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2010 Young Scholar Applications

Gigliola Gori, a leading sport historian in Italy and longtime member of ISHPES, as well as one of its current Vice-Presidents, has very generously donated a 1000 euro prize for the ISHPES Young Scholar Award. This award is intended to promote emerging scholarship among young scholars of sport history world wide through the organizational support of ISHPES and its members.

The ISHPES GIGLIOLA GORI YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD will be presented at the 2010 ISHPES Seminar to be held in conjunction with the Wingate Congress of Exercise and Sport Sciences on 3-6 June, 2010 in Israel.

It is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history. Eligible scholars must be a member of ISHPES and a registered student (undergraduate or graduate) at the time of the Seminar or a young scholar (within one year of receiving a PhD). The essay must be submitted in one of the official ISHPES languages (German, English or French) and the text itself (including notes and bibliography) must not exceed 10,000 words. The main criteria for selection will be based on originality, the scientific quality of the research and the value of the study from the perspective of international sport history. The theme of the 2010 Seminar is Sport and the State: A Controversial Relationship, though the paper need not be directly related to the theme.

The award winner will receive the 1000 euro prize, free registration at the Seminar and a year’s subscription to ISHPES. His/her paper will be published in Stadion and the winner, together with any other entrant whose work is recognized by the committee for its quality, will receive a diploma that will be presented at an award ceremony during the Congress.

The essays must be submitted to the Chair of the Awards Committee, Patricia Vertinsky, School of Human Kinetics, 6081 University Blvd., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, V6T 1Z1, Canada, or preferably by email attachment, before March 15, 2010.