NASPEM Early Career Researcher Award


The NASPEM Early Career Researcher Award is given in recognition of an outstanding early career scholar for their contributions to research in the pediatric exercise science field and scholarly effort to improve the overall health of children and youth. Honorees must demonstrate a trajectory of scholarship that makes a significant contribution to the field of pediatric exercise science. Evidence might include the innovative nature of the work, its impact on the field, and/or its impact on the practical application of knowledge. The recipient will make a research presentation at the NASPEM 2024 Biennial Meeting.

Value: $1,500 USD


  1. The nominee must be a current NASPEM member in good standing.
  2. Nominees must be no more than five years beyond the conferral of their terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD).
  3. Applicants are not required to live or work in North America.

Award Requirements:

  1. Awardees must attend and present at the NASPEM 2024 Biennial Meeting to receive the award. Failure to do so may result in the award being rescinded and make the applicant ineligible for subsequent NASPEM awards.
  2. Award funds can be used for any purpose, including but not limited to travel to the NASPEM 2024 Biennial Meeting.esearcher
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