Bart Mann Award for the Advancement of Sports Medicine Research

This award, in honor of AOSSM’s first Director of Research, is given to AOSSM members for serving as grant application reviewers for the NIH. The award aims to support service to the profession, enhance professional development, and provide valuable clinical perspective and expertise to NIH study sections. First-time NIH reviewers are eligible for a $5,000 cash award. Members who have served as NIH grant reviewers in the past are also eligible to receive recognition as a Bart Mann Award winner.

If you are interested in becoming a first-time reviewer or have previously served on an NIH study section please contact us. New reviewers can send an e-mail detailing your interest in serving on an NIH study section along with a current CV to Kevin Boyer, AOSSM Research Director, at


 Member of AOSSM
 Grant reviewer for a NIH study section

Members selected by NIH to participate on a study section will receive:

$5000 award (for first-time reviewers only)
Recognition in an AOSSM publication