We are excited about the call for abstracts for AIESEP 2024 in Jyväskylä, Finland May 13-17th, 2024. Abstracts (Oral, poster, and symposium) are due October 31st 2023. More information can be found here.

AIESEP also wants to formally announce a call for two awards:

1.) The AIESEP Early Career Scholar Award (formally Young Scholar Award) was established in 2001 by former AIESEP Board Member Eitan Eldar (Israel). The intent of the award is to recognise early career scholars within the field who have made an outstanding contribution to the field and demonstrate scholarly promise.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Early Career Scholar Award during their first three years post PhD completion.  Recipients will receive a waiver of their registration fees and be formally recognized at the AIESEP Congress or Conference.

Applicants must submit the following documentation as part of their application:

(a) CV,

(b) One page description of intention for future involvement in AIESEP and Pedagogy Research,

(c) Proof of study (if still in doctoral studies),

(d) Abstract of submitted presentation, and

(e) A letter of recommendation from an AIESEP Member in good standing.


The application, via e-mail, should be addressed to Carla Luguetti (Carla Luguetti no later than the deadline for abstract submission.  The AIESEP Early Career Scholar Award committee will notify the recipients no later than one month after the submission date.


Those receiving the AIESEP Early Career Scholar Award will be obligated to: (a) Deliver a presentation (oral or poster) at the AIESEP Conference, and (b) Participate in the events scheduled for Early Career Scholars.

More information can be found here.


2.) AIESEP Developing Country Scholar Award is intended to support scholars from a developing country to attend an AIESEP conference in order to recognize their scholarly work and create stronger connections between AIESEP and developing countries. All Developing Country Scholars are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to scholars in the early stages of their careers.


Eligibility is confined to academic faculty located in a Developing Country. The research to be presented at AIESEP should be grounded in Physical Education, Health Education, and Sport Pedagogy and the research presented should be conducted in a developing country.


Please send your abstract (in addition to formally submitting it through the portal) to Joao Martins and Arja Sääkslahti ( and by October 31st, 2023.


Application Process:


Applicants must submit the following documentation, via email, to Joao and Arja  at: and no later than October 31st, 2023.

  1. CV,
  2. One-page description of intention for future involvement in AIESEP Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy research,
  3. Please name and describe why you would like to connect with any AIESEP Board members and/or international scholars that you would like to interact with to support your research,
  4. One-page description of your research study from a Developing Country
  5. Abstract submitted to AIESEP 2024 Conference Jyväskylä, Finland.
  6. Letter of recommendation from a senior researcher or an AIESEP member in good standing.


Those receiving the AIESEP Developing Country Scholar Award will be responsible for

(a) delivering a presentation (oral or poster) at the given AIESEP Conference and

(b) participating in the events scheduled for the AIESEP Developing Country Scholar Award at the given conference.


Please forward this email to colleagues you know who are eligible for these awards.

See you in Finland!

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