Biomaterials Awards
World Biomaterials Congress 2016 Legacy Travel Award

Award Deadline: 2022-01-30

Description of Award

This award was created in recognition of a generous donation by 10e Congres Mondial des Biomateriaux 2016 Montreal Inc.  The WBC2016 held in Montreal Canada during May 2016 was a significant achievement led by members of the Biomaterials community in Canada and supported by the international community of biomaterials, and resulted in hosting the world's largest ever gathering of biomaterials and tissue engineering scientists in a single venue.  The event generated revenue which has enabled the Congress organizers to use for furthering the mission of its mandate by assisting young scientist to attend national and international biomaterials-focused meetings.  The organizers of the meeting wished to continue the legacy of the WBC2016 in Canada by promoting the exchange of scientific, engineering- and health science-related knowledge pertaining to the field of biomaterials by funding trainees to travel to the annual CBS or the WBC meetings.
 

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

  • Applicants must be registered full time in an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral program and in good standing in their program at a Canadian University at the time of submitting their abstract to the meeting.

  • Applicants must submit an abstract to the Canadian Biomaterials Society Annual Meeting (or the World Biomaterials Congress) and be a member of the Canadian Biomaterials Society at the time of the abstract submission.

  • Applicants may apply and receive awards over multiple years but only one award per year.

  • Candidates must be undertaking a biomaterials-related program of study and their supervisors must attest to this.

  • The successful candidate will have a strong academic record and be making good progress in their graduate research program, as demonstrated by academic records and their C.V., a letter of recommendation from their supervisor and other measures of scholarship.

  • For WBC years only (including 2020), only applicants who have received an acceptance of an oral presentation from WBC will be considered for this award.  Proof of acceptance must be provided as part of the application.

  • The Committee will also give consideration to the candidate's leadership within the Canadian Biomaterials Society and/or affiliated chapters.
     

Application Procedure

Applicants will submit the application form along with the supplementary materials, including a C.V., an academic transcript (for graduate students only; PDFs are exempt from this requirement), a letter of support from his/her supervisor, a copy of the accepted abstract at WBC 2020, and the e-mail from the WBC organizers confirming the acceptance of the abstract as an oral presentation. These applications will be reviewed by the Canadian Biomaterials Society awards committee, which will select the winners based on the following weightings:

  • 60% - quality of candidate based on academic records and C.V. 
  • 30% - quality of the project/abstract
  • 10% - service to the Canadian Biomaterials Society.

To apply, please merge the application form and all supplementary materials into a single PDF document and attach your file in an e-mail to the CBS secretary prior to the deadline, January 30th 2020.  Optionally, letters of support from the research supervisors may be sent as a separate e-mail that clearly indicates the trainee's name in the subject line of the e-mail.  Winners will be announced on this website as well as by e-mail.

Current Award Winners

2020

Past Award Winners

2019

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