The GSSI Young Scholar Travel Grant Award is offered to young researchers (35 years of age or younger at the time of ECSS Paris 2023; born after 15th February 1988) to attend the annual ECSS congress. The ECSS and the Gatorade Sports Science Institute aim to promote young sports nutrition/hydration scientists in their international career. Abstracts submitted in these two areas in both presentation formats, oral or poster, may opt in to apply for the GSSI Young Scholar Travel Grant Award.


  • Applicants may reside anywhere in the world.
  • Researcher must currently be a Master’s or PhD student studying sports nutrition and/or hydration or related subject or within two years of completing PhD in sports nutrition. The presented research must be of relevance for these scientific fields.
  • An ECSS membership for 2023 is mandatory by the 15th February 2023.
  • Submission of all application documents (see details below): the application form (CV, publication list (if applicable), and letter of motivation), one letter of recommendation, and an introduction video.  
  • Applications need to be received by the ECSS office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 15th February 2023. Please type “2023 GSSI-ECSS Young Scholar Travel Grant” in the e-mail subject line.
  • Announcement of award recipients will be made by 3rd April 2023.
  • To prevent conflicts of interest, students directly associated with or engaged in any fashion with the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) will not be eligible. Submitted work funded, partially or wholly, by GSSI or PepsiCo is not eligible.
  • GSSI and ECSS are committed to supporting diversity in sports science and nutrition. The awards will adhere to the guidelines defined by the EU Platform of Diversity.

Application documents:

1. An application form (download here)

  • CV
  • Publication list (if applicable)
  • One letter of Motivation (300 word)
    A written statement detailing your professional goals and describing how a professional development award will help you meet your future career in exercise physiology and/or sports nutrition. The evaluation of the written statement will be based on clearly defined goals related to the field of exercise physiology and/or sports nutrition and demonstration of how receiving a professional development grant will help further your studies and/or professional development. The statement needs also to incorporate what you have learned about the research process or how it has impacted your academic career thus far.

2. One letter of recommendation

3. Video submission answering 4 questions in 4 minutes accompanied with 4 presentation slides

  • Why is sports nutrition important to you?
  • What is the future of sports nutrition in your area of interest?
  • What would you look to gain from the experience
  • How do you see your research coming to life?

All applications will undergo a thorough review. Three winners will each receive two thousand Euros (2,000 €) to cover registration and travel costs to attend ECSS Paris 2023, 4th July to 7th July 2023, and to use for other professional development per the winner’s discretion. Additionally, winners will also each receive:

  • An opportunity to a one-on-one meeting with a GSSI scientist to discuss research interests and career advice.
  • An invitation to virtually attend GSSI’s Expert Panel (XP) meeting
There are multiple registration categories available for ECSS Paris 2023. Find out which one applies to you.
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