Awards

The American Society of Biomechanics recognizes excellence in biomechanics annually through a variety of awards and provides opportunities to both student and regular members via competitive grant programs.

Individual Awards

These awards honor an individual for their contributions to the field of biomechanics, and are selected from among nominations that are received by the ASB Past-President, although there are additional processes associated with the Jim Hay Memorial Award and the nomination of new ASB Fellows. Details about eligibility and the nomination materials required for each individual award are provided below. With the exception of nominations for the Hay Award and election to ASB Fellow status, nomination materials for individual awards should be submitted to ASB Awards Chair and the application deadline for each of these awards is the abstract submission deadline for the annual meeting.

Eligibility

  • The Borelli Award is open to all current ASB members, excluding current ASB officers and members of the Borelli and Hay Awards Committees.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Candidates should be established scientists whose work incorporates biomechanics in any scientific field.

Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination (7 hard copies or Word document or PDF)
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF)
  • Five publications on a single topic or theme (PDF)

Submission Instructions

  • All material must be submitted by the abstract submission deadline for the Annual Meeting.
Past Individual Award Winners

2020

Steve P. Messier

 

2019

Irene S. Davis

 

2018

Roger Enoka

Borelli award presentation

2017

Mark Grabiner

…and one thing just led to another

2016

Ted Gross

Exploring Bone Mechanotransduction: A Winding Path Through Bone, Muscle, and Nerve

2015

Rodger Kram

To tell you the truth, we don’t do it because it’s useful, we do it because it’s amusing

2014

Vijay Goel

Design, Development and Evaluation of Innovative Fusion Augmenting Spinal Hardware

2013

Kenton Kaufman

Clinical Opportunities for Biomechanists

2012

Carlo DeLuca

Neural Control of Force: a Biomechanistic Perspective

2011

Scott Delp

Illuminating Muscle Function

2010

Farshid Guilak

The Role of Biomechanics in the Health, Degeneration,
and Repair of the Synovial Joint

2009

James Ashton-Miller

Lessons learned on using biomechanics to prevent selected unintentional injuries

2008

David Burr

Why Bones Bend but Don’t Break: What Cement Lines, Floyd Landis and Laundry Detergent Have in Common

2007

Rick Lieber

Lessons in Skeletal Muscle Design and Plasticity

2006

Walter Herzog

Of Myosins, Muscles, and Mechanics of Contraction

2005

Kai-Nan An

The Evolving Journey Of Tendon And Joint Mechanics – Clinical Impacts From Humble Concepts

2004

Tom Andriacchi

Bridging Disciplines to Understand Osteoarthritis

2003

R. McNeil Alexander

Muscle and Tendon Function in Athletes and Animals

2002

Mimi Koehl

Smelling with Hairy Little Noses: The Physical Design of Olfactory Antennae

2001

Felix Zajac

Understanding muscle coordination of the human leg with dynamic simulations

2000

Clinton Rubin

Searching for Wolff’s Law: Do Specific Mechanical Signals Influence Bone Adaptation?

1999

Don Chaffin

Occupational Biomechanics—Past and Future

1998

Malcolm Pope

Etiology of Low Back Pain Due to Whole Body Vibration

1997

Manohar Panjabi

New Findings About the Mechanism of Whiplash Injury

1996

Albert Schultz

Some Movements Of Older Animals.- What Leads to Age and Gender Differences in Balance Maintenance and Recovery?

1995

Wilson C. Hayes

An Update on the Movement of Animals: Falls Among Elderly Humans

1994

Peter R. Cavanagh

Rings in the Well: Adventures in the Study of Human Locomotion

1993

Savio L-Y Woo

Knee Ligaments: Twenty Years & I Hardly Know You

1992

Y.C. Fung

On the Pleasure of Biomechanics

1991

Van C. Mow

Reminiscences of a Middle-Age Biomechanician

1990

Rik Huiskes

Optimization Models for Bone Remodeling and Hip-Prosthetic Design

1989

Maury L. Hull

Progress Towards the Prevention of Knee Injuries in Alpine Skiing Accidents

1988

Krishnan Chandran

Flow Dynamics Past Artificial Heart Valves

1987

Alan Grodzinsky

Cartilage and Connective Tissue Electromechanics

1986

M.R. Yeadon

The Biomechanics of Twisting Somersaults

1985

A.E. Engin

Some Aspects of Head Injury, Modeling-Early Developments

1984

Tom Brown

Some Aspects of the Biomechanics of Femoral Head Osteonecrosis

Jim Hay Memorial Award

The Jim Hay Memorial Award recognizes originality, quality, and depth of biomechanics research that address fundamental research questions relevant to extraordinary demands imposed in sport and exercise.

