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Dissertation Award

The Dissertation Award recognizes the completion of an outstanding dissertation by an AASP doctoral student member (dissertation must have been completed between January 1 and December 31, 2018). The recipient receives a check for $500, a waived AASP Annual Conference registration fee in the year of the award, and a plaque provided during the conference.

AASP invites student members to submit applications for the outstanding doctoral dissertation award. Applicants for the AASP Dissertation Award must meet the following guidelines:

  • Completed a dissertation on a topic related to sport, exercise, and/or health psychology between January 1 and December 31
  • Membership in AASP the application year and year preceding application

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submit one copy of the entire dissertation.
  2. Provide one original and one blind (no reference to author or affiliation) copy of a long abstract (recommended length  is 2.5 to 3 pages, single-spaced to provide a comprehensive explanation of the dissertation). The abstract should include title, study purpose, method, results, and discussion.
  3. Include a letter of support (two pages maximum) from the chairperson/co-chair of the dissertation committee (or the student's supervisor/advisor or approved research officer) and a copy of the signed cover sheet (used by universities and signed by dissertation committee members indicating acceptance and completion of the dissertation work) with the application.

*Deadline for this award: March 1 of each year.

View the list of past Dissertation Award recipients