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The deadline for the Dr. Tom Shannon Promising Scientist Award is the 6th May 2024 23:59 CET. 

The Dr Tom Shannon Promising Scientist Award is introduced to acknowledge those early in their career who have performed research and demonstrated leadership that has had a significant impact in the field of movement analysis. The award includes a certificate, an award of 1000 GBP, a free ESMAC membership for one year and a Spotlight webinar to showcase the research organized by the Early Career Network. The award money should be used for scientific purposes, such as attending a conference, visiting another research group, buying research equipment, or funding open-access publications.

The competition is held each year in which there is an Annual ESMAC meeting. In alternating years, an outstanding emerging scientist (up to 4 years after PhD) or promising scientist (up to 8 years after PhD) will be awarded. This year, we are looking for our most Promising Scientist that has started establishing themselves within the field of (clinical) movement science. The panel will take into account the years post-PhD relative to the impact on the field. We welcome all eligible applications!

The winner of the award is expected to be present at the upcoming ESMAC to receive the award. In addition, they are expected to provide an ESMAC ECN webinar presentation (scheduled with the awardee in the weeks after the congress) on the recent studies and research vision that have contributed to the award. The winner should be able to provide a copy of their PhD diploma or equivalent.


To be eligible for the award, a candidate should:
(1) be a member of ESMAC in good standing;
(2) be within 8 years after their PhD graduation (or equivalent) at the time of the Annual Meeting (in justified cases this is prolonged – see the application form).

To apply, download and submit the application form ‘ESMAC PS Award template 2024’. It includes a maximum of 2 pages detailing the application and a short CV.


Please send your application to the ESMAC Early Career Award Committee (info@esmac.org with the subject ‘PS award application’) before the 6th of May 2024.

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