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


Nominations for Dent Lecturer Award 2019

Bone Research Society
Closing date: Thu 28 Feb 2019

The BRS Dent Lecture is awarded to someone who has made a major scientific contribution to field of bone research, either within the UK or internationally. The recipient gives a plenary lecture at the BRS annual meeting. Dent Lecturers include:

• Alan Boyde (Denting the image of bone, 2009)
• Roger Smith (Lessons from rare bone diseases, 2010)
• Jonathan Reeve (2011)
• Juliet Compston (2012)
• Graham Russell (The 13th element, 2013)
• Jack Martin (PTHrP, from cancer hormone to multifunctional cytokine, 2014)
• Judith Adams and Ignac Fogelman (Advances in Musculoskeletal Imaging, 2015)
• James Triffit (Follow that dream: FOP: Past, present and future, 2016)
• Lance Lanyon (Quest for the Mechanostat, 2017)
• Cyrus Cooper (Prevention of osteoporotic fracture throughout the lifecourse, 2018)

Nominations for the 2019 Award can be made using the following form: Nominations must be made by two current BRS members.

Please send the completed form to the BRS secretary at by 28th February 2019.

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.

Neil Mackenzie Public Engagement Award 2019

Bone Research Society

The Neil Mackenzie Award supports new investigators to develop public engagement initiatives around bone research.

Further details of this scheme will be provided in December 2019, please check back for updates!

Barbara Mawer Travelling Fellowship 2019

Bone Research Society
Closing date: Fri 22 Feb 2019

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 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.

The application form can be downloaded at


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.