29/03/2011

2011 Paralympic Scientific Award

Bonn, 28 March 2011

2011 PARALYMPIC SCIENTIFIC AWARD

Dear Paralympic Friends,

Following the successful inauguration of the Paralympic Awards in 2005, the awards will be held again in 2011 to honour members of the Paralympic Family for their exceptional performance and contributions to the Paralympic Movement. The 2011 Paralympic Scientific Award will recognize the work of one academic researcher for his/her contribution to research in the field of sports for persons with a disability.

This award will not only acknowledge and reward the work of researchers in this field but will also serve to promote and encourage further study and enhance the quality of work in this area. The award winner will be announced in early August 2011 and will be presented during a special ceremony held in conjunction with the 2011 VISTA Conference to be held in Bonn Germany, 31 August to 3 September 2011 (www.paralympic.org/events).

To be eligible for this award, candidates must have contributed through significant scientific publications related to the critical aspects of sport for persons with a disability in any discipline, have received national and/or international recognition and awareness of their work and place a specific emphasis on the practical application of research with direct or indirect benefit to the IPC. Candidates may be working in any related discipline at any level of study (undergraduate, post-graduate, academic, professional, scientific, practical).

The IPC is calling for nominations for this award. Please complete and send the attached nomination form in English, along with a brief resume, to [email protected] or by fax to +49-228-2097-209, by no later than 10 May 2011, 12:00 GMT.

Nominations may be submitted by IPC Members and members of the IPC Governing Board, Sports Technical Committees and Committees/Councils. The IPC also seeks for valuable candidates outside of the IPC Membership nominations received and hetero extends the call for nominations to the wider academic/scientific community, i.e., official IPC Science Partners (ACSM, FIMS, ICSSPE).

We look forward to receiving your nominations.
Kind regards,

Xavier Gonzalez
CEO
International Paralympic Committee

2011 PARALYMPIC SCIENTIFIC AWARD

OBJECTIVETo acknowledge the work of one academic researcher for his/her contribution to research in the field of sports for persons with a disability.

GOALS

  • To acknowledge and reward the work of researchers in this field
  • To promote and encourage further study in this field
  • To enhance the quality of work in this field

CRITERIA

The Scientific Award recognizes the work of one academic researcher for his/her contribution to research in the field of sports for persons with a disability.

To be eligible for this award, candidates must have contributed through significant scientific publications related to the scientific study of sport for persons with a disability in any discipline, have received national and/or international recognition for his/her work, and place an emphasis on the practical application of research with direct or indirect benefit to the Paralympic Movement. This award also serves to promote and encourage further study in this area. 

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

All nominations must be submitted to the IPC Headquarters by no later than 10 May 2011, 12:00 GMT.

Please complete and send the attached nomination form in English, along with any materials to be considered, to [email protected] or by fax to +49-228-2097-209. There is a limit of one entry per organization.

From these nominations, the IPC Scientific Award selection committee will select the final winner.

The award winner will be announced in early August 2011 and the awards will be presented during a special ceremony held in conjunction with the 2011 VISTA conference to be held in Bonn Germany, 31 August to 3 September 2011.

Nomination form

Download the nomination form

Note: you can also download the nomination form in MS Word format