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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


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 BRS 2018 meeting

Please email the Treasurer for further details.

BRS New Investigator Awards

The BRS offers upto 10 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
. Submit a summary of the highlight(s) of the BRS meeting (300 word maximum) to

For the top scoring abstracts from eligible authors, the award will consist of free registration to the annual conference.

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.

Professor Judith Adams Award

National Osteoporosis Society
Closing date: Fri 14 Sep 2018

The £1,500 grant will be made to a health professional to support their continuing professional development (CPD) and professional networking within the field of osteoporosis.

The purpose of the award is to:
• Support a health professional’s contribution in the field of osteoporosis and/or fragility fractures.
• Contribute to the cost of supporting their continued professional development by attending relevant course/s, conference/s or training.
• Support and encourage professional networking with peers.

Eligibility Criteria
Applications are invited from those who fulfil the following criteria:
• The grant must be used to attend any of the Charity’s training courses or events such as the National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry (NTSBD), the Osteoporosis Conference, the Mellanby course and/or to cover travel expenses to other centres to learn from peers.
• Candidates should be below Consultant level.
• There should be a commitment to complete a report and/or contribute to an article to be published, for example in Osteoporosis Review.
• Applicants must be a Professional Member of the National Osteoporosis Society. (Professional Membership application can accompany the award application).
• Employees of pharmaceutical or commercial companies are not eligible to apply for this award.

Review Procedure
All applications will be reviewed and scored against the following criteria:
• Interest in osteoporosis/bone health
• How well the applicant demonstrated that they should receive the award.

The applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of score and the shortlist will be discussed by the Bone Densitometry Training and Advisory Panel (BDTAP) and the Head of Professional Development for the Charity.

Conditions of the Award
The recipient will be required to:
• Attend the Osteoporosis Conference Awards Ceremony to be presented with the award.
• Provide a written report at the end of the award period detailing the contribution the award has made to their career and summarising how the grant was spent.
• Notify the Charity of any change in circumstance or employment.
• Cooperate in media publicity relating to the award, which could include photos, quotes, an article in our quarterly membership magazine Osteoporosis News, social media etc.

Purpose of the Gift
The Professor Judith Adams Award consists of a £1,500 grant to the recipient. The restrictions to the use of the gift must be for their CPD in the field of osteoporosis and bone health. The recipient will not receive any physical money, instead the charity will use the grant to pay for such courses/conferences/peer support meetings directly up to the value of £1,500.

The recipient has 2 years to use the full allocation of the grant funds.

The applicant is required to outline how the grant is to be spent on the application form.

For any enquiries about the award or to request an application form, please contact:
Head of Professional Development
National Osteoporosis Society
Bath, BA2 0PJ
Telephone: 01761 473125

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1-4 September 2018, Lage Vuursche, Netherlands