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and Organizers of the ISB Congress

thumb DavidWinterAs of 2012, these awards are presented in honour of Professor David Winter and his pioneering contribution to the science and application of biomechanics. There are two YI awards, one for the best oral presentation (sponsored by the Journal of Biomechanics, Elsevier Science Ltd) and one for the best poster presentation (Sponsored by the organizers of the previous ISB Congress). The award recipients are offered a certificate, a monetary award of US $750. A short biography with an outline of the recipients’ professional background is published in the ISB Newsletter and ISB website.

 Requirements: Candidates must be the first author of an abstract submitted to the ISB congress for presentation. They should not have been awarded PhD by the time of the abstract submission, have a maximum age of 30 at the first day of the congress, and must have made the major contribution to the research presented in the abstract. If selected for the final round, the candidate must personally present the paper (whether oral or poster) at the ISB-congress. The abstracts for this competition are solicited with the call for papers of the ISB Congress. Please note: ISB has a policy that an abstract or submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.

When applying for the award, please download the tick-box here, answer the questions and send it back to the ISB Awards Officer, Prof Catherine Disselhorst-Klug (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Past winners of the ISB Young Investigator Awards:
YearOral presentationPoster Presentation
2015 Kelly A. Larkin-Kaiser (Canada) Robert Eberle (Austria)
2013 Eng Kuan Moo (Canada) Brandon Hisey (Canada)
2011 Cameron Brown (UK) Mathieu Davis (USA)
2009 Sandra Jasinoski (South Africa) Renate List (Switzerland)
2007  Veerle Segers (Belgium) Philippe Malcolm (Belgium)
2005 Emma A. C. Johnson (UK) Veronica J. Santos (USA)
2003 Jeremy LaMothe (Canada) Keith Gordon (USA)
2001 Steven Boyd (Canada) Paul Hodges (Australia)
1999 Frances Sheehan Daniel Lambertz
1997 Kenneth Meijer (The Netherlands) M. K. Rand .(USA)
1995 NA NA
1993 Caroline Nicol Felix Eckstein
1991 Arthur D. Kuo (USA) Timothy J. Koh (USA)
1989 Oliver Mills Cheryl Johnson
1987 NA NA
1985 NA NA
1983 M.R. (Fred) Yeadon (United Kingdom) NA


  • International Society of Biomechanics
    26 Oct at 7:19 pm
    The Congress Travel Grant Program (CTG)

    This grant is offered only in the years of an ISB Congress. This year it will be offered to help reducing the travel expenses to attend the XXVI ISB Congress in Brisbane, 23 – 27 July 2017. The ISB Congress provides a wonderful opportunity for exchange of information and for meeting other scientists who can be influential in the development of new directions. By virtue of the need to move the congresses among different continents, it is often very difficult for students to afford to travel to the Congress or to pay the registration fee if they can travel. However, we will offer several travel grants (from $US600 up to $US1200, according to the distance from the Congress city) to those meant to present their research results at the 2017 ISB Congress in Brisbane. The student must be first author of the Abstract and presenter of the paper.

    Note: Students from an institution in an EDC region will be considered for additional funding according to their submitted budget. A separate application for the EDC Congress Travel Grant Program will not be necessary. Please clearly indicate on your application that your main affiliation is with an EDC institution.

    Application forms are available here and applications are to be received by December 20th 2016 with applicants being notified by February 1st 2017.
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    19 Oct at 2:28 pm
    The United States had its first National Biomechanics Day on April 6 2016. Next year, NBD is becoming international, with groups from Australia and New Zealand following suit. Earlier this week, ISB members were invited (via email) to help grow this exciting event! For more information, see the NBD webpage:
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    13 Oct at 12:00 am
    Time to start getting excited - the first Keynotes have been announced for ISB2017! Read more in the latest issue of the newsletter prepared by the team in Brisbane:
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    7 Oct at 12:19 am
    Reminder: Force & Motion Foundation $10,000 scholarship applications due Oct 15!
  • International Society of Biomechanics
    7 Oct at 12:07 am
    Oct 7 = Registration closes for 2016 Scientific Sessions of Hand and Wrist Biomechanics International, which will be incorporated into the IFSSH and IFSHT Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina later this month:

    Oct 10 = Abstract submission deadline for the Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics. The meeting will be held in the Autoliv China Medical University on Oct 29.
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