Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950


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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


The Bone Research Society Barbara Mawer Travelling Fellowship 2022 – Now open!

The Bone Research Society

The principal aim of the Barbara Mawer Fellowship is to enable New Investigators 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 process. 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. Deadline for submission of application form to be emailed to is Friday 1st April 2022 at 17:00. Click on read more to download the application form.


The BRS Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award 2022 – Now open!

The Bone Research Society

This prize is awarded annually in memory of Neil Mackenzie who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident in Canada in January 2015. It provides a bursary to support members participating in, or developing activities related to, public engagement. The overall aim is to enhance awareness of the basic, clinical and/or translational research that is undertaken by members of the Bone Research Society. Members, and in particular New Investigators, are invited to submit an applications now for this Award. It is hoped that any public engagement activities could be showcased/demonstrated as at the annual meeting (Manchester 6th-8th July 2022) and the event should be undertaken by March 2023. To apply, please email by Friday the 1st of April 2022 at 17:00. Click read more to download the application form.


BRS Best presentation prizes

Bone Research Society

All eligible abstracts presented at the annual meeting are considered for one of the presentation prizes. Awards are given for best oral presentation, best poster pitch and best poster at the closing ceremony of the annual meeting. Eligibility criteria for these prizes is the same as the new investigator awards.
The 2021 awards will be announced at the end of BRS online 2021.

BRS Judith Adams Imaging Award

Bone Research Society

The BRS Judith Adams imaging award takes place at the annual meeting. The imaging award has been renamed in dedication to Judith's eminent standing as a musculoskeletal radiologist. Judith’s passion and energy for bone research was infectious and we, together with her family, believe this is a fitting tribute to Judith who was a longstanding supporter of the Bone Research Society, a leader in her field and wonderful mentor to clinical and non-clinical scientists across the globe.

BRS members are invited to submit images from their research to this popular competition. We invite images from across the breadth of BRS members work, molecule to whole body. Images will be displayed throughout the annual meeting with delegates voting for their favourite. The winning image will be used as the banner image on the BRS twitter page for the next year and recipient awarded a gift voucher.

The 2022 competition will run as part of the Manchester meeting, more information will be available soon

BRS Sponsored Meetings

Bone Research Society

The BRS is here to promote and foster the bone community so that the UK remains at the forefront of musculo-skeletal research and healthcare innovation. The BRS aims to bring together basic and clinical researchers so that we can provide a forum for collaboration and advancement of musculo-skeletal science and health. The aim of the BRS sponsored specialist meetings are to help realise these aims.

To apply for meeting sponsorship from the BRS, applicants should complete an application form ( which will receive an initial review by the BRS Committee within four weeks

ELIGIBILITY & TERMS OF AWARD (see for full details of Society policy)
1. The applicant must have been a member of BRS for at least 6 months prior to application.
2. Successful applications will be required to submit a report to the BRS within 3 months of the meeting. This should include the purpose of the workshop and the benefits to the BRS.
3. BRS will award up to £500 to support local meetings: normally a maximum of 3 awards each per calendar year.
4. Money will be paid once receipts have been received by the BRS treasurer.
5. BRS will only support local meetings to be held within the UK.
6. The support of BRS should be clearly acknowledged at the meeting.
7. Applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance of the proposed meeting. Only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.

BRS Carer Allowances

Bone Research Society

We realise that attending meetings and being away from home may present difficulties for those with caring duties. A grant of up to £100 is available to members who incur additional childcare or other caring costs to attend the annual BRS meeting.
The application form for the 2020 annual meeting will be available soon.

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.
We also request that you submit a short summary of the conference/ course that the travel award was provided for (up to 300 words) at the time of submission of expenses.
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.

ASBMR New Investigator Awards

American Society for Bone and Mineral Research

The ASBMR provides support of up to $1,500 to NI based outside the UK to present at the annual BRS meeting. NI must be a member of the ASBMR in order to be eligible.
2020 deadline: To be confirmed

Basic Course in Bone and Cartilage Biology and Disease 2022
Basic Course in Bone and Cartilage Biology and Disease 2022

17-18 November 2022, Sheffield
Registration Deadline: 2 November 2022

Benjamin Faber
Meet the Committee

Benjamin Faber
University of Bristol
Clinical new investigator representative


8-10 September 2022, Graz, Austria
Abstract deadline: 7 April 2022