Bone Research Society

Bringing basic and clinical researchers together since 1950


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


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 Annual Meeting Imaging competition

Bone Research Society

The BRS imaging competition takes place at the annual meeting. BRS members are invited to submit images from their research to this popular competition. 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.
The 2021 competition will run as part of the BRS online 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

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BRS Annual Meeting 2022
BRS Annual Meeting 2022

6-8 July 2022, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

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Imperial College London
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ICCBH Bone School

29 June - 1 July 2022, Dublin, Ireland