THE NEONATAL SOCIETY AWARDS
In order to support and foster young researchers the Neonatal Society offers two awards, these being a travel bursary (the McCance bursary) and the Young Investigator's Prize.
McCance Travel Bursaries
These travel bursaries, named for Robert McCance, are available to support researchers who would otherwise be unable to attend the Societyís meetings. These are aimed at young researchers still in training. The Society will pay the travel costs of young researchers who are presenting their work. Where the cost of early morning travel to the meeting is greater than travelling the evening before and staying overnight in London, the Society will reimburse the cost of the hotel.
For the summer meetings (including those abroad) travel costs will be reimbursed, but not the registration fees of the meeting or the cost of accommodation (the autumn and spring meetings remain free of any registration charges). Receipts should be sent to the Treasurer after the meeting. For any further information contact the Treasurer or Secretary of the Society
Young Investigator's Prize Lecture
Nominations for the Young Investigator's Prize are invited from basic scientists and clinicians who are still in training and who do not have to be members of the Society.
Entries will be judged on a summary (400 words) of the applicantís research plus a full CV. A letter of support is also required from the Head of Department. The winner will present a 30 minute lecture at the Summer Meeting, for which all travel and accommodation costs will be paid by the Neonatal Society.
Invitation to apply is advertised in the programme for the Autumn Meeting. The deadline for applications for the prize is March 31st.
For details on past recipients of the prize, see the Young Investigator's Prize lectures page.
Applications should be sent to the General Secretary.
Student Research Bursaries
These competitive grants are available for supporting medical or science students already registered for a higher degree, to undertake a period of laboratory, experimental or clinical research in an area relating to the fetus or newborn during an elective period.
The prize is for up to £500 and can be used for accommodation, travel and/or subsistence during this period. The successful student will be required to present their research either as a poster or oral presentation at one of the Neonatal Society meetings. At the meeting, the student will be presented with their research bursary and a certificate from the Society.
Applications need to be submitted to the General Secretary of the Neonatal Society by 31st March for the first award and 31st August for the second award and should include:
- (i) One A4 page outlining the proposal (e.g. what the objectives are for the elective or laboratory visit. This may include observing or learning a technique).
- (ii) A summary of the budget.
- (iii) A short CV (one page).
- (iv) A supporting letter from the studentís supervisor.
We are grateful to Trinity-Chiesi Pharmaceuticals for supporting the student awards.