Nutrition Award

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Abstracts submitted in the area of nutrition in the presentation format oral or mini-oral may opt in to apply for the GSSI Nutrition Award during the abstract submission process.


The Gatorade Sport Science Institut (GSSI) is the Official ECSS Sports Performance Hydration and Nutrition Platinum Partner. With this award GSSI is promoting research in the field of nutrition and hydration.

Entry criteria

  • ECSS membership
  • Paid congress registration fee
  • There is no age limit and all scientists can compete for this award
  • The research has relevance to nutrition and hydration
  • Previous prize winners are eligible to take part in subsequent competitions
  • The work is original and has not been published, or accepted for publication, at the time of the abstract submission deadline

Evaluation criteria

  • Abstract quality
  • The presentation (oral) has been carefully prepared, using appropriate and high quality visual means and is well organized/structured
  • High quality of oral presentation
  • The background and rationale for the study is clearly described
  • The methodology is well described, the statistical analysis appropriate and the data are solid
  • The presenter justifies the conclusions based on the data and the relevant literature
  • There is a clear take home message at the end
  • The work is advancing current knowledge

Reviewers panel

  • Dr. Graeme Close
    Liverpool John Moores University, GRB
  • Dr. Ben Wall
    University of Exeter, GRB
  • Dr. James Carter / Prof. Stephen Seiler, NOR
    Gatorade Sports Science Institute, USA


  1. Abstracts submitted in the topic of nutrition in the presentation format oral and mini-oral may opt in to apply for the Nutrition Award
  2. Among all applications the top 5 will be go on to the final round
  3. The 5 finalist will present their work during the congress in front of the panel
  4. The panel will need to come to a mutual decision about the best candidate and winner of the GSSI Nutrition Award
  5. The winner will be awarded during the congress

Prize money

  • 1st Place: 3.000 €
  • 2nd Place: 1.500 
  • 3rd Place: 500