grants and prizes

The British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology offers the following Grants and prizes for the support of research & scholarship projects, which will contribute to the advancement of Oral Pathology.

 

Research Grant & Scholarship Deadline- 31 January 2020

Dental Undergraduate Essay Deadline- 18 January 2020

IAOP 2020 Bursaries- 31 January 2020 (more details here)

 

1. Small research & scholarship grants

The maximum single amount is £1,000.

 

Purpose of the scheme

  • To provide 'pump-priming' funds for the purchase of small items of equipment or consumables to support young researchers or new areas of research which are not yet ready for Research Council support.

  • To provide funds for small items of equipment or consumables needed for ongoing projects where funds may not be available, either from department sources or from other grant-awarding bodies.

The research scheme will not support costs of travel or subsistence for attending meetings or for visiting other departments or units. Funds for these may be applied for under the British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Scholarship Scheme. The scheme will not meet indirect costs, or costs of such things as postage or items normally expected to be available in a department, e.g. stationery, photocopying or basic laboratory consumables.

 

Eligibility

  • The scheme is open to any individual working in the field of Head & Neck Pathology.

  • It is the wish of the BSOMP particularly to support young researchers who may not yet have achieved a track record and who wish to pursue a career in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology.

  • Applicants must be members of the BSOMP or must be sponsored by a member of the BSOMP.

 

A complete application consists of three components:

  1. a completed application form

  2. a letter of support from the Head of Department

  3. a brief CV

 

 

Applications should be emailed to the Honorary Secretary by 31st January.

Dr Rachel Hall

Email: thebsomp@gmail.com

 

There will be no age limit placed upon applicants, but applications from younger workers would be particularly welcomed.

On receipt of applications, the Honorary Secretary will circulate copies to 3 Council members, who will judge the proposals. The group will inform Council of their decision. Council will after consideration announce the outcome at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.


2. BSOMP Prizes

The British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology offers a number of prizes to encourage research and scholarship in the field of Oral& Maxillofacial Pathology by young workers (Deadline 19 January).

 

DENTAL UNDERGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE

Undergraduate dental students are invited to submit a 2,000-word essay on the following topic:

                                                            2019-20: 'Should dental students be taught pathology?'

The deadline for applications is 17 January 2020.  

  1. The Council will award the prize on the recommendation of a panel of three BSOMP members appointed annually for this purpose and such additional assessors as the Council may wish to appoint.

  2. Applicants will be judged on their approach to and critical analysis of the topic, their knowledge of the literature and their ability to write and construct an argument.

  3. The value of the prize will be £100; the assessors, at their discretion, may divide the prize if two or more entries cannot be separated. The winner/joint winners will be invited to attend the next meeting of the BSOMP to receive the prize. Expenses covering the costs of travel, accommodation and the meeting registration will be met.

  4. The list of candidates will remain confidential and only the name(s) of the winner/joint winners of the award will be made public.

  5. The prize will be awarded at the dinner of the BSOMP meeting.

  6. Candidates should submit their essay together with a ‘Turnitin’ report and a letter of support from their Head of School or delegated individual confirming the work is the candidates own and indicating their year and course of study.

 

DENTAL CORE TRAINEE (DCT) PRIZE

DCTs or Medical Foundation Trainees who present a poster at the annual BSOMP meeting are invited to enter for the prize. Applicants should indicate on the abstract of their intention to enter and should be members of the society.  

  1. The judging will take place during the annual BSOMP meeting and applicants will be required to stand by their posters at the appointed time.

  2. The judges will be members of or appointed by the BSOMP.

  3. Applicants will be judged on the clarity of the abstract, the layout and design of the poster, the originality and importance of the material, relevance of the conclusion, use of references and the response to questioning.

  4. The value of the prize will be £100; the assessors, at their discretion, may divide the prize between the two entrants.

  5. The winner will be announced at the dinner of the BSOMP meeting.

 

 SPECIALTY REGISTRAR /EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER/ POSTGRADUATE STUDENT PRIZES

There will be two StR/Early Career research prizes for BSOMP members: one will be for the best research poster/verbal presentation and the other for the best clinical poster/verbal presentation at the annual BSOMP meeting. Applicants should indicate their intention to enter for either the research or the clinical prize on the abstract and be members of the society.

The research prize is open to StRs who are carrying out research as part of their training, newly appointed consultants who are within two years of their CCST, or early career researchers who are carrying out research related to Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

 

Clinical poster/verbal presentation

  1. The judging will take place during the annual BSOMP meeting and, if giving a poster, applicants will be required to stand by their posters at the appointed time.

  2. The judges will be members of or appointed by the BSOMP.

  3. If giving a poster, applicants will be judged on the clarity of the abstract, the layout and design of the poster, the originality and importance of the case(s), relevance of the conclusion, use of references and the response to questioning.

  4. If giving a verbal presentation, applicants will be judged on the clarity of the abstract, the originality and importance of the case, the clarity of the presentation, the review of the literature, use of references and response to questioning.

  5. The value of the prize will be £100; the assessors, at their discretion may divide the prize if there is more than one winner.

  6. The winner will be announced at the dinner of the BSOMP meeting.

 

Research poster/verbal presentation prize

  1. The judging will take place during the annual BSOMP meeting and, if giving a poster, applicants will be required to stand by their posters at the appointed time.

  2. The judges will be members of or appointed by the BSOMP.

  3. If giving a poster, applicants will be judged on the clarity of the abstract, the layout and design of the poster, the originality and importance of the idea, appropriate methodology and design, conclusion relevant to the results and response to questioning.

  4. If giving a verbal presentation, applicants will be judged on the clarity of the abstract, the originality and importance of the idea, appropriate methodology and design, conclusion relevant to the results and response to questioning.

  5. The value of the prize will be £100; the assessors, at their discretion, may divide the prize if there is more than one winner.

  6. The winner will be announced at the dinner of the BSOMP meeting.

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3. Scholarship Scheme

The British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Scholarship (referred hereafter as the Scholarship) may be awarded annually. The Scholarship Award may be up to £1,000 p.a. or such sum as the Honorary Treasurer and Council shall determine.

 

Members of the Society and sponsored non-members are invited to submit proposals to the Scholarship Committee (three members of BSOMP convened for the purpose under the chairmanship of the President) for support to develop their practice of Oral Pathology.

 

Scholarships will normally be awarded to support study periods in other departments or laboratories to:

  1. Develop specific diagnostic pathology skills

  2. Study specific research techniques or methods.

 

The awards will, however, be decided by the Scholarship Committee and other proposals may be supported at their discretion.

 

Mechanisms

Proposals can be submitted at any time. Proposals shall not exceed four A4 pages in length and should include:

  • Name of applicant and present post

  • Details of financial support requested - not to exceed 100 words

  • Background to proposal

  • Details of work to be undertaken

  • Reason for support requested

  • Brief curriculum vitae

  • Letter of support from the senior member of the applicant's department, who is a member of the Society

  • The names of two referees, including one from the applicant's school

 

In the case of a proposed visit to another department, a letter of acceptance from the head of that department will be required.

 

Applications should be emailed to the Honorary Secretary (Deadline 31 January).

 

Dr Rachel Hall

Email: thebsomp@gmail.com

 

There will be no age limit placed upon applicants, but applications from younger workers would be particularly welcomed.

On receipt of applications, the Honorary Secretary will circulate copies to 3 Council members, who will judge the proposals. The group will inform Council of their decision. Council will after consideration announce the outcome at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

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