Call for papers for the European Association for Sociology of Sport (Eass) Young Researcher Award 2015

Dr. Holly Thorpe with her latest book, which has been very well received.
Dr. Holly Thorpe with her latest book, which has been very well received.

The European Association for Sociology of Sport is proud to announce the 7th Eass Young Researcher Award. The aim of the award is to facilitate the integration of outstanding graduate students and young researchers into the European community of sociology of sport scholars. The award will be granted to a scholarly paper, single-authored by a young researcher, which is deemed by a panel of judges to be of highest quality. The winning author will be invited to receive the award and present the paper at the Annual Conference of the Eass, to be held in Dublin, Ireland from 10–13 June 2015. The winning paper may be considered for publication in the European Journal for Sport and Society.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF SUBMISSIONS: 31st January 2015

Selection Committee 2015

  • Prof. Ben Carrington (University of Texas at Austin)
  • Dr Agnes Elling (Mulier Institut)
  • Dr Holly Thorpe (University of Waikato)
  • Dr Davide Sterchele (Leeds Beckett University).

All papers should be sent to: Dr. Davide Sterchele, davide.sterchele@gmail.com

Eligibility

  • Any student who is registered for master’s or doctoral level graduate work at the time her or his paper is submitted.
  • Any researcher, younger than 35, who was awarded PhD not earlier than 5 years before the time her or his paper is submitted.
  • The committee will accept only one submission per author.

Awards:

  • The winning author will be invited to attend the Eass conference free of charge and to present the paper to the plenary session during the closing ceremony.
  • Eass sponsored prize of membership in Eass for the year after which the award is granted.
  • The panel of judges may also give up to two honourable mentions. Young researchers receiving an honourable mention will also have their papers accepted for presentation at the Eass conference free of charge.
  • Additional monetary prizes may be indicated in the forthcoming announcements of the Eass conference.
  • The name of all winning authors will be posted on the Eass website.

Requirements:

  • Candidates will submit a scholarly paper on a topic that is of interest to the European sociology of sport academic community. Please submit two separate files: the first one must contain the title of the paper and the full contact information of the author; the second one must contain the title, the abstract and the full text of the paper (here the author should remain anonymous).
  • When sending the full paper for the YRA, those authors who plan to attend the conference independently from the YRA results must also submit their abstract via the on-line submission system of the general conference.
  • Papers with a lenght of over 8,000 words (references included) will not be considered.
  • Papers must be original, i.e. not already submitted elsewhere.
  • Papers must be single-authored. In the case of collective research, the paper for the YRA must significantly differ from other co-authored communications presented by the author together with colleagues during the conference.
  • Authors will submit a letter, signed by her or his academic advisor, verifying their student status or the date of their Ph.D dissertation (not earlier than 5 years before the time her or his paper is submitted).
  • Authors will comply with the publications guidelines of ejss (see: http://www.ejss.ch/ ejss/guidelines.html)
  • Papers should be sent to the Award Committee Chair in electronic copy (Microsoft Word).

For any enquiry, please contact Dr. Davide Sterchele: davide.sterchele@gmail.com

Further information about the Award at: http://www.eass-sportsociology.eu/awards.html

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