One of the key objectives of the Montenegrin Sports Academy (MSA) is the promotion of female scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. For this purpose the MSA established the Female Researchers Award (FRA).
Female researchers have the opportunity to enter this prestigious competition for scientific excellence, where outstanding scientific work can be presented at the MSA annual conference. A jury consisting of the MSA Scientific Committee members grants the awards based upon an oral and poster presentation for the top presentations, respectively. The FRA might be a relevant point in the further careers of its potential winners.
FRA applications that meet all requirements are welcome online, using the abstract submission process of the upcoming MSA annual conference.
FRA reviewing criteria
A jury consisting of the MSA Scientific Committee members grants the awards based upon an oral and poster presentation for the top presentations respectively following the below listed FRA reviewing criteria:
• The work is original, not published, or accepted for publication, at the time of the abstract submission deadline
• The research has relevance for sport sciences and all its subdisciplines
• The presentation (oral or poster) has been carefully prepared, is using appropriate and high quality visual means and is well organized/structured
• High quality of technical presentation of oral or poster (delivery speed, clearly audible, varied tone, confident delivery, pointer use, correct use of scientific terminology)
• The background and relevance is clearly described
• The work is innovative
• The methodology is sound and the data are solid
• There are quantitative data in the presentation, the study has enough power and appropriate statistical tests have been performed to underpin claims on significance
• There is a clear conclusion or take home message at the end
The work either has a high impact on the area of research or has a potential high impact in the future (e.g. development of new methodologies that will generate new knowledge)
FRA requirements and award
All requirements must be met within the requested deadlines to successfully apply for the FRA:
• Conference registration fee paid before the registration deadline for presenting authors
• Signed and stamped FRA application form submitted before the deadline for abstract submission
• You are female at the time of the MSA conference within which you apply for the FRA
The sponsor of the FRA offers generous award to support upcoming researchers.
FRA application form
In order to apply for the Female Researchers Award 2017, please download your FRA application form and return the filled in, signed and stamped document to the MSA Office.
A word or pdf file of the FRA application form must be e-mailed (firstname.lastname@example.org), before the deadline for abstract submission.