The Foundation awards are dedicated to Francisco Amorós y Ondeano, Marqués de Sotelo; a military and pedagogue Valencian born in 1770. Because of his ideas he had to go into exile in France in 1813. Throughout his life, both in Spain and France, he promoted gymnastics through publications such as Manuel d’éducation physique, gymnastique et morale and through the direction of institutions such as the Real Instituto Militar Pestalozziano in Madrid and the Gymnase Normal Militaire et Civil in Paris. He generated his own gymnastic method of pedagogical, therapeutic, rehabilitative and military application. He is considered the father of modern physical education in Spain and France, matter that ascended to the category of science. He died in Paris in 1848, leaving a legacy that still survives.
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The aims of the Foundation could not materialize without the ingenuity and intelligence that Francisco Amorós had in our scientific field. We can think of no better way to remember and pay tribute to his memory than putting the name of Amorós to the Foundation’s awards.
AMORÓS AWARDS 2019
The II call of the Awards Amorós 2019 of the Fundación de Investigación en Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte has been closed.
The national categories Article, Doctoral thesis, Master’s thesis and Final degree work, have been left deserts due to lack of quorum. As indicated by the general rules and bases of the call, 100% of donations will be returned.
The iberoamerican categories Doctoral thesis, Master’s thesis and Final degree work, have been left deserts due to lack of quorum. As indicated by the general rules and bases of the call, 100% of donations will be returned.
The Iberoamerican Article category has entered the evaluation phase that will perform by the Scientific Committee.
The winners of the Amorós Awards will be chosen by this Scientific Committee, made up of doctors who research or teach in the field of Sciences Physical Activity and Sport.
DELIVERY OF THE AMORÓS AWARDS 2018