Every year, ANZSB offers awards to its members to acknowledge excellence in biomechanics research and to assist its members in attending biomechanics conferences. For more details regarding these award, including access to application forms, please click on the links below.


ANZSB Publication of the Year Award

The ANZSB Publication of the Year Award recognises publication of excellent biomechanical research by ANZSB members. The award will comprise $250 and a certificate.

It is anticipated that one award will be granted each year.

The nomination is for a publication, not a person. The award is shared by the authors of the publication.

Application Guidelines

  • A publication that is eligible for this award must be biomechanical research that has a final volume and issue number in the applicable year of a peer-reviewed journal (i.e. the call for the 2018 award will occur in early 2019 but only applies to articles with a final publication date of '2018').

  • Eligible articles must also have either the first author or senior author as a financial member of ANZSB.

  • The application includes completing the application form as well as attaching the final version of the publication.

  • ANZSB will organise a reviewer panel with no conflicts of interest to peer-review the applications and determine the recipient of the award

2020 Award Status: Applications closed

Applications Open: June 16, 2020

Applications Close: June 26, 2020

ANZSB Travel Award

Every calendar year, ANZSB announces travel awards to support its members attending and presenting at conferences in Australia and New Zealand as well as overseas.

Typically, ANZSB will offer travel awards for the major biomechanics conferences such as Australasian Biomechanics Conference, International Society of Biomechanics Congress and the World Congress of Biomechanics. Other conferences may also be offered depending on the number of biomechanics conferences held in a calendar year.

ANZSB offers two travel awards per announcement

  • Student Travel Award for those ANZSB members who are currently enrolled in a biomechanics-related research higher degree

  • Early-Mid Career Researcher (EMCR) Travel Award for those ANZSB members who are no more than 10 year post-PhD, including approved extensions due to career disruptions


 A panel of ANZSB executive members will award the applicant who, in the panel’s opinion, has the best abstract.

Successful applicants of the ANZSB Travel Award will receive $500 to assist in travel and/or registration to the nominated conference.

Application Guidelines

  • All applicants must be financial members of ANZSB while student applicants also require that their research supervisor is a member of ANZSB.

  • Applicants must be the presenting author and attend the conference

  • Applicants must acknowledge support from ANZSB in their presentation, and

  • Be willing to write a review of the conference for an ANZSB newsletter

Current Conference Travel Award: International Society of Biomechanics 2019 (ISB 2019), Calgary, Canada

Current Status: CLOSED

Applications Open: Feb 20, 2019

Applications Close: Mar 8, 2019