Professor Tom Reilly Doctoral Dissertation Award
Number Offered: 1 each year
Target BASES Membership Categories: Student and
Application Closing Date: 31 January
Apply for this award: click here to download the application form
Results Available: April
Previous winners: Click here
Aim of award
This award was
established in 2010 through the generosity of Routledge and is named after Prof
Tom Reilly (1941-2009) who was an Honorary Fellow of BASES. The prize is £500. This
award is given annually for an outstanding doctoral dissertation made in the
area of sport and/or exercise sciences by a BASES member.
Routledge - is a leading international publisher of textbooks, course
books, journals and research monographs in sport and exercise science. www.routledge.com
- The applicant must be a member of BASES.
- The applicant must be within one year of successfully completing a PhD.
Applicants must provide a formal letter confirming their award or a graduation
- Only one submission per Department is permissible.
- Applications will be reviewed and judged on scientific merit,
methodological rigour and standard of presentation.
- Applications not adhering to the award criteria will not be marked.
- The decision is final in all cases and no correspondence will be entered
- These awards will not be made in the absence of submissions of
- The applicant’s project supervisor must submit 1 electronic copy of the
completed application form to the BASES Office Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, by the
closing date with the following statement: I certify that the applicant meets
the award criteria and this application is supported by the Head of Department
- Attached to this e-mail should be a file containing the applicant’s name
and a condensed version of the dissertation (Up to 2,500 words maximum for
quantitative and 3,000 words maximum qualitative research reports). Both
word limits exclude the reference list at the end of the dissertation but
include all other words in the document. No abstract is
necessary. Submissions should be typed in Journal of Sports Sciences format.
- Within six weeks of receiving the award letter, the recipient of the
award shall submit an article (650 words maximum) for consideration for The Sport
and Exercise Scientist or the BASES website. The article shall comply with’
Guidelines for Contributors to The Sport and Exercise
Scientist’. The emphasis of the article should be on contributing to the
continuing professional development of sport and exercise scientists by
promoting evidence-based practice. The award winner must liaise with Dr Claire
Hitchings prior to writing the article.