Masters Dissertation Award
Number Offered: 1 each year
Membership Categories: Student and Graduate
Date: 31 December
Apply for this
award: Click here to download the application form
Results Available: Within 10 weeks of the application closing date
Previous winners: Click here
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 has been a UK Masters student and submitted their Masters Dissertation within this calendar year (1 January
to 31 December). ‘Masters’ includes MSc, MA, MPhil and
MRes and must be in a sport and/or exercise science related area.
The prize is
an expenses paid free communications presentation at the BASES Annual
Conference. Expenses up to £200 (to cover 1-day delegate fee and travel expenses) on proof of receipts will be awarded.
- 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
- 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 Manger, 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 2,000 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.