• SASMA 2017 Cape Town

    24 - 27 October 2017

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Student Grants/Awards

SASMA Student Research Grant (Honours and Masters)

SASMA Young Investigator Grant (PhD)

The purpose of the Research and Investigator Grant programme is to foster original scientific investigations by student members of SASMA and to encourage participation in the biennial Congress. Research proposals that investigate issues within the broad discipline of sports medicine will be considered, including clinical practice, injury prevention and rehabilitation, basic science, epidemiology and education. Completed applications must be submitted by 31 July, 2017. To be eligible, the primary investigator must be an SASMA member. 

A SASMA Student Research Grant of R2000 will be awarded to 8 recipients.

A SASMA Young Investigator Grant of R2500 will be awared to 2 recipients.

Application process:

Criteria for the awards include:

  • The quality of the research project, which is evaluated via abstract
  • The extent of the students participation in the project

Students eligible for the awards must meet the following requirements:

  • 1. At the time of application, the applicant must be presently enrolled/ accepted into a graduate or professional programme in the areas of basic of clinical exercise science, physiotherapy or sports medicine at an accredited university OR have graduated from such a programme within one year prior to this award's application date. In the latter case, only work accomplished before graduation should be submitted.
  • 2. The applicant must be the first author of the abstract submitted and accepted as a free communication or oral poster for presentation at the 2017 SASMA Biennial Congress. The abstract must be original research in exercise science/physiotherapy/sports medicine/related field and should include the following: 1) statement of the problem, 2) methods and 3) results and conclusions. The work reported in the abstract must have been completed for academic credit toward completion of a graduate degree (e.g. honours, masters, ph.d., etc.)
  • 3. The applicant will need to provide a letter of recommendation from the student's project director/supervisor, a letter of motivation written by the applicant and a formal CV.
  • 4. The applicant must be a current member of the South African Soprts Medicine Association (SASMA) at the time of application and at the time the award is presented.
  • 5. The applicant must be under the age of 35 at the time the award is presented.
  • 6. The Young Investigator Award can be awarded only once to an individual.

Notification will occur by 1 September 2017. Winners will be expected to attend the SASMA Congress Dinner on 26 October to be recognized for receiving the award. A complimentary ticket to the dinner will be provided.