Masters Dissertation Award

Number Offered: 1 each year
Target BASES Membership Categories: Student and Graduate
Application Closing Date: 30 December
Apply for this award: Click here to download the application form
Results Available: March
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Aim of the award

Established in 2010, this award is given annually for an outstanding sport and/or exercise sciences dissertation made by a BASES member who is this calendar year (1 January to 31 December) a UK Masters student. ‘Masters’ includes MSc, MA, MPhil and MRes in a sport and/or exercise sciences related area. The prize is an expenses paid free communications presentation at the BASES Annual Conference. Expenses up to £300 on proof of receipts will be awarded (£200 for 1 x day attendance plus £100 travel)

Award criteria

  • The applicant must be a member of BASES.
  • The applicant must have completed a Masters dissertation in a sport and/or exercise sciences related discipline in the same calendar year (1 January to 31 December) as the application closing date.
  • The submitted work must include analysis of primary or secondary date and cannot simply be a review of existing literature.
  • 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 into.
  • These awards will not be made in the absence of submissions of sufficient merit.
  • The applicant’s project supervisor must submit 1 electronic copy of the completed application form to the BASES Office Manger, officemanager@bases.org.uk, 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 and me.
  • Attached to this e-mail should be a file containing the applicant’s name and a condensed version of the dissertation (Up to 2,000 words maximum for quantitative and 2,500 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.
  • If applicants wish for an abstract of their dissertation to be considered for publication in an online edition of the Journal of Sports Sciences, then they will also need to submit a scientific communications abstract via the BASES Annual Conference abstract submission guidelines.
  • The free communications presentation at the BASES Annual Conference will normally be limited to 10 minutes followed by 5 minutes of questions.
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