Call for Applications | The Celia Brackenridge International Research Award. Call ends May 28, 2021

About the Award

The award is part of the continued legacy of Professor Brackenridge’s research and activism on these two themes. The Anita White Foundation offers this award within our broader aims of contributing to preservation of heritage of women in sport and to facilitate research.

We are offering an award of five hundred pounds (£500) for an entry that demonstrates excellence in published social science scholarship on child welfare in sport and/or on women and sport.

Please explore the other pages on this website to see how your work fits with the themes of Professor Celia Brackenridge’s work.

Entry eligibility

Application is open to early career researchers. These are researchers who are currently undertaking doctoral studies or were awarded doctoral degrees after January 2018. The entry must have been published in English between 1 March 2020 and 1 March 2021.

To submit an entry, please complete the entry form below and attach a file, or a link to the file, you are submitting. We welcome submissions in a variety of formats, including journal articles, book chapters, theses, and project reports. Please consult us if you have other formats that you are considering.

The panel will only accept one submission per applicant. The primary assessment criteria is that the submission demonstrates excellent scholarship on the subject of child welfare in sport and/or women and sport. The entry should demonstrate quality of scholarship, originality and advancing of knowledge in the field, critical thinking and a potential to impact on practice. Please send completed form and attachments to


The award is to be spent on activities or expenses related to scholarship and research (for example professional development, scholarly events, subscriptions to scholarly publications, or membership to professional associations). The award is to be spent within ten months of receipt. The recipient will be required to submit a report of not more than 500 words on how they used the award. The Anita White Foundation reserves the right to withdraw the award.

Previous Winners

      • 2020: Beth Clarkson, ‘Negotiating gender in the English football workplace: Composite vignettes of women head coaches’ experiences’, University of Portsmouth
      • 2019: Anne Tjønndal, “Girls Are Not Made of Glass!”: Barriers Experienced by Women in Norwegian Olympic Boxing, Nord University, Norway. Report
      • 2018: AJ Rankin-Wright, Sports Coaching and the Inclusion of Black Women in the United Kingdom, Leeds Beckett University. Report




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