The grant funds individuals employed by nonprofit research organizations and has a maximum award of $20,000 plus indirect costs at a rate of up to 20%. Grant winners are chosen for their ability to advance the profession through new research, creation and dissemination of information that can be shared broadly within the industry.
Richard’s research investigates the physiological factors that underpin performance in endurance running and how strength-training exercise can be used as a tool to improve the metabolic cost of running. He is also interested in health-related issues associated with endurance sports, particularly the consequences of chronic low energy availability on bone health marker.
After securing the grant, Richard explained: "The NSCA grants are very competitive, so I am delighted to secure this funding. The project we have planned is an exciting piece of work and this grant will give us insights into changes in muscle size that we wouldn’t have otherwise been able to measure."