BSODR President’s Prize 2020 

The British Society for Dental Research (BSODR)are pleased to announce our prize competition that recognises the research achievement of Early Career Researchers. The winner will be chosen by a judging panel of senior academics who are longstanding members of the BSODR and awarded to an individual who has excelled in the early stages of their research career and deemed to have made the most significant contribution to basic, translational or clinical dental research.

Prize details and Eligibility criteria: The President’s Prize will be awarded annually to a researcher who is within 5 years since obtaining their PhD. The applicant must be a member of the BSODR at the time of submission of entry for judging.  The researcher should currently be based in a British Research Institution at time of entry, but can include research study sabbatical periods in an oversea institution.

The prize value is £1,000 which is awarded to the applicant and is expected to be used to aid in establishing pilot research studies or providing novel data in developing further their research careers. One prize will be awarded per academic year.

Note: Entry to this prize does not prevent you from also applying for one of our BSODR prizes normally judged during our prize sessions at BSODR meetings.

The prize will be awarded at the next BSODR virtual meeting 10th and 11th September, where the winner will be expected to give a 30-minute presentation of the research that led to their award.  Attendance at this conference is a mandatory condition of receiving the Prize. Applicants must therefore ensure that they are able to attend before submitting an application.

Previous successful recipients of the prize will not be eligible to enter in future years.

Application process: Applicants wishing to be considered for the President’s Prize must submit the following:

  1. Either a single substantial publication or a coherent body of work (in press articles will be accepted if the letter of acceptance is submitted along with a manuscript).
  2. A personal statement explaining
    1. Your contribution to the work listed (max 50 words);
    1. Why you think the study / studies were important and the perceived impact of their  work (max 200 words);
    1. The number of times and places the paper has been cited, according to ResearchGate(do not include self-citations);
    1. How you have disseminated your research to a wider audience (max 50 words);
    1. Your career aspirations and consideration of future work (max 50 words);
  • A Curriculum Vitae -Maximum 2 A4 pages, 11pt Ariel font. Please include the names of your PhD supervisors, PhD thesis title and the PhD award date –this is the date of passing your viva (not graduation).
  • 4.A letter of support from your Head of School, which will be taken into account by the judging panel. The applicant’s personal statement and the Head of School letter of support must be signed and dated.

Submission process: Applications must be sent in pdf format to BSODR Hon. Secretary ( by 11.59pm Friday 10th July.  Winners will be notified by Friday 14th August to allow adequate time to prepare a presentation.