Fellows Application



The term Fellow offers a level of recognition and branding within the society for its longstanding contributors, who’ve made significant contributions to the society itself and the broader field of sport psychology at a global level. The benefits of this bestowed title are as follows:

  1. The ISSP Fellow is instantly recognizable within the society and broader domain as a scholar, practitioner, or both aspects, and as a statesperson of the highest level.
  2. The titling of this designation could be listed as part of the ISSP member’s professional credentialing, so long as she/he remains an ISSP member.
  3. These recognized members are listed on the ISSP website with the year of title bestowment.
  4. These members are invited to a Fellows Council meeting during the conference where these members are asked to provide feedback regarding the current challenges of ISSP. In addition, future directions for the society are explored and discussed with the current ISSP Managing Council.

How to apply for the ISSP Fellows?

Guidelines and Eligibility
  1. Deadline: Applicants should submit their applications for Fellows award status no later than September 30th of each calendar year.
  2. The applicant will be required to demonstrate high standards of professional involvement and contribution to ISSP and the global landscape of the domain by committing directly to the goals and long-range activities of ISSP. Evidence of these activities might include (a) efforts to grow the domain in one’s region whilst contributing to its connection with ISSP, (b) highly recognized international scholarship and/or practice within the field, (c) significant contributions to the growth of ISSP’s reputation within the global landscape, and (d) significant contributions to the inner workings of ISSP evidenced through organizational efforts within ISSP regional conferences and the ISSP global conference, longstanding membership in the Managing Council, and significant contributions to ISSP through historical, theoretical, empirical and/or practical publications. The applicant should also be a member in good standing for at least six years and an active member during the tenure of the fellowship, and be adherent to the ISSP Ethics Code.
  3. The applicant should have a doctorate from an internationally recognized institution in a field related to sport and exercise psychology, though exceptional circumstances of a graduate degree (e.g., MA, MSC, MHK, MEd) might be considered in relation to applicants from emerging/developing countries.
  4. The applicant must also received approval by the Awards Committee, led by the current ISSP Past President.

About ISSP

The International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP) is an organization devoted to promoting research, practice, and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout the world. The ISSP is a multidisciplinary association of scholars whose research interests focus on some aspects of sport psychology.

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