The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organisation in the world, with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals worldwide. It is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine throughout the world.
The Oded Bar-Or International Scholar Award encourages creative approaches to promote the acquisition of technical expertise and/or scientific knowledge by professionals through an international exchange. Applicants from Canada and the United States must visit an institution outside of their home country, while applicants from outside of Canada and the United States must visit an institution within Canada or the United States.
Any professional activity that can be shown to advance the professional standing and reputation of scientists will be considered for funding. Although it is anticipated that most proposals will be for research-based activities, requests for other types of support – if they are shown to advance the goals of the programme – will be considered.
Applicants must be professionals in a discipline recognised by ACSM with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent). While applicants do not have to be a member of ACSM, they must arrange to visit a host scientist who is a member of ACSM.
Award recipients will receive:
- Economy round-trip air transportation to the host institution (not exceeding $2,000).
- A lodging and living stipend of up to $1,500.
- Medical health insurance for two months.
- Complimentary registration and lodging for the 2017 ACSM Annual Meeting, which will be held 30 May 2017 – 3 June 2017 in Denver, Colorado.
The duration of the visit to a host institution can range from one to two months depending on the goals of the proposed project. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate that completion of this training will serve to develop new research and professional opportunities in their home country.