2020 Biomechanics SIG Student and Post-Doc Travel Awards

Application Instructions

The APTA Biomechanics Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to announce the Academy of Physical Therapy Research Biomechanics Student and Post-Doc Travel Award. Awardees will be selected based upon the submitted material to support promising scientists in the field of biomechanics. There are 4 awards available, each consisting of a certificate and a $500.00 check.


Current or pending student member of the Academy of Physical Therapy Research Biomechanics SIG at the time of submission. A student is considered eligible for the award if he/she is currently enrolled in a terminal research degree program (PhD, ScD, etc not a DPT) or completing post-doctoral research experience in the year prior to the APTA CSM annual meeting within the area of biomechanics.

Awardees must attend CSM 2020 in Denver, CO to present their work as either a poster or podium as the presenting author and must attend the Biomechanics SIG Business Meeting to receive their award.

Application Process

Electronic applications must be submitted by October 15, 2019 to the Biomechanics SIG Awards Committee Chair.

Application Submission Material

  • Letter of nomination from graduate advisor (1 pg. max.)
  • Cover letter (1 pg. max.) from the applicant describing benefit of attending CSM
  • Copy of APTA CSM 2019 abstract acceptance email notification
  • Copy of accepted abstract
  • One-page document listing relevant publications, abstracts, presentations & awards
  • APTA membership number

Submission Instructions

Applications should be submitted electronically to the APTA SOR Biomechanics SIG Awards Chair, Ryan Zarzycki, PT, PhD, DPT. All material must be submitted by October 15, 2019. Awardees will be notified via email on November 15, 2019.

Please put “FIRST INITIAL, MI, LAST NAME – BIOMECHANICS TRAVEL AWARD” in the subject header of the application e-mail.

Biomechanics Travel Award 2020 Recipients

These travel awards are generously supported by AMTI, Delsys,  Motion Monitor,  Novel, and Vicon.

The 2019 Biomechanics SIG meeting held during CSM was generously sponsored by Qualisys.