The awardee must attend the Annual Meeting of the ASB in order to receive the award and deliver the Jim Hay Memorial Lecture. The Hay Memorial Lecture should highlight how the study of biomechanical principles in the extraordinary context of sport can inform our understanding and directly impact performance or focus on central questions related to selected physiological systems, e.g., the musculoskeletal system, central nervous system, or cardiovascular system, that inform behavior at the extreme end of human performance. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $1,000.

The Hay Awardee will be invited to submit a paper with commentaries from the other invited speakers participating in the annual Jim Hay Memorial Session. The guidelines for submission of the peer-reviewed paper will be established by the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics.

Eligibility

  • The Jim Hay Memorial Award is open to all scientists excluding current ASB officers and members of the Borelli and Hay Awards Committees.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by other ASB members.

Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination (Word document or PDF) including the nomination of potential speakers for the committee to consider for the Jim Hay Memorial Session.
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF) highlighting publications that address fundamental research questions relevant to challenges imposed on the body in sport and exercise.

Submission Instructions

  • Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASB Awards Chair.
  • Complete nomination packets must be submitted by December 15, 2020.
  • Nomination packets will then be forward to the Hay Award Committee.
Past Jim Hay Memorial Award Winners

2020

Antonie J. (Ton) van den Bogert

 

2019

Paavo Komi

 

2018

Rodger Kram

Running, sprinting and jumping with biological, augmented and prosthetic leg springs

2017

Rick Lieber

Biomechanical studies of muscle injury

2016

Jill McNitt-Gray

Preparing for impact: Biomechanical inspirations from olympic sports

2015

Timothy Hewett

Preventive Biomechanics

2014

Fred Yeadon

Sports Biomechanics Research: Ideas and Investigation

2013

Glenn Fleisig

How to Throw a Ball 100 mph without Ripping Your Arm Off

2012

Jesus Dapena

Approaches to Research in Sports Biomechanics

2011

Joseph Hamill

Coordinative Variability: An Indicator of Overuse Injury?

2010

Darren Stefanyshyn

Sport Biomechanics: Equipment and Performance

2009

Doris Miller

Ups and Downs of Competitive Diving

2008

Vladimir Zatsiorsky

From Biomechanics to Motor Control – From 1973 to 2008

2007

Benno Nigg

Paradigm Shifts for Impact Forces and Foot Control

2006

Peter Cavanagh

Running to Mars: A Bomechanical Adventure

2005

Mont Hubbard

Spinning Sports Balls

2004

Blake M. Ashby

Optimal control simulations of standing long jumps with free and restricted arm movement

Goel Award for Translational Research in Biomechanics

The Goel Award, newly created in 2016, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in translational biomechanics research, entrepreneurship, and societal benefit. The award is named after Dr. Vijay Goel, the Borelli Award winner in 2014 and is given annually to an ASB member. The Award was initiated by Dr. Goel’s loving and devoted family.

The Goel Award selection is based on originality, quality and depth of the candidate’s research, and the commercial and societal benefits emanating from this research. This research is expected to have a biomechanical element. The winning candidate will have demonstrated the translational nature of his or her work from basic research to the enhancement of human health and well-being. The awardee must attend the Annual Meeting of the ASB in order to receive the award. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $1,000.

Eligibility

  • The Goel Award is open to all ASB members excluding ASB officers and members of the Society’s Awards Committees.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be nominated by themselves or by others.

Submission Materials – Emphasizing the translational nature of the work

  • Letter of nomination (Word document or PDF)
  • Comprehensive curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF)
  • Five publications on a single topic or theme. These can include technical reports and patent synopses (PDF)
  • Optional: Additional support letters from individuals working in any field affected by the nominee’s work or contributions

Submission Instructions

  • Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASB Awards Chair.
  • All material must be submitted by the final abstract submission deadline for that year’s annual meeting.

