Are you currently active in sport?
Are you currently studying at the post-secondary level in an area that relates to values and ethics in sport?
Do you think that sport is not achieving or delivering the experience that it could or should for values-based or ethical reasons?
Do you believe that Canadian sport is facing important values-based or ethical challenges that are not being fully addressed and maybe not even seen?
If the above questions resonate, then there is an opportunity for you to apply for this sport study scholarship!
This national sport studies scholarship is intended to stimulate thoughtful examination of values-based and ethical sport.
It was established in 2014 by Lyle Makosky to help support the work of the True Sport Foundation (TSF) and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. The fund’s capital is held and invested by the Community Foundation of Ottawa and annual earnings are used by the TSF to support financial awards in the area of values and ethics in sport with the intent to support:
- The critical examination of and an open dialogue on the compelling values-based and ethical challenges in today’s sport;
- Protecting and enhancing the quality and value of the sport experience from ethical threats;
- Ensuring the integrity of the conduct of sport; and
- Watching over the values, ethical codes, and principles on which sport is founded.
About Lyle Makosky
Lyle Makosky has been engaged in sport most of his life at various levels. He believes that sport is a powerful aspect in the healthy and complete development of people and communities. Lyle competed as a swimmer on the varsity teams in high school and university, then moved to water polo at the club and national levels where he competed for Canada in various international events, and eventually became a water polo coach. Following his formal education in physics, nuclear physics, and geophysics, he moved to the not-for-profit world where he served as national executive director for several sports including diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, and subsequently as the executive director of the Coaching Association of Canada.
As Executive Vice President, he worked in the field of leadership and conflict/issue facilitation with the Niagara Institute while extending his voluntary involvement with the sport system in Canada. He also served as federal Assistant Deputy Minister of Fitness and Amateur Sport, where he guided the reformulation of federal policy and programs during a period of intense scrutiny (Dubin Inquiry on Drugs in Sport, etc.). He has recently retired from InterQuest, a national consulting company which he founded and which specialized in strategic and process consulting to the private, public and non-governmental sectors. Despite not working directly in sport today, his heart and avocation are still deeply attached to Canadian sport to which he has a life-long commitment.
Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
- Must be active in Canadian sport; as an athlete, practitioner (coach, official, administrator) or educator (teacher, university or college faculty, etc.); and,
- If an athlete, must be engaged in post-secondary education.
Based on the criteria above, candidates who have submitted proposals and are deemed eligible to apply for the Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund will be prioritized for consideration according to the following order (highest first):
- High-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution. High-performance athlete refers to athletes who are any of the following: international team members, national team members, carded athletes, university varsity team members, competitive club athletes reaching national championships level, etc. Student-athlete candidates require a minimum 70 per cent academic average at the time of application.
- Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level.
- Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator.
- Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/administration or other applicable discipline.
The deadline to submit is April 30, 2022.
If you need a hard copy of your application, please print the completed form before you click the Submit button. Once you click Submit, a summary of your application will be displayed on screen as well as emailed to the address you provided on the form.
Each candidate’s proposal will be reviewed and assessed using the following evaluative framework, i.e. proposal will be critiqued against:
- The subject focus and scope of the project/study and its importance to Canadian Sport.
- The clarity of the values-based and or ethical question/challenge that the proposal will address.
- The quality of the project/study design, e.g. evaluate the 3 phases: i) formative/preparation; ii) study conduct/approach and iii) analysis, summary and application.
- The potential impact and usefulness to Canadian sport.
Priority will be given to those proposals that relate to topics of character, conduct and integrity versus those of an administrative, managerial or operational nature that lack a core values challenge.
2021 Lyle Makosky
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