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Call for ESB Awards 2013

One way in which ESB promotes excellence in Biomechanics is by recognition of outstanding members with prestigious awards given at the ESB Congress. Further information is available at: For enquiries and award submission contact the chair of the Awards Committee: Dr. P. Zioupos:

All awards have a deadline of January 31st, 2013, unless otherwise stated.

Huiskes Medal for Biomechanics: The most prestigious award of the ESB, given to senior researchers, who have contributed significantly to biomechanics throughout their careers, nominated by at least two ESB members. The awardee will be presented with a medal and requested to provide an award keynote lecture at the ESB Congress.

ESB Clinical Biomechanics Award: Established by the ESB with the purpose of fostering the application of biomechanics to clinically oriented problems. Four award finalists will be selected from abstracts submitted to the 19th Congress and asked to present in a special session at the ESB Congress. The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and €1000 donated by Elsevier Science Ltd.

Best Doctoral Thesis in Biomechanics: Candidates who have had their Ph.D. defence between December 1st 2011 and January 31st 2013 can submit an application. Candidates are requested to fill and submit a 2-page application template and an accompanying letter by their supervisor outlining their achievements and what they think makes the candidate stand out. The winner is selected from the list of 3-4 finalists on assessment of both a strong PhD dissertation (written in English) and the CV. The winner will present a keynote lecture at the ESB Congress and receive an honorarium of €2,000.

ESB Student Awards: One first prize and three runner-up awards will be given to students selected from eligible submitted abstracts. The award consists of a certificate for each winner, €1000 for the first prize and €250 for the runners-up donated by Elsevier Science Ltd.

ESB Poster Award: All the original paper submitted and accepted for poster presentation at an ESB Congress are eligible. The award consists of a certificate for the winner and an amount of 300 € donated by Bertec Corporation.

ESB Travel Awards: For ESB student members or who have not more than 5 years post doctoral experience and have a paper accepted for the ESB Congress. The award consists of a certificate and an amount of 400 € to be used for travel to attend the ESB Congress. Deadline: April 14th 2013.

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