Alberto Madella Scholarship

albertoAlberto Madella (1956 – 2008) was appointed an EASM Honorary Member in recognition of the commitment, enthusiasm and energy he demonstrated in the field of sport management. He worked for many years with EASM in various roles and served as General Secretary from 1996 to 2004. His passion for the subject and his dedication to teaching and research inspired many scholars, students and academics throughout the world.


The Alberto Madella Scholarship Fund was created in recognition of the contribution to EASM and the field of sport management by our colleague Alberto Madella. The award is designed to support colleagues to participate in EASM conferences and help promote the work of the Association. The Scholarship Committee will make decisions based on participants’ needs and plans for contributing to the conference. The award is highly competitive and only well-developed proposals will be considered.


The Alberto Madella Scholarship Fund allows individuals to apply for 500 Euros to help them attend the EASM Conference and/or EASM Student Seminar or EASM PhD Student Seminar.


Criteria to be an eligible applicant:

Send in your complete application according to the proposal below before 25th January. We welcome applicants from all over the world, however we only provide scholarship to maximum one person per country, to achieve more diversity in scholarship recipients. (Two of the three scholarships should be awarded to individuals from European countries.) An applications country refers to the institution the individual is associated with, not the country of origin.


  • Submit a brief proposal (max. 500 words, including your name, country of residence, current occupation or student status) outlining why you think you should be awarded the scholarship. Please refer to the criteria detailed below to indicate why you would be eligible for the funding. The proposal should:
    • Confirm that you are studying Sport Management in Higher Education (Diploma, Degree, Masters, PhD)
    • Outline the motivation for your attendance at the EASM Conference and/or respective Seminar
    • Indicate the expected outcome of the EASM Conference attendance for the future individual career, including the EASM Student Seminar or EASM PhD Student Seminar
    • Outline plans for disseminating learning from the conference attendance experience
    • Confirm that you are not able to attend the EASM Conference and/or EASM Student Seminar or PhD Student Seminar without this funding
  • Submit a short report of the Conference and/or Student or PhD Student Seminar (500 words, including a picture in high resolution) no later than 14 days after the end of the Conference to the EASM office.



Please submit your application (motivation letter, CV, references etc.) as one pdf-file (max. 8 MB) via email to Jakob Wikenstaal ( before 25th January 2021.

The Alberto Madella Scholarship Fund Committee will inform all applicants with the decision before 15th February 2020 via email.


How the Scholarship fund works

When the winners have been contacted, they need to register for the EASM Conference 2020. EASM will pay the 500 Euros once the respective conference fee is paid by the candidates. The remaining money has to be paid by the scholarship recipient. EASM will not transfer the money to the recipient, instead EASM will pay to the conference organisers and EASM will not transfer the money before the recipient has paid his or her part.

If the recipient requires a visa, he or she can apply for the visa as soon as the confirmation of the payment and the final acceptance for the conference is completed.


Award Winners 2021

(Alternative format: for EASM Summer School due to the cancelled conference)

Award Winners 2020

Samuel López Carril(Spain) & Luiz Gustavo Nascimento Haas (Brazil)


Award Winner 2019

Mahdieh Seraji


Award Winners 2018

A third scholarship was sponsored by Taylor & Francis


Charitomeni Tsordia, Kimberley Hardcastle & Seth Kirby


Award Winners 2017

Nima Farajpour Bakhtiari & Veronica Lo Presti


Award Winner 2014

Elisabeth Emana


Award Winners 2013

Lilla Szijj (Hungary)


Ahmed Alafandi (Egypt)


Award Winner 2012

Sanjay Tewari (India)


Javad Yousefian (UK)