Successful third-party funding in sport science
Since the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) had to stop the funding of research in sport science, it became increasingly difficult for Swiss sport scientists to finance their own research projects through third-party funding. Nevertheless, the successful recruitment of competitive third-party funds is increasingly regarded as an indicator of high-quality research. Already young scientists are expected to apply for grants to support their research projects and to successfully apply for scholarships that, for example, enable them to spend some time abroad.
Specifically, in a first part of the workshop (morning), the "funding landscape" of Switzerland will be presented, with the main aim being to present such funding sources that are particularly suitable for sport scientists (SNF (Post)Doc.Mobility, Inno Swiss, Swiss Olympic etc.). In a second part (early afternoon), the participants will have the opportunity to get feedback on their previously submitted application. The third part (late afternoon) will focus on the informal exchange among junior scientists and there will be some time for physical activity.
In addition to PhD students, this workshop is explicitly suitable also for postdoctoral researchers who aim to attract third-party funding in the near future or who would like to apply for a research stay.
The detailed program will be announced upon receipt of appropriate amount of registrations.
Workshop instructors: Prof. Dr. Bengt Kayser (University of Lausanne), Dr. Martin Keller & Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Taube (University of Freiburg), Prof. Dr. Siegfried Nagel (University of Bern), Prof. Dr. Nici Wenderoth (ETH Zurich)
Call for SGS Young Investigator Award proposals
The promotion of young sport scientists in Switzerland is an important goal of the Swiss Society of Sport Science (SGS). For this purpose, a Young Investigator Award will be presented at the 10th SGS annual meeting.
To apply for the Young Investigator Award an extended abstract of 1500 words must be submitted (including references). Please use the abstract template (link ).
The first author
- may not have completed the doctorate at the time of the meeting
- should not have been a winner of the SGS Young Investigator Award final at a previous meeting (1st to 3rd place)
- must be active for a Swiss institution or holds Swiss citizenship
From the applications received, five candidates will be selected by a jury, which covers social and natural sciences. These candidates get the opportunity to give an oral presentation (10 minutes presentation and 10 minutes discussion on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 14:55 - 16:35). The presentation and slides language is exclusively English.
The award jury, which is appointed by the SGS board, will assess the abstracts and oral presentations. The jury will evaluate the relevance of the research to the field of movement and sports, in addition to the scientific quality of the work and the quality of the presentation.
Please note that applicants not selected to participate in the final will undergo the normal abstract review process, and may be selected for a mini-oral or oral presentation during a regular session (no additional abstract needs to be submitted).
Cash prizes will be awarded:
1st place: 750CHF
2nd place: 500CHF
3rd place: 250CHF
The award ceremony is part of the apéro (February 8, 2018 at approximately 19:00).