An important part of the annual EASM conference is the New Researchers Award (NRA). Organized by ESMQ and sponsored by Routledge Journals, the NRA is awarded to the best original theoretical or conceptual advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management. The research should be appropriate for presentation at the annual EASM Conference and for publication in the European Sport Management Quarterly. To be eligible for this award, researchers must be near to completion of their PhD or have graduated less than three years prior to submission. The language for each submission is English. The prize is established to stimulate dissemination of new ideas and innovative research in sport management by encouraging new researchers at the start of their career.
The author of the best paper will receive a prize of €500 which is donated by Routledge Journals. In addition, the winner will receive a complimentary one-year EASM membership, which includes a free annual subscription to ESMQ. The winner will also be invited to submit a full paper of his/her work to the ESMQ for publication, taking into account the comments and feedback of the reviewers on how the paper may be strengthened for possible publication. The two finalists will win a book prize.
Further information on conference awards for the 26th European Sport Management Conference can be found here: http://easm2018.com/conference/awards/
List of winners of the ESMQ NRA Award
2017 Johannes Berendt (German Sport University)
2016 Gareth J. Jones (North Carolina State University)
2015 Felix Wemmer (Technische Universität München)
2014 Ashlee Morgan (University of Technology Sydney)
2013 Christos Anagnostopoulos (Coventry University)
2012 Reinhard Kunz (University of Bayreuth)
2011 Christian Durchholz (University of Bayreuth)
2010 Daniel Lock (University of Technology Sydney)
2009 Hugo Relvas (Liverpool John Moores University)
2008 Joerg Koenigstorfer (Saarland University)