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Voco Prize for Dental Biomaterials Research

Voco Prize for Dental Biomaterials Research

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


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).

Submission Process

Please submit a 300 word abstract for the meeting via the abstract submission site (see events page for details).

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. It is expected that the award winner will submit a report to the BSODR outlining how they intend to use the award; this must be submitted prior to the prize money being awarded. .

The prize will be judged on an oral presentation given during the BSODR Annual Meeting.
Some BSODR Prize competitions will be held during special sessions that can precede the main body of the meeting. Entrants are strongly advised to bear this in mind when making travel arrangements and contact the Chair of the BSODR Awards before finalising their itinerary.


It is the policy of the BSODR to provide informal feedback on the judging process to the prize entrants, if requested. Queries should be made in the first instance to the Chair of the BSODR Awards: Dr Lynne Bingle (

Eligibility Statement

For all prizes, applicants must be able to answer in the affirmative to the following questions:

1. That you only entered be considered for one of the BSODR prize;

2. That the studies to be presented were undertaken whilst affiliated to a UK based University (research may involve work in collaboration with colleagues abroad, but your home institution should be based in the UK);

3. That (depending on the award) you are either a undergraduate student, postgraduate student, or researcher in the early stages of your research career (ie research student or postdoctoral researcher, research fellow or newly appointed lecturer within 5 years from award of your PhD);

4. That you can claim at least 75% input into the study (i.e. that data collection is wholly from your effort, but allowing for expected academic input from supervisors and the rest of the research team named on the abstract);

5. You are a fully paid member of the BSODR/IADR;

6. That you are available to present at the relevant meeting.

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