo de Luca Emerging Scientist Award in honor of Professor Carlo de Luca and his pioneering contribution to the science and application of biomechanics, in particular in the area of electromyography. This award honors excellence in graduate research in the area of motor control and electromyography and is associated with a monetary award of $US 2,500. The winners are selected prior to the ISB Congress and will present in the award's session.

Requirements: Candidates must be at a early stage of their scientific career and to be eligible must not have received their PhD degree before the previous ISB Congress (two years prior to the Congress where the award will be given). Current graduate students, including MSc level students, are also eligible. Please send your applications to the Awards Officer, Prof Tim Derrick (tderrick@iastate.edu). Your conference abstract must be in the area of motor control/electromyography. You are also requested to submit 1) an up-to-date curriculum vitae, 2) PDF copies of at least two of your refereed publications in the area of motor control / electromyography and 3) an interpretative summary describing the contribution to the field for each article. Please note: You are also required to submit an abstract simultaneously to the ISB congress organizers. ISB has a policy that an abstract submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.


Jacquelin Perry Emerging Female Scientist Award

Proudly sponsored by the International Society of Biomechanics

The Jacquelin Perry Emerging Female Scientist is designed to acknowledge female researchers who have performed superior biomechanics research early in their career. It entails a certificate and a monetary award of US$ 5000 for scientific purposes, such as visiting another research group to collaborate on a project. The competition is held each year in which there is an ISB-conference. The winner of the award is expected to give a 30 min. plenary presentation over the recent studies that have contributed to the award at the ISB-congress of the same year.

Requirements: To be eligible for the award, a candidate must (1) be a female member of the ISB, (2) be post-doctoral but not more than 5 years. Each candidate must submit 1) her full curriculum vitae, 2) at least two first author full articles in peer reviewed scientific journals that she has written in a single area of Biomechanics, and 3) interpretative summaries describing the contribution of each article.