Delegates presenting their work at this conference will be eligible to the Oral and Poster Prizes.

Alternatively, TCES members with at least 12 months of membership AND attending the conference can apply to the TCES awards:

The Early Stage Investigator Award (ESI) – Robert Brown

This award identifies the true future high flyers whilst they are still fledgelings. 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 early career researchers (no more than 8 years post PhD) AND members of TCES for at least 12 months. Applicants should 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.

Candidates may apply by submitting an abstract for the annual conference. If shortlisted to oral sessions by the Conference Committee, applicants will be contacted to provide their personal statement and CV (using the TCES template from the website).   Candidates will be evaluated on their TCES presentation, as well as on their research career track.

TCES Science Communication Award (SCA)

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 hold TCES membership for at least 1 year prior to applying, commit to attend the TCES annual conference and send their CV, completed form (template available from website), and one reference letter from their supervisor or mentor to Dr Araida Hidalgo at by May 31st.

Criteria to award this prize will include innovation, impact, and experience with different KS/age groups and sectors. Failure to attend the conference will result on forfeit of award.

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.

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 with at least 12 months of membership 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, Dr Araida Hidalgo, at the following address: by May 31st.

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