BSODR Prizes - Eligibility

Senior Colgate Prize – Oral presentation

The Colgate-Palmolive Company generously offers a cash award of £500 for the best verbal presentation by a dental researcher. In addition, in order to reward the department in which the research was performed, Colgate-Palmolive will also provide a £5000 travel bursary to the prize-winner’s Department which may be used towards expenses for a postgraduate student to spend time in a research centre of excellence in the UK or abroad.

Eligibility: Prize entrants should be postgraduate student or postdoctoral researcher. The research will normally have been carried out in a British Institution and performed as part of a higher degree or within three years of obtaining a PhD. In order to be considered for the competition, the entrant’s research may not have been published or presented at any major scientific meeting prior to submission. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for and also whether you wish to be considered for the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award.

In addition, you will be required to submit a manuscript of approximately 1500 words summarising your research presentation within 4 weeks of the abstract submission deadline. The standard manuscript format of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and relevant references should be followed.

Information regarding submission of the manuscript will follow after the submitted abstract has been received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) and eligibility confirmed. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

This manuscript is best submitted as an e-mail attachment. If your paper includes large image files then these are often better handled as attachments if the file is converted into a pdf document using Adobe Acrobat¨.

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Junior Colgate Undergraduate Prize - Oral presentation

The Colgate-Palmolive Company offers a cash award of £300 for the best verbal presentation by an undergraduate student. In addition Colgate-Palmolive will reward the prize-winner’s department with £3000 to support undergraduate research in the coming year.

Eligibility: This competition will be limited to those candidates who have carried out their research in a British Institution as part of an undergraduate course (research undertaken as an undergraduate science student, as a dental student, or while pursuing an intercalated science degree while in training as a dental student). You must be within 1-year of graduation at the time of the meeting at which the prize competition is adjudicated. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for and also whether you wish to be considered for the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award.

Your intention to be considered for the prize will be received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) who will be in e-mail contact to confirm eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

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Unilever Poster Prize

To encourage the pursuit of excellence in this mode of presentation, Unilever Research generously offers a cash award of £300 for the best poster presentation by a dental researcher. In addition Unilever Research will reward the prize winner’s department with £3000 to support research within the department in the following year.

Eligibility: The competition is open to both undergraduates and postgraduates who have carried out their research in a British Institution. Entrants must be no more than 3 years post-doctoral at the time of the meeting at which the prize is adjudicated. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for and also whether you wish to be considered for the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award.

Your intention to be considered for the prize will be received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) who will be in e-mail contact to confirm eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

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IADR Unilever Hatton Awards - Entries via BSODR nomination only

The BSODR is currently eligible to enter 2 people for the IADR Unilever Hatton awards competition (this eligibility is based on the number of members of the IADR within the division).  The winners of the Senior or Junior Colgate Prize or Unilever poster prize will be eligible to be considered for the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional Award in the Senior (Clinical or Basic Science) or Junior category as appropriate. The BSODR nominates entrants for these prizes and no self nomination is possible. Entrants for these prizes must indicate that wish to be considered for the IADR Unilever Hatton Divisional award at the time of abstract submission for the respective IADR meeting. Expenses for the entrants to visit the next IADR meeting, including tourist airfare and accommodation, will be reimbursed by Unilever via the IADR.

The BSODR reserves the right to nominate other prize competitors for the Hatton awards as it sees fit.

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GSK-Mineralised Tissue Group (BSODR-GSK-MINTIG) Travel Award – Oral Presentation

GlaxoSmithKline graciously offer a prize, worth up to £1,500 for travel to a conference or centre of excellence in mineralised tissue research, to encourage and stimulate research of the highest standard in the area of mineralised tissue research. It is recognised that such research may be multi-disciplinary in nature and the scope of the Group’s activities include the study and understanding of the development, structure and functions of both dental and other mineralised tissues in health and disease encompassing both basic and clinical scientific approaches. Whilst the Group’s primary interests are within the mineralised tissues themselves, their study cannot be conducted in isolation and consequently, the interests of the Group include areas such as dental caries, dental erosion, pulp biology, the hard- and soft-tissue interface and any other areas which have relevance to the study of mineralised tissues. All of the prize-winners to date, have used their prize to visit a centre of excellence overseas to gain experience and make new contacts and such use of the prize is strongly encouraged.

The prize will be judged on an oral presentation given during the BSODR meeting. The winner will be required to prepare a short report for the BSODR, which summarises how the prize money was used and the benefits gained.

Eligibility: The competition is open to postgraduate research students and early career researchers (within five years of obtaining their PhD) presenting research undertaken within a research institution in the Pan European Region. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for.

In addition, you will be required to submit a manuscript of approximately 1500 words summarising your research presentation within 4 weeks of the abstract submission deadline. The standard manuscript format of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and relevant references should be followed.

Information regarding submission of the manuscript will follow after the submitted abstract has been received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) and eligibility confirmed. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

This manuscript is best submitted as an e-mail attachment. If your paper includes large image files then these are often better handled as attachments if the file is converted into a pdf document using Adobe Acrobat¨.

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Voco Prize for Dental Biomaterials Research - Oral Presentation

The Voco Company graciously offers an annual prize of £300 for the best oral communication on a topic related to dental biomaterials.

Eligibility: you must have carried out your research in a British institution and be not more than 35 years of age at the date of the meeting. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for.

Your intention to be considered for the prize will be received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) who will be in e-mail contact to confirm eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

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Oral Medicine and Pathology (OMP) Group prize

This recent addition to the prize portfolio is to encourage high quality research in the field of oral medicine and pathology carried out in a British institution. It will be awarded with a certificate from the Oral medicine and Pathology group of BSODR to the successful candidate. The prize will be judged from the abstracts and consideration of both poster and oral presentations given at the meeting.

Eligibility: This prize will be limited to those who are a member of the BSODR OMP group. The research must be in an area relevant to Oral medicine and pathology. Priority will be given to early career researchers but the prize is open to undergraduates and postgraduates. Papers may be co-authored, although it is expected that entries for the prize will be in one name only and that person shall have been the major contributor to the work reported in the paper.

Submission process: Please submit your abstract for the meeting using the on-line abstract submission process. There is a tick box available during the submission process for prize entries, please indicate which prize you wish to compete for.

Your intention to be considered for the prize will be received by the Chair of the awards committee, Professor Rachel Waddington (WaddingtonRJ@cardiff.ac.uk) who will be in e-mail contact to confirm eligibility. Applicants are encouraged to make enquiries if they have received no e-mail contact three weeks after close of abstract submission.

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