The purpose of this award is to recognize scholarly research of trainee members of the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS). This recognition will be evidenced both by scholarly contributions to date (detailed in a curriculum vitae) and the quality of thesis-related research as judged by one exemplar of this work (i.e., new, submitted or recently published). The award recipients will be expected to attend the SCAPPS conference and present the data from the submitted paper or an overview of their thesis work related to the submitted paper. The presentation must be novel and not solely based on data presented previously at a conference venue.
Up to three (3) awards are available for each given year. One award is possible in each of the areas of: Sport Psychology, Exercise and Health Psychology, and Motor Behaviour. Applicants are required to indicate their preferred area at the time of submission, but the award adjudicators may choose to move the application to another area if deemed appropriate after consultation.
Each award consists of:
*Notes: 1) the award recipient will receive the funds following submission of original receipts to the SCAPPS Treasurer; 2) the travel must occur within a 1-year period after the awardee receives the award and can include the SCAPPS conference for the year following the receipt of the award.
Please note that the YSA application deadline is June 1st, each calendar year. Unsuccessful Young Scientist Award applications will not automatically be considered in the general call for abstracts; if the student is wishing to present at the annual meeting they must ALSO submit an abstract using normal procedures for the annual SCAPPS meeting. As per guidelines, this abstract must be based on new empirical data.
The application must include the following:
Candidates should submit their application through the online abstract submission portal. There is an option just below “presentation preference” to include a single merged .pdf file to attach to your abstract. Please include all of the above items in the single merged .pdf (a free and open-source program is available HERE to merge .pdf files).
The award will be judged both on the student’s curriculum vitae (50%) and the quality of the submitted paper (50%) as evidence of thesis-related work.
The reviewers will be considering the quality of the submitted Scholarly Paper based on the following criteria:
The Curriculum Vitae will be judged on impact of work and scholarly promise as evidenced by the following:
2018 Veronica Allan | April Karlinsky | Eva Pila
2017 Erica Bennett | Christopher Forgaard | Celina Shirazipour
2016 Sara Scharoun | Eun-Young Lee | Alex Benson
2015 Ben Sylvester | Jarrod Blinch
2014 Justine Dowd | Michael Carter
2013 Heather Gainforth | Jeff Weiler
2012 Marie-Josée Perrier | Christopher Cowper-Smith
2011 Jennifer Brunet
2010 Dany MacDonald | Dana Maslovat
2009 Kristina A. Neely | Kim Shapcott
2008 Kelly Arbour | Anthony Carlsen
2007 Jessica Fraser | Erin Cressman
2006 Meghan McDonough | Olav Krigolson
2005 Catherine Sabiston | Flavio Oliveira
2004 Phil Wilson | Quincy Almeida
2003 Patrick Gaudreau | Timothy Welsh
2002 Amy Latimer | Luc Tremblay
2001 Adam Dubrowski | Shannon Clark
2000 Joe Baker
1999 Kent Kowalski
1998 Tim McGarry | Natalie Durand Bush
1997 Thana Hodge | Sandra Moritz
1996 Andrew Reed | Heather Hausenblas
1995 Shannon Robertson | Kathleen Martin
1994 Therese Brisson | Ann-Marie O’Halloran
1993 Yannick Blandin | John Spence
1992 Paul Van Donkelaar | Romeo Chua | Kerry Courneya
1991 Patti Weir | Wendy Rodgers
1990 Winston Byblow
1989 Richard Carson | Dave Robinson
1988 Heather Carnahan | Adrian Taylor
1987 Ray Young
1986 Tina Gabriele | John Durkin
1985 Joan Vickers
1984 Lise Gauvin | David Lacombe
1983 Peter Crocker
1982 None awarded
1981 None awarded
1980 Tim Lee | Kevin Spink