Howard G ‘Skip’ Knuttgen Award Available for International Visits in Sports Medicine

This mobility scheme supports sports medicine professionals to exchange expertise and knowledge through international working visits either to or from the United States and Canada.

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is a professional association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness academics and practitioners from around the world.

The Howard G ‘Skip’ Knuttgen International Scholar Award encourages the exchange of technical expertise and/or scientific knowledge among professionals through international exchange visits to a host institution lasting from one to two months.

Although the Society anticipates that most proposals will be for research-based activities, requests will be considered for other types of activity that can be shown to advance the professional standing and reputation of scientists in appropriate fields.

Award recipients from the United States and Canada are required to travel to an institution outside of the United States or Canada. Award recipients from countries other than Canada and the United States are required to travel to an institution in the United States or Canada. Visits should be organised to coincide with the ACSM Annual Meeting so that the selected candidate can attend the conference.

Applicants must be professionals in a discipline recognised by ACSM and hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Membership of ACSM is not required in order to apply. Preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers.

Each applicant must name a host scientist who is a member of ACSM.

Awards consist of the following support:

  • Economy round-trip air transportation from the scholar’s home country to the host institution and the ACSM Annual Meeting (not exceeding $2,000).
  • A lodging and living stipend of up to $1,500.
  • Medical health insurance for up to two months.
  • Complimentary registration and lodging for the ACSM Annual Meeting.

The value of individual awards does not usually exceed $5,500.

Applications for the 2023 awards should be submitted by the deadline of 3 February 2023.

Successful applicant(s) shall be notified by the end of March 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)