Nike Award for Athletic Footwear Research

Posted on July 19, 2010

Nike, Inc. sponsors a prize of US$25,000 on a biennial basis to encourage research on athletic footwear. The topic for the 2011 competition will be:
Enhancing sport performance (biomechanical and/or physiological) with the use of athletic footwear.

This will be the fourth such award, and will be presented at the tenth ISB Footwear Biomechanics Technical Group meeting in Tübingen, Germany, in conjunction with the 2011 ISB Congress.

The prize will be awarded competitively on the scientific merit of the work*. A panel of experts from the field will be assembled to determine the winner of the award. Full papers containing original material, not previously submitted for publication, must be received at the following address no later than May 6th, 2011:

*Research sponsored by Nike will not be eligible for this award.

Matthew A. Nurse
Director, Nike Sport Research Lab

Preparation of the manuscript
Language: Manuscript must be written in English.
Format: Manuscript must follow the scientific publication format presented by the journal “Footwear Science”. All references must be collected in a separate section at the end of the manuscript.
Length: Manuscript must not exceed 15 typewritten pages of text and should not to exceed 25 pages including figures and tables.
Page Size: US letter size or European A4 size.  All margins (Top, Bottom, Left and Right) must be 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Line Spacing: 1.5
Font: Times New Roman size 10.

General Information
The winner of the Nike Award for Athletic Footwear Research will be announced at the ISB Footwear Biomechanics Technical Group meeting to be held at University of Tübingen, Germany.  The winner of the award will be notified prior to June 3rd, 2011 and will be presented with a check in the amount of US$25,000** at the meeting’s closing banquet.  Nike will pay registration, transportation (economy class) and accommodation expenses for the winner to attend the meeting. These expenses will be reimbursed if the winner has already made arrangements to attend the meeting.  In the event that the winner cannot attend the meeting, Nike will not cover these costs.

**The prize recipient will be responsible for all taxes payable on the award both in the US and/or in his/her country of residence.

For any additional information related to the prize, please contact:
Matthew A. Nurse
Nike Sport Research Lab
One Bowerman Drive, MH-1
Beaverton, OR 97005
ph: +1.503.532.5024

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