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

GlaxoSmithKline graciously offer a prize, worth up to £1,500 for the best oral presentation showcasing the highest standard of mineralised tissue research.   This research award is intended to fund activities that will be of benefit in enhancing an individual’s career development – beyond that offered by current research funding available to the researcher.  This may include travel to a conference or centre of excellence in mineralised tissue research, to encourage and stimulate research; obtaining new pilot data to support a new collaboration or a fellowship application; attending an on-line course or workshop.  It is not intended to be used to supplement consumables for current research activities. Many of the prize-winners to date, have used their prize to visit a centre of excellence overseas to gain research experience, increase their visibility and make new contacts.    

Eligible research must fall into the interests of the MINTIG research group of the BSODR.  This include the study and understanding of the development, structure and functions of both dental and maxillofacial mineralised tissues in health and disease, 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. Research may be multi-disciplinary in nature and the scope of the research activities encompass both basic and clinical scientific approaches.  

Prize entrants should be a postgraduate student or early career researcher within five years of obtaining a PhD. Papers may be co-authored, although the applicant should be responsible for at least 75% of the work presented.  The research will primarily have been carried out in a UK. In order to be considered for the competition, the entrant’s research may not have been published prior to submission (papers under consideration are acceptable).

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

Submission Process
Please submit a 300 word abstract for the meeting via the abstract submission site. Details for the structured format required for abstract submission can be found HERE.

Submissions are only accepted from the researcher wishing to be considered for the prize.  Submissions made by co-authors or supervisors on the applicant’s behalf will not be considered.  The email address through which the submission is made with be used as the address for all future correspondence.  You should receive confirmation of receipt of your prize submission within 10 working days of the abstract submission closing date.

The prize will be judged on an oral presentation given during the BSODR Annual 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.