Senior Colgate Prize – Oral presentation

Colgate Oral Health Network generously offers a cash award of £500 for the best oral presentation by an early career dental researcher. In addition, in order to reward the department in which the research was performed, Colgate will also provide a £5000 research award to the prize-winner’s Department which may be used towards activities that advance the prize winner’s researcher career development.

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 university or research establishment. 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.

For the Senior Colgate prize, you are also required to submit a manuscript of approximately 1500 words summarising your research presentation 3 to 4 weeks after submitting your abstract. The manuscript should follow a standard format of Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion and relevant references.  Include relevant images of the results you intend to include in your presentation. The front page of your manuscript should include a second copy of your abstract, including names of all authors and their affiliations.  Clearly display your own name as the presenting applicant for the prize.  Please submit your manuscript as a single pdf document. This must be sent to Dr Lynne Bingle (Chair of Awards) by email:

Due to the high popularity of this prize the BSODR now reviews all manuscripts in order to triage entries prior to the meeting. Manuscripts will be sent out for review and scored.  Based on these scores approximately eight of the applicants for this prize will be invited to present their research as part of the Senior Colgate oral prize session at the meeting.  Those not selected will still be able to present their research as part of the general scientific programme. 

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 the quality of the manuscript submission and an oral presentation given during the BSODR Annual Meeting.