This award recognizes scholarly research of SCAPPS’ trainee members. This recognition will be evidenced by scholarly contributions to date (detailed in a CV) and the quality of thesis-related research as judged by one exemplar of this work (i.e., new, submitted, or recently published). Awardees are 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: (1) Sport Psychology, (2) Exercise and Health Psychology, and (3) Motor Learning/Control. Applicants are required to submit via their preferred portal, 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.
The application must include the following:
For the 2022 competition, please upload a single PDF file containing all application materials to the appropriate portal: (1) Sport Psychology; (2) Exercise and Health Psychology; or (3) Motor Learning/Control. You can only submit to one of these three areas. Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 17, 2022. Applicants not chosen for the award are encouraged to resubmit their abstracts as part of the regular conference program. For questions, please contact the Director of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Dr. Shaelyn Strachan; firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Director of Motor Learning and Control (Dr. Melanie Lam; email@example.com).
The portal opens for FHYSA submissions May 16, 2022.
The portal closes for FHYSA submissions May 30, 2022.
The award will be judged both on the student’s CV (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:
2021 Raphaël Hamel | Zoë Poucher
2020 Jeemin Kim | Tristan Loria | Maxine Myre
2019 Amanda Wurz | Gerome Manson | Kelsey Kendellen
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