 

Past Goel Award Winners

2020

Shorya Awtar

2019

Scott L. Delp

2018

Kenton R. Kaufman

2017

J.J. Trey Crisco

Founders’Award

The Founders’ Award is given to recognize “scientific accomplishment in biomechanics and excellence in mentoring” and is open to investigators of all disciplines within ASB. This is a new award that was presented in 2017 for the first time. The awardee must attend the Annual Meeting of the ASB in order to receive the award. The award consists of an engraved plaque and a check for $1,000.

Eligibility

  • Nominees must be current ASB members who are between 5 and 20 years of their terminal degrees.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be nominated by themselves or by others.

Submission Materials

  • letter of support that highlights research and mentoring activities of nominee
  • full CV with research accomplishments and mentoring activities highlighted
  • up to 5 papers

Submission Instructions

  • Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASB Awards Chair.
  • All material must be submitted by the final abstract submission deadline for that year’s annual meeting.
Past Founders' Award Winners

2020

Tamara R. Bush

2019

Silvia Salinas Blemker

2018

Daniel Ferris

2017

Rick Neptune

Jean Landa Pytel Award for Diversity Mentorship in Biomechanics

Dr. Jean Landa Pytel (1947-2018) was one of the founding members of the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) who actively advocated for women and encouraged others to find their own path in biomechanics and become involved in ASB leadership. Her career-long efforts helped to increase women’s participation in ASB membership, biomechanics research, and leadership to the levels we see today. Jean was a role model for mentorship that encouraged active citizenship in ASB, supported multiple pathways toward research excellence, created opportunities in leadership, and welcomed and valued diversity and inclusion in the society. ASB recognizes that an inclusive and diverse approach to mentorship is necessary for promoting scientific excellence and productive careers in biomechanics. At this time, we seek to recognize the contributions of current ASB members whose mentorship values reflect those of Dr. Pytel’s and contribute to ASB’s Diversity Mission. The Jean Landa Pytel Diversity Mentoring Award recognizes the long-term impact of mentoring on both the careers of individual scientists, including women and individuals from other traditionally under-represented backgrounds in ASB, and the ultimate betterment of our society as a whole.

Eligibility

Nominees should be ASB members who emulate the qualities of Jean Landa Pytel, have made a demonstrable difference in the career paths of their mentees, and, by doing so, have contributed to the advancement of the ASB’s Diversity Mission. Evidence of these qualities include attributes including, but not limited to, the examples below:

  • Supports careers of mentees from underrepresented groups
  • Shares skills, knowledge and expertise
  • Demonstrates empathy towards their mentees
  • Demonstrates perseverance and resiliency and encourages it in their mentees
  • Displays a positive attitude and acts as a positive role model
  • Takes a personal interest in the mentoring relationship
  • Exhibits enthusiasm about biomechanics
  • Values ongoing learning and growth in biomechanics
  • Provides guidance and constructive feedback
  • Sets and meets ongoing personal and professional goals
  • Values the opinions and initiatives of others
  • Motivates others by setting a good example

The Jean Landa Pytel Diversity Mentoring Award is open to all ASB members, excluding current members of the ASB executive board and members of the Jean Landa Pytel Diversity Mentoring Award Committee.

Nominations

Candidates must be nominated by other active members of ASB in good standing who have been mentored by the nominee.

Submission Material

No more than three letters of nomination (Word document or PDF) from ASB members who were mentored by the nominated individual.

Comprehensive curriculum vitae for the nominee (Word document or PDF) highlighting activities specific to mentoring, especially as aligned with the values and attributes listed above.

Documentation of current ASB member status, from the ASB membership database:

  1. Go to https://asbweb.membershiptoolkit.com/home
  2. Choose My Account>My Member Status
  3. Log in
  4. Save your Membership Information page as a pdf (it should list your name, member type, and date your membership expires).

Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the Awards Chair (refer to the Executive Board). Complete nomination packets must be submitted by 12/15/20. Nomination packets will then be forwarded to the Jean Landa Pytel Diversity Mentoring Award Committee.

