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 hold a PhD in a tissue engineering-related field and should not have been awarded grants or fellowships that are longer than 12 months. TCES members should submit an abstract for the annual conference to the organisers, a CV (using the template provided) and a supporting statement to the TCES Awards Co-ordinator at the following address: email@example.com by the 31st May).
TCES Essay Prize
TCES Essay Prize is an award for HE students who can demonstrate a comprehensive and insightful knowledge about any topic relevant to Tissue Engineering or Regenerative Medicine through an essay. The judges will consider articles that go beyond just a factual account of a given subject area, but also include a personal objective opinion and critique of the future direction of topic selected. Applicants should email a letter of support (from current tutor or supervisor) along with an original essay no longer than 2500 words to TCES Awards Co-ordinator at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31st 2013. Winners will also receive a one-year TCES membership (if not already a member) and the publication of their essay in the TCES newsletter.
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 the rationale behind the researcher spending time at the host laboratory, main 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: email@example.com by May 31st 2013.
Other Awards and Prizes
[None advertised at present]