Call for nominations for the ESB Awards

European Society of Biomaterials continues our tradition to recognise the achievements of the colleagues in the field of biomaterials by offering our prestigious awards. This year, the call for nominations will open on the 1st of October 2020 and will remain open until the 30th of November 2020.

Candidates can be nominated for the following awards:

George Winter Award : established to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials. The nominee must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials through basic, experimental and/or clinical research.

Jean Leray Award : established to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials by early-career scientists. The nominee, not older than 40 years of age and with no more than eight years of post-doctoral experience at the close of nomination (please visit the website for more details on the eligibility criteria that have been updated), must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials through basic, experimental and/or clinical research.

International Award : established as a recognition of scientists who have generally spent their career outside Europe, who have been internationally recognized, have a high scientific profile, and have made major contributions to the field of biomaterials. Strong evidence of collaborations with members of our scientific community in Europe throughout their career is expected.

Klaas de Groot Award : established as a prestigious recognition of scientists who have shown a distinct ability to provide excellent mentorship and guidance to young researchers, helping them to establish their own independent career. We look for colleagues who have nurtured young talent, and who have selflessly invested in this talent, creating a next-generation biomaterials scientists in Europe.

For further information about the awards and the process of nomination, please visit our website: http://www.esbiomaterials.eu/Cms/Content/7.

In addition to the above scientific achievement awards nominations, application for the Julia Polak European Doctoral Awards and the Raquel LeGeros Awards can also be submitted before the 31st of January 2021 (http://www.esbiomaterials.eu/cms/content/11).