•One of the key objectives of the FISU Conference is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. Accordingly, the Young Researcher Award for FISU Conference Presenters, hosted by the FISU Conference, will recognise young leaders in research and is awarded in the framework of the FISU Summer Universiade Conference organised in odd-numbered years.
•A candidate must be under the age of 35 at the time of the Conference (born after 27 August 1982).
•A candidate must be a PhD student or be less than 2 years posterior PhD graduation (graduated from PhD after August 2015).
•A candidate must be the first author and can submit only one paper, which must be in line with the main theme or one of the sub-themes of the Conference and must be an original paper that has not been previously submitted to any other Conference.
•A candidate must submit the paper (more than 10 pages or more than 5,000 words) on time in accordance with the deadlines set for the Conference.
•A candidate has to expose the reasons why the presented paper significantly advances and contributes to the better understanding of sport and particularly of university sport.
•An expert group will be set up by the Education Committee of FISU to select the winner of the Young Researcher Award for FISU Conference Presenters. The expert group will select the best paper both on natural and social science from candidates considering scientific novelty, practical implication, advantage, presentation and significant contribution to the better understanding of sport and, in particular, of university sport.
•The Award consists of a certificate and a part of the award will be monetary in the form of a travel and accommodation grant for participation in the next FISU Forum. The winner is typically invited to present his/her research project at the next FISU Forum and by means of the FISU Magazine.