Geoffrey Dyson Lecture 

The Geoffrey Dyson Award of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports recognizes sport scientists who, throughout their professional careers, bridge the gap between biomechanics research and practice in sport. It is the most prestigious award of ISBS because it is a recognition of individuals who embody and carry out the primary purposes of the Society. The recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award delivers a keynote lecture on the opening night of the ISBS annual conference. In 2024 the Geoffrey Dyson Award goes to Prof. Jacqueline A. Alderson PhD.

Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award 

The ‚Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award‘ recognizes excellence in early career research. This prestigious award is given annually to an individual who has excelled in their early research career (2-5 years post PhD) and has embodied the ISBS philosophy of applied science and ‚bridging the gap‘.

New Investigator Award 

The purpose of the New Investigator Award (NIA) is to recognize new researchers and to encourage them to become productive members of ISBS by expanding the knowledge base of sports biomechanics through study and dissemination of information. Since its inception at ISBS1990 in Prague, it has been contested on an annual basis. All student members of ISBS, and full members who, at the time of the annual conference, have graduated with their terminal degree (master’s or doctoral) within the past two years, are eligible for consideration. Candidates can enter one paper in the competition (oral or poster category), must be the first author of the paper submitted and accepted for presentation at the annual ISBS conference. Candidates must also present their paper at the conference, if selected, in dedicated oral (preliminary finals, finals [top 3]) and poster (finals) sessions. A judging panel uses evaluation templates when selecting the preliminary finalists, finalists, and winners of the competition. 

ISB World Athletics Award 

This award is sponsored by World Athletics and is presented annually at the ISB/ISBS Congress during the year in which it is awarded. In 2024, eligible papers submitted to the ISBS conference will therefore be considered for the award, and the award will be presented at the 2024 ISBS conference in Salzburg/Austria. The theme of the award is throwing-related research, therefore the abstract must describe a study related to throwing and contain some form of biomechanical analysis. The winning paper will be published as the ISB World Athletics Award for Biomechanics paper in the Journal of Applied Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of $5000 USD. 

Further information can be found on the webpage of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports.