Bone Research Society 1950-2015

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Awards can be publicised here free of charge.  Simply send details to

Adverts should contain a very brief description (maximum three sentences), an e-mail address or web location for obtaining further details, and the closing date.

For specific questions about awards contact the BRS Secretary


Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award 2017

Closing date: Fri 24 Mar 2017

The BRS would like to announce the Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award 2017. For the award, New Investigators are invited to submit a bullet point list/ storyboard that can be turned into an animation about any aspect of basic, clinical or translational research in mineralised tissues. The target audience can be any age group and should be clearly stated on the storyboard application.
The winner’s video will be streamed during sessions at our next annual BRS meeting which will be held in Bristol, June 25th – 27th 2017 ( and feature on our BRS website and on our social media platforms.
To apply, please complete the attached storyboard ( and email the application to Kate Ward at by 24th March 2017. The successful applicant will then work with the BRS committee to produce their videographic animation and will receive a monetary award of £500.

An example storyboard can been seen at


Barbara Mawer Travelling Fellowship

Closing date: Fri 24 Mar 2017

The principal aim of the Barbara Mawer Fellowship is to enable New Investigators
(NI) to spend time in another research group to learn a new technique or otherwise benefit from a specific expertise that is not currently available in their host laboratory/institution. A secondary aim of this scheme is to give NIs the opportunity to personally apply for funding, and gain experience of the grant writing
The Fellowship is intended primarily to fund travel and subsistence expenses for the
duration of the visit; however, a small amount of lab-based consumables may be
included in the application (if applicable). The total amount available per year is up to
£3000 – which may be split between multiple applicants at the discretion of the BRS
Committee. See for the application form.


BRS New Investigator Awards

The BRS offers a number of New Investigator Awards at its annual meeting for eligible authors. If you are eligible and would like to be considered for one of these awards, please download the eligibility form and submit it as instructed when you submit your abstract.

Eligibility criteria - Award applicants must be:

. A member of BRS (at the time of applying and during the annual meeting)
. Either working towards, or within 5 years of attaining, a postgraduate degree or completion of specialist training
. A presenting author (oral or poster) at the annual BRS meeting

For the top scoring abstracts from eligible authors, the award will consist of £400 towards Registration, accommodation fees and travelling expenses.

BRS Travel Bursaries

The Society uses a large proportion of its available funds to support members wishing to present their research at National and International Meetings or to attend work-related training courses. These travel bursaries take the form of part defrayment of the travel costs. Applications should be made to the Treasurer prior to starting travel, giving details of the meeting and the travel costs, along with a copy of the accepted abstract. Applicants must be members of the BRS and must acknowledge BRS support on their poster/presentation.

The level of support will be dependent upon the funds available so bursaries cannot be awarded retrospectively. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the BRS committee, up to £150 can be claimed to attend an international or BRS conference and up to £75 to attend a non-BRS conference. There is only one award per person, per year.

To apply please email the treasurer with your BRS membership number, details of the meeting you are attending, a copy of the accepted abstract and a break down of expenditure.

1st European Workshop of Translational Research in Bone Sarcoma

19-20 June 2017, Sheffield, UK
Abstract submission: 31 March 2017

Nick Harvey
Meet the Committee

Nick Harvey
University of Southampton
Committee member