Young Investigators Award (YIA)

What is the YIA?

One of the key objectives of the ECSS is the promotion of junior scientists and the fostering of state-of-the-art research. For this purpose, the ECSS established the Young Investigators Award (YIA). The YIA is sponsored by the European Journal of Sport Science and the winners are granted with generous cash prices. The YIA supports upcoming young scientists, who present outstanding scientific work at the ECSS annual congress in both oral and mini-oral categories.

Are there any requirements to participate in the YIA?

To successfully apply for the YIA, please see all the YIA requirements listed here.

How do I apply for the YIA?

Applications can be made for the YIA during the annual congress abstract submission process.

What are the YIA reviewing criteria?

Please find the YIA reviewing criteria here.

How do I know that my YIA application is successful?

Once you’ve applied for the YIA, you will be able to check your application status in your ECSS account at any time.

Why have I been rejected as a YIA applicant?

If your YIA application has been rejected, we very much regret that you have not fulfilled the YIA criteria. Please note: following your rejection, your abstract goes through the normal reviewing process for non-YIA abstracts and we hope to welcome you as a congress participant.

Abstract Submission

How do I submit an abstract?

Step 1

  • enter/create your ECSS account
  • go to “myCongress data administration”
  • submit your abstract following the link “Send an abstract” (we only accept online abstract submissions!)

Step 2

  • preview and confirm the abstract you intend to submit
  • receive your notification of acceptance in your ECSS account on 3 April 2023
  • pay your registration fee before 28 April 2023 – abstracts from accounts that have not paid the registration fee will be removed
  • edit your personal details if required
  • check your registration status
  • print your Invoice/Receipt/Letter of acceptance/Letter of presentation from your ECSS account
  • Your registration will only be completed upon payment of the registration fee.  

When is the deadline for abstract submission?

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 February 2023.

There will be no extension.

What are the submission criteria?

Please find detailed information about abstract submission here.

How many abstracts am I allowed to submit?

An author may submit a maximum of one abstract as first author. It is possible to appear as co-author in other abstracts.

How do I know that I successfully submitted my abstract?

You will be able to check your abstract submission status within your ECSS account at any time.

Will my abstract be published?

All accepted abstracts will be published in the congress proceedings of the annual congress, dependent on the first author of the abstract being registered and having paid the congress registration fee.


How do I register?

In order to register for the congress, you will firstly be required to create an ECSS account. You will use your account to submit an abstract or register for the congress. Please note: creating an account alone, does not mean that you are registered for the congress!

Once you have paid your registration fee you are now successfully registered for the congress!

In which category should I register?

The congress registration categories are divided into ECSS Member, ECSS Student Member, Non-Member and Non-Student Member. Please make sure you choose your registration category carefully!

We also have a separate category for an Accompanying Person.

We strongly encourage you to become an ECSS member before you register for the congress, as this will save you money and also give you access to other ECSS benefits!

Please note that the student registration categories are only available for full time students and a copy of your international student ID card must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Otherwise, we will not be able to process your registration.

How can I pay my registration fee?

Please pay your congress registration fee through your ECSS account. Online payment is possible, exclusively, with the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard and Maestro.

To print your payment invoice (before the payment) or the payment receipt (after the payment) at any time, please login to your ECSS account. Once you are logged in to your ECSS account, please scroll down to below your account details where you will find a section called “myCongress Data Administration”. If you have paid your congress registration fee you will be able to click on 'congress payment receipt'.

How do I know that I successfully registered?

You will be able to check your registration status in your ECSS account at any time.

When is the registration deadline?

The deadline for registration for presenting authors is 28 April 2023.

How can I cancel my registration?

To cancel your congress registration please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note: For written cancellations received before 15 July 2022, the cancellation fee is EUR 100. Thereafter, no refund will be possible.

How do I apply for the visa? How do I obtain an invitation letter?

Delegates from outside EU member states requiring a visa to enter the congress country will be issued an invitation letter by the congress office upon request. Please address this request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The invitation letter will be issued from the host country of the congress. Please note that an invitation letter will only be issued to those participants who have paid registration fee in full.


What are the presentation formats and is there a time limit for the presentations?

Oral presentation

Oral presentation format is PowerPoint (16:9). Oral presentation time is 10 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion. Oral presentations must be pre-uploaded in the Speakers Ready Room one day in advance of your presentation (e.g., Wednesday morning for presentations on Wednesday afternoon). The use of your own laptop or USB is not permitted.

Conventional print poster (debated)

Size is A0 (height: 120cm, width 90cm). The poster format is portrait. Poster presentation time is three minutes plus two minutes of discussion. Poster presentations do not require a PowerPoint presentation. Posters can be displayed on the morning of the presentation on the designated poster boards, and removed in the evening. Pre-upload is NOT required.

E-poster (not debated)

E-poster requires a pre-upload in pdf format (one slide only) in landscape (horizontal) orientation (140cm (55in) width x 79cm (31in) height). The e-poster must be pre-uploaded in advance of the congress via your ECSS account (deadline 27 June 20223). Abstracts accepted in this format will be published in the eBook of Abstracts of the Annual Congress. In addition, the e-poster will be made available online and on-screen. The e-poster format can be accessed at any time during the congress, using widescreen TVs located in the general e-poster area. There is, therefore, no formal presentation time, and no formalised discussion time. If discussion is required, presenters will be contacted directly (by email) by interested parties.

Why am I not in my preferred presentation category?

The author may state their preference for the type of presentation (oral or poster). The final decision however lies with the Scientific Committee and is also due to the settings of the Scientific Programme.

Is it possible to present a colleague’s abstract on their behalf?

The submitted abstract must be presented at the congress by the first author only.

What is the COVID-19 protocol for the congress?

ECSS follows the local and national guidelines for COVID-19 during the congress.

Please check here for current information.

My way around Paris

Where is the congress centre?

Address: Palais des Congrès, 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75017

Public transport to the congress venue:
METRO Line 1, Porte Maillot station - exit 3
RER Line C, Neuilly-Porte Maillot station
BUS Lines 43 73 82 244 PC

The congress venue is the Palais des Congrès de Paris, a legendary Parisian venue for events.

Located near the Arc de Triomphe, the Palais welcomes more than 1.2 million visitors each year and hosts 235 events. In addition to its capacity and recent furnishing, the venue is historically known for hosting the world’s most important congresses since the 70s.

Palais des Congrès is located on the historical axis of “La Ville Lumière” (the City of Lights), connecting the business neighbourhood La Defense to the Louvre Museum. This location is close to:

  • the Arc de Triomphe and The Champs Elysées – 10 minutes walking South
  • the Eiffel Tower – 20 minutes walking
  • one of the newest museums in Paris, Frank Gehry’s Foundation Louis Vuitton, located in the famous Bois de Boulogne – nearby
  • the Seine, which will host the Olympic and Paralympic Games ceremony – an ideal spot for the memorial run in honour of Prof. Bengt Saltin.
  • Further information can be found here.

After ECSS Paris 2023

How do I get my ECSS Congress payment receipt?

You can access your receipt through ECSS account. Once you have logged in, please scroll down to below your account details where there is a section containing your congress data. If you have paid your congress registration fee you will be able to click on 'congress payment receipt'.

How do I receive confirmation of my participation?

Please log into your ECSS account and scroll down to 'myCongress data administration'. Following the congress, you will be able to click on 'Letter of attendance'.

What is the official congress hashtag?

The official congress hashtag is #ECSS2023 and we encourage you to use it as much as you like to be in with a chance of winning the annual social media competition for the best social media post!



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