Call for Nominations - EUFAPA Awards Print E-mail

In order to honor outstanding achievements in the field of APA in Europe the European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (EUFAPA) calls for nominations and applications for awards! This will be selected during the next European Congress (EUCAPA) to be held September 29 – October 2, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. EUFAPA Awards are conferred in 3 categories:

1) EUFAPA-European Professional Award for outstanding achievements

The contribution to the field of APA can be achieved by acquisitions in research or professional activities or in sport competition.The candidate will be selected by the EUFAPA award committee following to nominations / applications from European countries. The call for nominations will be published at the EUFAPA website and on the EUCAPA organizer's website.The nomination letter for this award should include a one page (300-word) biographical sketch of the individual, highlighting major accomplishments. Please submit nominations byMay 15, 2014 to EUFAPA past-president Maria Dinold ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

2) EUFAPA-Award for outstanding achievements on national level (of the hosting country)

The contribution to the field of APA can be achieved by acquisitions in research or professional activities or in sport competition – this year from Spain!The candidate will be selected by thenational (award/organizing) committee verification by two members of EUFAPA board.Nominations should be forwarded to the awards committee by the EUCAPA organizer's committee.

3) EUFAPA-young investigator award

This award will award the best orally presented paper at EUCAPA

The criteria for submission are the following:

  • Submission of an abstract for an oral presentation in the congress as first author (ev. + promoters' name)
  • Participation and presentation in the congress.
  • Age limit: under 40ys.
  • The paper should not have been published before (original).
  • The presenter might present his/her master or doctoral thesis or his/her work after PhD (not longer than 3 years).
  • Use abstract template to indicate application for young investigator abstract.

Extended criteria for selection:

  • 25% on the quality of the abstract
  • 50 % on the quality of the presentation (content related: aim(s), method(s), results, discussion, conclusions; framework related: length, structure, visualization, language, etc.)
  • 25% on reaction to questions from committee or audience

The candidates will be selected among their applications for the award which should be done together with the submission of the abstract for the congress presentation by the EUFAPA award committee. The award includes an awarding document, a EUFAPA honoring plaque and the waiving of the fee for the next EUCAPA.

4) Awards for the best works presented at EUCAPA2014 (see "abstract submission and awards", point 3)



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