Doctoral Thesis Iberoamerican

Iberoamerican Doctoral Thesis


The Amorós Awards of the Fundación de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte 2024 are summoned, in its VII edition, to the best doctoral theses of sports research read in Iberoamerican universities.


The purpose of the awards is to encourage, foment and recognize the effort made in the doctoral theses in sports stuff. The aim is to improve the quality of their study and contribute to the understanding and dissemination of the Sciences Physical Activity and Sports.


1st Prize € 1,250 + Trophy + Accreditation Certificate. 2nd Prize € 750 + Accreditation Certificate. 3rd Prize € 375 € + Accreditation Certificate.

General rules and bases of the call

  • The endowment of the awards will be indivisible, will be made by bank transfer and will be subjects to bank charges and submitted to taxation according to current legislation Spanish.
  • The prizes are awarded to the best doctoral theses of sports research read in Iberoamerican universities in the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.
  • Doctoral theses must be written in Spanish, Portuguese or English.
  • They can opt to the prizes all the authors who have read and approved their doctoral theses that are linked to the sports phenomenon in any of its manifestations, in the Iberoamerican universities in the years 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and make a deposit or bank transfer of € 65 in the form of a donation to the Foundation, in concept of inscription.
  • Applications to opt for prizes must submit the following documentation:
  1. A digital copy of the doctoral thesis.
  2. Application form completed and signed.
  3. Letter of reference from the academic authority certifying the date in which the doctoral thesis was defended and the obtained qualification.
  4. Copy of the Identity Document or Passport.
  5. Receipt of the deposit or bank transfer of the payment of the inscription. Indicating in concept: donation prizes and name and surname.
  • If the author does not present the income tax return in Spain, it is admitted that another person donates, in order to benefit from the deduction in the income tax return in Spain. You must provide us with your personal data to send you the corresponding donation certificate. Likewise, it will indicate in the concept of the payment of the inscription: donation prizes and name and surname of the author.
  • The documentation must be sent through the inscription form enabled on this web page before February 29, 2024.
  • The inscription process will end when the Foundation sends a confirmation email.
  • Aspirants will not be reimbursed for any costs incurred in submitting their application.
  • The Foundation is not responsible for lost, misdirected or delivered late the requests.
  • The inscription of each aspirant releases and exempts the Foundation from the responsibilities, complaints, litigation and demands that arise from or in relationship with the Amorós Awards. The aspirant will indemnify the Foundation for all complaints and demands that may arise from third parties in relation to the applicant’s participation in the Amorós Awards, for having a conflict of interest or for the breach of these rules and bases.
  • The Scientific Committee of the Foundation will evaluate the doctoral theses that aspire to the prizes.
  • The Scientific Committee will perform the assessment of the aspiring doctoral theses according to evaluation criteria developed by the Foundation as they appear in Annex II.
  • The decision of the Scientific Committee will be unappealable.
  • The members of the Foundation can not present doctoral theses to these awards.
  • The members of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation that present their inscription to these awards will not make valuations in this category.
  • The aspirant doctoral thesis may be withdrawn within the period of submission of doctoral theses and only 50% of the donation will be refunded, minus the bank commissions. After the deadline for submitting the doctoral theses, no cancellation will be returned.
  • If there is not enough quorum to cover the prizes, if the doctoral theses do not meet the conditions required in the call or do not conform to the object of the same, the prizes will be declared deserts and 100% of the donation will be returned minus the bank commissions.
  • The prizes will be delivered together with a certificate accrediting, in an act whose date and place will be previously announced. The winners will collect the prize personally or through a person delegated expressly by the author.
  • The Foundation will not cover the expenses of the winners, caused by the collection of the prizes.
  • The winners authorize the Foundation to obtain images, as well as to record totally or partially during the celebration of the awards ceremony, giving their consent so that their name and image can be used in the promotion and dissemination of the Amorós Awards, all possible ways, giving all rights related to the use and dissemination that the Foundation considers appropriate to execute, without the right of the recipient to receive any economic compensation, provided that its use is exclusively related to the Amorós Awards.
  • The awarding of prizes will only be communicated to the winners and will be published on the Foundation’s web page, specifying the name and image of the authors, the titles of the doctoral theses and the universities where they were defended.
  • The signature of the application form implies the acceptance of all the bases described in this call.


Criteria for evaluating doctoral theses of sports research read in Iberoamerican universities


Title (clearly reflects the content)      0-5

Introduction, justification and approach of the objectives      0-5

Methodology (adaptation to the objectives)      0-10

Results (they are solid and do not provide opinions)      0-10

Discussion (is consistent with the results and adapts to the objectives)      0-10

Conclusions (they adapt to the objectives and are consistent with the results)      0-5

References/Bibliography (adequate, reliable, sufficient, updated)      0-5

Relevance      0-5

Originality/Innovation      0-5

Implementation in society      0-5

TOTAL       0-65

The final score will be obtained by calculating the average of the scores awarded by the different members of the Scientific Committee with the right to evaluation.

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