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Nike will sponsor a prize of UD$25,000 on a biannual basis to encourage research on athletic footwear.  The topic for this year competition will be the role of athletic footwear in the prevention of chronic sport injuries.  The prize will be granted for the first time at the meeting of the ISB Footwear Biomechanics Technical Group to be held July 17-19, 2005 at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio in conjunction with the 2005 ISB congress.

The prize will be awarded competitively on the scientific merit of the work*.  A panel of experts from the field will be assembled to determine the winner of the award.   Full papers containing original material, not previously submitted for publication, must be received at the following address no later than June 1, 2005:

Mario A. Lafortune
Nike Sport Research Laboratory
1 Bowerman Drive
Beaverton, OR 97005

*Note that research sponsored by Nike will not be eligible for this award.

Preparation of the manuscript

Language: Manuscript must be written in English.

Format: Manuscript must follow a typical scientific publication format such as Journal of Biomechanics. All references must be collected in a separate section at the end of the manuscript.

Length: Manuscript must not exceed 15 typewritten pages of text and should not to exceed 25 pages including figures and tables.

Page Size: US letter size (8.5' X 11'€) or European A4 size.  All margins (Top, Bottom, Left and Right) must be 1 inch (2.5 cm).

Line Spacing: 1.5

Font: Times New Roman size 10.

General Information

The winner of the Nike Award for Athletic Footwear Research will be announced at the ISB Footwear Biomechanics Technical Group meeting to be held at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio.  The winner of the award will be notified prior to June 25,2005 and will be handed a check to the amount of UD$25,000**at the meeting closing banquet.  Nike will pay the registration, transportation (economy class) and accommodation costs for the winner to attend the meeting.  These costs will be reimbursed if the winner has already made arrangements to attend the meeting.  In the event that the winner cannot attend the meeting, Nike will not cover these costs.

**The recipient of the prize will be responsible for all taxes payable on the award both in the US and in his/her country of residence.


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