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Similar to previous symposia, the 2017 Footwear Biomechanics Symposium will have multiple awards available for presenters, including the prestigious $20,000 Nike Award. Below you will find the current list of available awards for the conference. This list will be updated as award sponsors become confirmed.

2017 Nike Award for Athletic Footwear Research ($20,000)

Topic: The role of athletic footwear in improving performance, protection and/or perception in sport activites

Application Deadline: April 1, 2017

Full details of the award and the submission process is available in PDF form


All presentations (poster and oral) are eligible for all other awards listed below (there is no need to apply for specific awards - with the exception of the Nike award above), with presenters being judged my the scientific awards committee consisting of senior members of the Footwear Biomechanics Group. 


Alex Stacoff Award for Methodology ($1000US)

Presented by ASICS, Corp.


Young Investigator Award ($1000US)

Presented by Mizuno



Benno Nigg Award for Applied Research ($1000US)

Presented by adidas International



Edward “Ned” Frederick Young Investigator Award ($1000US)

Presented by Li-Ning, Ltd.



Young Investigator Award ($1000US)

Presented by New Balance




Martyn Shorten Award for Innovation ($1000US)

Presented by Salomon



Peter Cavanagh Award for Basic Research ($1000US)

Presented by Nike, Inc.


Sport Performance Research Award ($1000US)

Presented by Under Armour