Early Career Scholar Award

Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise — Early Career Research Award

Sponsored by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and the journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, we are pleased to announce the “Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Early Career Researcher Award”. The award will be bestowed to an early career scholar “in recognition of their significant scholarly contributions to qualitative research within the sport and exercise sciences.”

The winner of the award will receive £850 (British pounds), a one-time QRSE2018 conference registration fee waiver and be recognized at the 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise Conference.

The recipient of the award must attend the 2018 conference to be held June 6-8th, 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. They must also make a 30-minute (approximate) presentation at a general session to summarize his/her qualitative research activity for the years preceding the award. That activity can span empirical, theoretical, and methodological qualitative work.

The Award is open to all who have received a PhD within the previous five (5) years of the Award year (i.e., for 2018, an individual would have had to receive his or her PhD between January 2013 and December 2018).

An individual shall be considered for the Award if the following documents are received by January 31, 2018:

  1. A one page letter from the candidate outlining the accomplishments in qualitative research to date, as well as anticipated future contributions to the field;
  2. A copy of the candidate’s most recent curriculum vitae;
  3. Two representative scholarly publications pertaining to qualitative research by the nominee; (please provide description of role/contribution if work is co-authored);
  4. Two supporting letters from referees who can speak to the quality and contributions of the candidate’s work in qualitative research and future potential to advance qualitative research in sport and/or exercise.

Please submit all of the above documents to: qrsescholar@gmail.com

Criteria for Selection

The criteria for evaluation shall include publication record and other scholarly contributions to qualitative research in sport and exercise (e.g., scholarly journal articles, scholar book chapters, books, research reports, and so forth that demonstrate an impact on the qualitative research knowledge base; scholarly presentations, invited talks, and/or keynote addresses; public engagement/public community translation; journal reviewing; graduate supervision and mentoring; and other awards the nominee may have received).

Overall, evidence for this distinction should demonstrate the innovation of the work, the impact the work has had on the field of qualitative research, or the impact the qualitative work has had on the application of knowledge. Productivity by itself does not necessarily lead to a distinguished record. It should be clear that the record of scholarship has been subjected to critical review of established scholars in the individual’s area of scholarship. In all cases the collected works of the individual should demonstrate excellence in scholarship as it relates to qualitative research in sport and/or exercise.