Encouraging students around the world working on the history of sport and physical education
The GIGLIOLA GORI JUNIOR SCHOLAR AWARD is awarded for an unpublished essay of outstanding quality in the field of sport history.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 junior scholar (within one year of receiving a PhD). The essay must be submitted in ENGLISH 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 award winner will receive the 1000 euro prize, free registration at the Congress or Seminar and a year’s membership 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 during the Congress or Seminar.
Information on the current competition can be found here.
See the past Junior Scholar winners.
Graduate students presenting papers at ISHPES Congresses or Seminars are eligible to apply for a travel grant from GERD VON DER LIPPE JUNIOR SCHOLAR FUND. The money will be divided among the applicants to help defray the costs of travel and accommodation at the conference. Exact amounts of the financial support will vary.
A graduate student requesting travel funds must make a request for a Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund grant at the same time as the abstract submission. Applications should consist of a concise letter from the prospective participant requesting a grant from the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund, sent to Dr. Kai Reinhart, ISHPES General Secretary, at
--Be a current ISHPES member. (Join here)
--Include applicant’s academic affiliation
--Include the name and email address of applicant’s graduate program advisor
Funding requests will have no bearing on the scientific committee’s decisions on panels, but funds will not be awarded unless the applicant's paper is accepted by the scientific committee in a separate decision.
All recipients must register for the ISHPES conference in advance. This financial support will be disbursed to recipients by the ISHPES General Secretary at the conference. The winner of the Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award is not eligible for financial support from the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund.
Information for the current competition can be found here.
This financial support will be disbursed to recipients by the ISHPES General Secretary at the conference. The winner of the Gigliola Gori Junior Scholar Award is not eligible for financial support from the Gerd von der Lippe Junior Scholar Fund.
Graduate students who present papers at ISHPES Congresses or Seminars are eligible for the ROUTLEDGE JUNIOR SCHOLAR PRESENTATION AWARD. The Junior Scholar(s) who deliver the best paper presentations will be recognized at the end of the ISHPES Congress or Seminar and will receive £75 worth of books (of their choice) from Routledge.
Routledge Junior Scholar Presentation Award winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
1. Paper topic contributes to the field
2. Presenter developes the topic well (organized, clear and concise)
3. Presenter’s vocal presentation is audible and engaging
4. Presenter’s PowerPoint slides are well designed (readable fonts, good balance of graphics and text)
5. Presenter handles audience questions/comments well (demonstrated greater depth of topic, discussion enhanced conference participants understanding of the topic)
See the past Routledge Junior Scholar Presentation Award winners.
During the ISHPES congresses and seminars a social event is organized for junior scholars. This provides junior scholars with an opportunity to meet each other and begin academic networking with international scholars.
ISHPES council members are also invited to join this event and to actively exchange with the junior scholars.
Each year the Institute for Sport Science of the University of Copenhagen holds a one-week summer school for PhD Students from all over the world in the field of sport sociology, sport history, sport pedagogy and related areas. The main organizer is Prof. Dr. Gertrud Pfister. An international group of well-known professors and scholars are present to give lectures and also to advice the participants in their scholarly work. The attendance is an excellent opportunity for young scholars to present and discuss their work in an international environment, with a nice atmosphere and for future networking. ISHPES supports this summer school. For more information please contact