Fellowship of the International Society of Biomechanics

Posted on June 30, 2015

In 2013 the Council agreed to establish a Fellowship of the International Society of Biomechanics (FISB). The purpose of awarding Fellowships of the ISB is to recognize distinguished professional achievement in biomechanics.  Fellows of the ISB are encouraged to provide continued professional service and leadership to the Society, particularly to foster the activities of Early Career Researchers within the Society.



Fellowship will be awarded to members of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) who, as of 1 January in an ISB Congress year, have fulfilled the requirements for Fellowship.  The minimum requirements for an application to be reviewed are listed below.

  • Full membership in good standing of the ISB for at least 10 consecutive years, at the time of nomination, and for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Attended at least 3 of the 5 preceding ISB Congresses
  • Published at least 20 manuscripts relating to biomechanics in international peer-reviewed journals of high repute
  • Presented at least one paper or poster at an ISB Congress within 3 years of application
  • Demonstrated high standards of service to the ISB by being an active:
    • member of the ISB Council,
    • member of an ISB working party,
    • member of the organizing committee for an ISB Congress, or
    • member of a scientific committee for an ISB Congress
  • Evidence of having advanced the biomechanics profession in definitive ways (e.g. awards; attainment of research grants; publishing book chapters etc.)
  • Be endorsed by two ISB Fellows or ISB Council members, who will confirm in writing the applicant’s high level of competence and ethical conduct within the disciple of biomechanics.



For the first round of Fellows, the ISB President, John Challis, has appointed Past-President, Professor Julie Steele, as Censor of the Fellows.  The Censor, together with the current ISB President, is in the process of drafting a list of recommended candidates for the first round of ISB Fellows.  This list of recommended candidates will then be presented to the ISB Executive Council at their pre-Congress meeting in Glasgow.  The Fellowships, which must be approved by two-thirds vote of the ISB Executive Council, will then be awarded at the General Assembly held during ISB2015.

Following the awarding of the first round of Fellowships, all current full members with a minimum of 10 years membership of the International Society of Biomechanics will be encouraged to consider applying to become a Fellow of the ISB.

We look forward to presenting the first round of Fellowships in Glasgow.

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