The SMAANZ Research Fellowship celebrates SMAANZ community members by recognising their sustained track record of quality research publications, active participation and membership with SMAANZ, and contribution to the SMAANZ community. This Fellowship is considered an award and distinction to acknowledge high-quality and impactful research alongside service to SMAANZ. Recipients of the SMAANZ Fellowship will be expected to continue their outstanding contribution to the SMAANZ community as a condition of the award.  


To be eligible, an applicant must demonstrate that they have: have produced/completed/delivered: 

  • To be eligible, an applicant must demonstrate that they have: have produced/completed/delivered:

    o   A total of at least 25 peer-reviewed journal publications the applicant is required to be the first author on at least 15 of these publications

    o   At least 8 of their total publications must be in Sport Management Review (SMR) The applicant is required to be the first author on at least 4 of these SMR publications

  • At least 6 SMAANZ Conference Presentations, and attended at least one SMAANZ conference

  • Completed reviewer commitments for a minimum of 10 different manuscripts for SMR

Conditions of Award

  • All active SMAANZ Fellows are required to participate in the SMAANZ Mentoring program (provided there are sufficient SMAANZ mentees to be allocated)* 

  • All active SMAANZ Fellows are expected to review a minimum of two SMR manuscripts per year following the awarding of their Fellowship* 

Application Procedure

  • Please find the SMAANZ Fellowship application form attached. We encourage you to carefully follow the guidelines outlined within the document itself. It is important to note that your submission should be consolidated into a single document. To submit your application, please click the "APPLY NOW" button located at the top of the page, and attach your completed application form there.

  • All applications must be lodged through the online system available on the SMAANZ website

  • Should you have any queries regarding the application or the process, feel free to reach out to the SMAANZ Awards Coordinator, Kevin Filo, at k.filo@griffith.edu.au.

2024 Timelines: 

  • Applications can be submitted from 29-April, 2024 

  • Applications must be submitted by 15 July 2024. Late applications will not be accepted 

  • Fellowship winners will be announced in September 2024 

  • 2024 Fellowships will be awarded and recognised at the SMAANZ Conference Dinner 

  • A similar timeline will commence for the Fellowship each year onward