Chelladurai Award

Chelladurai Award


The Chelladurai Award is a prestigious EASM award and recognises lifetime achievement in the field of sport management.


New Criteria


The nominee must meet the following criteria:

  1. Have made significant contribution in one or more of the following areas:
    1. Conceptual, empirical, or theoretical developments.
    2. Creating and disseminating new knowledge.
    3. Advancing the pedagogy and teaching of the sport management discipline.
  2. Have a minimum of ten years’ service in sport management as a lecturer, researcher, administrator, or combination of thereof.
  3. Reflect EASM’s values in leadership, service, scholarship, and collegiality.


The following (non-exclusive) criteria are taken into consideration by the Award Committee to assess the nominations. Candidates who meet one or more of the criteria are eligible:

  1. Articles in high quality academic peer-reviewed journals (including sport-related articles in other disciplines);
  2. Cited Publications (articles, books, book chapters, edited volumes); 
  3. Supervisor of successful researchers (e.g. awarded PhD students, lecturer, senior lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, and professors);
  4. Outstanding performance in promoting EASM and/or ESMQ (e.g. as editor of special issues of ESMQ, organiser of special workshops at EASM);
  5. Research awards and other formal recognitions;
  6. Editorship, associate editorship, or editorial board membership of a peer-reviewed journal of high standing in sport management.


Nomination Procedure


The deadline for the EASM Awards nomination is the 9th of August. The nomination package should be send to Annick Willem ( including the following:

  • A letter of recommendation[no more than two pages] to the Award Committee chair that specifically describes the person’s accomplishments in relation to the award criteria. The letter should clearly identify the award the person is being nominated for, and justify why the person deserves the award.
  • We encourage up to three[no more than three] letters of support for inclusion in the nomination package.
  • A resume, CV or brief biography for the nominee (can be pulled from faculty webpage or other online source).

Nominators must be EASM members in good standing and should email the nomination to the Chair of the Award Committee. The Award Committee may subsequently request additional information from the nominator. All nominations will be assessed in confidence.




Submission Process:

Individuals who accept their nomination will be asked to submit a CV and a two-page statement describing their qualifications for the award. The items must be submitted to Annick Willem no later than 9th of August.

NOTE: It is expected that the Chelladurai Award recipient will deliver a scholarly lecture at the Annual EASM conference.




Award Winner 2015 


Packianathan Chelladurai


Award Winner 2016

Trevor Slack


Award Winner 2017

Ian Henry


Award Winner 2019

Wladimir Andreff


Award Winner 2020

Berit Skirstad