The Jean Landa Pytel Diversity Mentoring Award Committee will be appointed by the Awards Chair and chaired by the ASB Executive Board Diversity Chair.

Proposed initial award committee structure:

In addition to the Diversity Chair, the award committee will consist of an individual from every academic career level, including a PhD student, a post-doctoral trainee, an assistant professor, an associate professor, and a full professor. All award committee members must be current members of ASB, and committee members will be selected so that representation of underrepresented groups is emphasized.

The first awards committee would play a fundamental role in defining the selection procedures, and may edit and add to the submission materials required for the award. The goal is for the faculty members of the committee to each serve a 3-year term but with rotation off the committee in a sequential fashion as new members rotate on so that processes could be maintained over time.

Past Jean Landa Pytel Award Winners

2020

Jill McNitt-Gray

Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award

This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists prior to the award of their PhD. Selection is based upon the scientific quality of the submitted material. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special awards session. It is expected that the awardee will submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.

Eligibility

  • Current or pending members of the ASB at the time of submission. A person is considered eligible for the pre-doctoral award if they have student status at the time of abstract submission, even if they complete their doctoral work before the annual meeting.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by an ASB member.

Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination (7 hard copies or Word document or PDF)
  • Description of the nominee’s current research (limit 2 pages, Word document or PDF). Include a statement specifying the nominee’s contribution to all work described and to all accompanying publications.
  • Curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF)
  • Published papers and/or submitted manuscripts (limit 5, all PDF)
  • Abstract of original research submitted (via regular call for abstracts) to the ASB annual meeting with the nominee as first author.

Submission Instructions

  • Note that Young Scientist Award applicants must submit their abstract to the ASB annual meeting.
Past Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award Winners

2020

Josh Leonardis

 

2019

Erika Pliner

 

2018

Jack A. Martin

In Situ Calibration of the Tendon Shear Wave Speed-Stress Relationship

2017

Colin Smith

Simulated ACL and menisci deficiency predicts altered knee mechanics during walking

2016

Emily Lawrence

Evidence That Lower Levels Of Leg Dexterity May Be A Previously Unrecognized Risk Factor For Knee Ligament Injury In Women

2015

Rachel Lenhart

 

2014

Laura Chernak Slane

 

2013

Arin Ellingson

 

2012

Jacob Elkins

 

2011

Curtis Goreham-Voss

 

2010

Ross Miller

 

2009

Amy Silder

The Influence of Prior Hamstring Injury on Musculotendon Morphology and Muscle Contraction Mechanics

2008

Meghan McGee

 

2007

Eric Kennedy

Biofidelity requirements for the focus headform for the prediction of eye injuries

Young Scientist Post-doctoral Award

This award recognizes early achievements by promising young scientists who is within five years of receiving their PhD. Selection is based upon the scientific quality of the submitted material. The awardee must attend the annual ASB meeting to present their work in a special awards session. It is expected that the awardee will submit a full-length manuscript for publication in the Journal of Biomechanics. The award consists of an engraved plaque, a check for $500, and a waiver of conference fees for the annual ASB meeting.

Eligibility

  • Current or pending members of the ASB at the time of submission. A person is considered eligible for the post-doctoral award if they have received their doctoral degree within five years of the annual meeting.

Nominations

  • Candidates may be self-nominated or nominated by an ASB member.

Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination (7 hard copies or Word document or PDF)
  • Description of the nominee’s current research (limit 2 pages, Word document or PDF).  Include a statement specifying the nominee’s contribution to all work described and to all accompanying publications.
  • Curriculum vitae (Word document or PDF)
  • Published papers and/or submitted manuscripts (limit 5, all PDF)
  • Abstract of original research submitted (via regular call for abstracts) to the ASB annual meeting with the nominee as first author.

Submission Instructions

  • Note that Young Scientist Award applicants must submit their abstract to the ASB annual meeting.

