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SIRC (Sport Information Resource Centre) Research Award and Research Development Award

Description:The SIRC Research Award recognizes outstanding sport research that benefits the Canadian sporting community. SIRC invites Canadian researchers to submit sport related original research papers in consideration for the 2013 SIRC Research Award. This year, the 2013 SIRC Research Award has two categories. Your submission must fall into one of these three categories. The social impact of sport on the community: This category contains research in four broad areas; social, cultural, and/or economic benefits of sport health and wellness participation education and life long learning The impact of applied research on athletic excellence / high performance: This category contains research in four key areas of study; Sport Psychology Sport Physiology Sports Medicine Kinesiology The impact of Olympic values on positive mental health development and sport participation This category contains research in four broad areas; Positive mental health/mental fitness (conditions that foster innate psychological needs- Competence, Relatedness, Autonomy) Youth Psychology Sociology
Eligibility:The applicant must be a Canadian citizen currently associated with a Canadian University or degree granting institution. - You must submit original research that has not been previously published. - Your paper must be written in English or French. - Your paper must be a minimum of 2500 words and up to a maximum of 4000 words (excluding references). - Your research must be relevant and benefit the Canadian sporting community.
Value:Winners receive $2,000, a SIRC membership, media coverage, inclusion in the SIRC Collection and international exposure to the sport and academic community through SIRC’s publishing channels. Presentation of award will take place on Olympic Day (location to be determined).
Application Procedures:February 15, 2013: Abstract and bio submission April 26, 2013: Research paper is electronically received by In addition, a complete hardcopy of the applicant's submission, which includes a bio, an abstract, a photo of the applicant (passport photo) and the signed SIRC Content License agreement and eligibility outline, with original applicant's signature, is received in our offices by 4:30 pm EST.
Contact Information:Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), 180 Elgin Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa, ON K2P 2K3 Phone: (613) 231-7472; Toll Free (North America): (800) 665-6413; Fax: (613) 231-3739; E-mail
Deadline:February 15
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