TCES Awards/Prizes

Apply for the TCES travel bursary

TCES travel bursaries are available for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers currently studying/working in the UK to attend conferences other than TCES, promoting the society at external meetings.

Applicants need to be TCES members who have already had an abstract accepted for the conference that they want to attend.


The Early Stage Investigator Award

Identifies the true future high flyers whilst they are still fledglings. Criteria for this award include outputs, impact, funding success, professional development and quality of the work presented at TCES conferences. The ESI winner receives a cheque for £250, an invitation to submit an article on their profile and research to the TCES newsletter, and mentoring from a member of the committee (subject to availability of individual committee members chosen).

Eligible candidates should be TCES members, have a PhD in a tissue engineering-related field, not have been awarded grants or fellowships longer than 12 months, and not hold an academic position.

Candidate may apply by submitting an abstract for the annual conference to the organisers, AND a personal statement and CV (using the template provided) to the TCES Awards Co-ordinator at the following address:, by May 31st. Candidates shortlisted to oral sessions by the Conference Committee will be evaluated on their TCES presentation, as well as on their research career.


TCES Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM)

TCES Short Term Scientific Missions (STSM) are £500 awards to support PhD students (2nd and 3rd year) and PDRAs with an opportunity for short term training at one of the specialised groups in the UK, technology transfer between groups, or to facilitate collaboration between diverse groups, which may lead to future grant applications or joint publications.

TCES members can apply by sending their CV, an invitation letter from the proposed host, a letter of support from their supervisor and a two-page summary of scientific mission (including objectives of research to be carried out or technology transfer, time scale and deliverables).

Successful applicants must agree to acknowledge TCES in resulting outputs and to publish a short article in the TCES newsletter. Applications should be emailed to the TCES Awards Co-ordinator at the following address: by May 31st.


TCES Science Communication Award

The TCES Science Communication Award is intended to recognise scientists for their contribution to science communication and public engagement, and to support future outreach work to continue to enthuse and engage the public. This call is open to TCES members based at a UK university or institute.

Applicants should send their CV, completed form (template available from website), and one reference letter from their supervisor or mentor to by May 31st. Criteria to award this prize will include innovation, impact, and experience with different KS/age groups and sectors.

The successful candidates will receive £250 to fund their activity. They are also expected to acknowledge the TCES support in all related activities, to contribute to a session during the TCES conference to inspire attendants on science communication, and to publish one short article in the TCES website.



· Results will be announced during the Annual TCES Conference, shortlisted candidates should make every effort to attend this meeting.

· Previous Award winners are not eligible to enter again.


TCES Summer Internship Scheme

The Tissue and Cell Engineering Society's Summer Internship Scheme 2014 is now open for applications. This internship is targeted at undergraduate students in their second or third years interested in pursuing a research career in the fields of tissue engineering, biomaterials and regenerative medicine.

Through the Scheme the interns will gain important practical experience, work alongside the UK's leading scientists and learn about the newest developments in the field of tissue engineering. The internship will be undertaken through 8 weeks from the 1st of July. Reasonable expenses of applicants during the internship will be reimbursed.

Interns will be expected to travel to the Tissue and Cell Engineering Conference in Newcastle (2nd - 4th July 2014) – conference registration, travel and accommodation is covered by the Society.

Application deadline: Tuesday 1st of April 2014
Interview date: Monday 28th April 2014
Scheme dates: 1st July 2014 – 22nd August 2014




TCES Logo Competition

Good at drawing? Interested in design? Or would just like to earn £100 with a few hours of work?
The Tissue and Cell Engineering Society (TCES) has the aim of furthering knowledge, research and dissemination of information on Cell and Tissue Engineering and would like you to help us design a new logo that represents this!

The competition closes on the 15th of June 2014. Entries will be judged by the committee of the society at the TCES Conference on the 4th of July 2014, after which the winner will receive a £100 prize!

Please submit entries to in vector format or as a tiff, png or ppt file (In the latter cases please make sure that the logo has sufficiently high resolution (in the range of 512x512 – 1024x1024).



Other Awards and Prizes

[None advertised at present]