 

Past Young Scientist Post-doctoral Award Winners

2020

Eni Halilaj

 

2019

Wouter Hoogkamer

 

2018

Jennifer A. Nichols

Identifying biomechanical wrist impairments with machine learning: a feasibility study

2017

Karl Zelik

Resolving the debate: ankle push-off during human walking contributes to accelerating both the swing leg and the center-of-mass

2016

Katherine Steele

Increased Motor Module Complexity With An Ankle Exoskeleton

2015

Jason Franz

Achilles Tendon Deformations And The Age-Related Reduction In Plantarflexor Performance During Walking

2014

Amber Rath Stern

 

2013

 Steve Collins

 

2012

Metin Yavus

 

2011

Paul Ivancic

 

2010

Craig McGowan

 

2009

Jae Kun Shim

3D Kinetic Synergies in Handwriting

2008

Sam Ward

 

2007

Salvatore Federico

The effect of collagen fibres on permeability of articular cartilage

2006

Karen L. Troy

 

ASB Fellow*

Fellow status is awarded to select members of the ASB to:

1) Recognize exceptional scientific and professional achievement in the field of
biomechanics,

2) Recognize exceptional service to the ASB, and

3) Encourage continued service to the Society in a leadership role.

Fellow Nomination Process Timeline: The Fellow nomination and confirmation process begins after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting and is completed prior to abstract submission for the following year’s Annual Meeting, i.e. November 15th.

Step 1. Prospective Fellows must be nominated by a current ASB Fellow. To be considered for the following year, the nomination letter must be received by the Past-President after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting and before November 15th.

Step 2. Nominee’s basic membership and ASB participation criteria will be verified by the Secretary of the ASB.

Step 3. Nominee’s e-portfolio is generated, including:

-Current CV of Nominee (sent by Nominator to the Past President before November 15th)

-Nomination letter and second letter supporting the nomination (both letters sent by

-Nominator to the Past President after the Annual Meeting and before November 15th). The
letters should address specifics outlined in the review criteria.

Source of Nomination letters: Two letters are required.

1. Nomination Letter: From a current ASB Fellow

2. Second Letter supporting the nomination: Also from a current ASB Fellow.*

Step 4. The Fellow Nomination Review Committee, formed by the Past President and comprised of ASB Fellows representing each sub-discipline, reviews nominee’s eportolio (e.g. Nominee’s folder on google groups, password protected). The five Review Committee members then email their votes to the Past President once the review of applicants is completed.

Step 5. Past President formulates and submits a proposed list of candidates to be awarded Fellow status to the ASB Executive Board. The names of nominees supported by three or more of the five Nomination Review Committee members are automatically forwarded to the ASB Executive Board for approval. The President-Elect, President, and Past President further review nominees receiving support from at least 3 of the 5 Nomination Review Committee members. Nominees supported by consensus of the presidential line are then forwarded to the XB for approval. Recommendations for Fellow status are forwarded from the Past President to the ASB Executive Board for final review. Nominees not forwarded to the ASB Executive Board can be nominated again for Fellow status in two years (e.g. if nominated in 2013, they can be nominated again in 2015).

Step 6. Fellow confirmation requires a two-thirds vote of the ASB Executive Board. Confirmation process is completed prior to the abstract submission deadline for Annual Meeting.

* A letter from an established research scientist of senior rank (comparable to an ASB Fellow in the
nominee’s sub-discipline) may also be considered (requires pre-approval by Past President)

Past Young Scientist Pre-doctoral Award Winners

2020

Josh Leonardis

 

2019

Erika Pliner

 

2018

Jack A. Martin

In Situ Calibration of the Tendon Shear Wave Speed-Stress Relationship

2017

Colin Smith

Simulated ACL and menisci deficiency predicts altered knee mechanics during walking

2016

Emily Lawrence

Evidence That Lower Levels Of Leg Dexterity May Be A Previously Unrecognized Risk Factor For Knee Ligament Injury In Women

2015

Rachel Lenhart

 

2014

Laura Chernak Slane

 

2013

Arin Ellingson

 

2012

Jacob Elkins

 

2011

Curtis Goreham-Voss

 

2010

Ross Miller

 

2009

Amy Silder

The Influence of Prior Hamstring Injury on Musculotendon Morphology and Muscle Contraction Mechanics

2008

Meghan McGee

 

2007

Eric Kennedy

Biofidelity requirements for the focus headform for the prediction of eye injuries

Competitive Grant Programs

Opportunities for Student Members

Graduate Student Grant-In-Aid Program

The purpose of this program is to support ASB student members pursuing biomechanics research by offering a source of research funding. The grants are distributed on a competitive basis and are intended to offset the costs directly associated with conducting research. Funds may be used for small equipment items, materials and supplies, animal or participant (including participant travel) costs, and statistical consulting services or other research-services. Funds cannot be used to support researcher travel costs, salaries or indirect costs of research. ASB anticipates awarding 3-5 grants of $2000 each for a one-year period beginning in May each year.

