The EASM New Researchers Award

The EASM New Researchers Award

An important part of the annual EASM conference is the New Researchers Award (NRA). Organized by ESMQ & Sponsored by Routledge Journals, the NRA is for the best original theoretical or conceptual advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management.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 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.

For this award a three stages process is used:

Round 1: Applicants submit a 5-page word abstract (single-spaced format) to the EASM 2013 conference organizers (using the on-line abstract form) by DATE 3, indicating they want to participate in the NRA. All abstracts will be blind reviewed by the NRA Jury, and selected candidates will be invited to participate in round 2. Deselected abstracts are either rejected (for poor quality) or, if accepted, transferred to the regular scientific program, i.e. to the topical sessions or a workshop.

Round 2: Successful candidates submit a full paper in MS-Word (*.doc) format by DATE 4, to the coordinator of the NRA (Papadimitriou Dimitra ( All papers will be reviewed, and selected candidates will be invited to the next phase. Deselected papers are transferred to the regular scientific program, i.e. to the topical sessions or a workshop.

Round 3: Nominees from round two are invited to present their papers at the 2013 EASM conference.

The language for each submission is English.

Successful candidates need to provide a statement regarding the stage of their academic career, including when appropriate the date of graduation for their doctoral degree.The research paper may not have been presented or published previously in scholarly outlets.

If the paper constitutes part of a broader research project undertaken by the student and/or advisor, a note as to how the submitted paper represents an original, independent contribution must be provided by the student’s advisor/supervisor.

The author/s of the best paper will receive a prize of €600 which has been donated by Routledge Journals. In addition, the winner will receive a complimentary one-year EASM membership, which includes a free annual subscription to the 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.

An expert panel will adjudicate on the award, which will be weighted as follows:

70% will be based on the written paper
30% will be based on the oral presentation during the EASM conference

Abstract requirements for the EASM New Researchers Award (NRA) are detailed in the Format section of the 2013 conference.