Student Travel Awards

Student Travel Awards are offered to help students attend the ASB annual meeting. To be eligible, one must be an ASB student member and must have authored an abstract for presentation at the annual meeting.  If more than one application is received by students of the same advisor, only one will be funded.  Each award will be for $250.

Applications must include:

— a cover letter

— a current curriculum vitae

— a letter from advisor discussing both need and merit

Abstracts ultimately must be accepted for presentation (podium or poster) at the annual meeting for students to be eligible and funding is contingent upon attendance at the annual meeting. The application deadline is the abstract submission deadline for ASB annual meeting. The application should be sent electronically as a single pdf to the ASB Awards Chair.

ASB Diversity Travel Award 2020

The American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) Diversity Travel award is being offered again for the 2020 meeting. The goal of the ASB is to support attendance of individuals from diverse backgrounds at the annual meeting in Atlanta, GA (August 4 – August 7, 2020). These awards are intended to offset the cost of attendance and a portion of the costs of travel to the annual meeting. The award will include free registration (which includes lunches and several student events) and up to a $500 reimbursement (paid as a check) for travel expenses. Deadline for submission of ASB Diversity Travel award applications is May 1, 2021. Questions and applications can be submitted electronically to the ASB Diversity Committee Chair. An evaluation committee selected by the ASB Diversity Committee Chair will review applications, with announcements of awards expected by June 1, 2021.

*ASB Diversity Travel Awards are not limited to just student members. All are invited to apply for the award, if they meet the diversity requirement.

Opportunities for Faculty Members

ASB Junior Faculty Research Award (JFRA)

The purpose of this program is to support early career ASB regular members pursuing biomechanics research by offering a source of research funding. The grants are distributed on a competitive basis and are intended to offset the costs directly associated with conducting research. Funds may be used for small equipment items, materials and supplies, and animal or participant costs, and $1000 can be used to support graduate student stipends or hourly pay (as of 2018), but no indirect costs of research. ASB anticipates awarding one grant of $5000 for a one-year period beginning in July each year.

The deadline for submission of ASB Junior Faculty Award applications is February 28 of each year. Complete information about this award can be found at this link. Applications should be submitted electronically to the ASB Awards Chair.

Past JFRA Award Winners

2019

Robert D. Catena

Obstacle avoidance during pregnancy: determining the role of strength and joint position sense

2018

Natalie Holt

The effect of skeletal muscle activation on the force-length relationship: implications for crossbridge theory and musculoskeletal modelling

2017

Jacqueline H. Cole

Changes in the Osteovascular Niche Following Ischemic Stroke in Mice

Research Travel Grant

A Research Travel Grant is offered to foster collaborative research and interaction among scientists by helping to offset the cost of travel to a host institution. All ASB regular members are eligible to apply.  Travel and lodging costs are covered.  Budget requests may be up to $1000.  Matching funds from the candidate’s or host’s institution are desirable, but not required. This grant is not for travel to the annual ASB meeting.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter
  • current curriculum vitae
  • letter from host indicating support for the travel
  • a synopsis (2 pages maximum) describing the purpose of the travel, and a detailed budget with justification

A short report (1 page maximum) explaining the significant outcomes of the travel must be submitted following the completion of the travel (to be published in the ASB newsletter). Applications are sent electronically to the ASB Awards Chair.

Deadline for submission: March 1

Awards that are judged based on abstract submissions for the annual meeting

At each Annual Meeting, ASB honors excellence in research presented at the meeting. The following awards are selected based upon abstract quality, narrowed down from among all abstracts that are submitted and qualify for a given award.

JOURNAL OF BIOMECHANICS AWARD

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS AWARD

PRESIDENT’S AWARD