Since 2003, ECTS has provided research grants and awards for more than €2,000,000. This financial support for outstanding researchers and young investigators is central to ECTS’ aims and activities and we are proud to support such a pipeline of talent that over the years has shown excellent results in the field of bone health.
For 2018, ECTS has a new Grants & Awards team, composed of Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch, Jennifer Walsh, Andrea Burden, Olivier Peyruchaud and Peter Pietschmann, which is currently preparing the upcoming review process that includes inviting experts to form the 2019 Panel of External Reviewers.
There are two calls for the ECTS 2019 Fellowships: one for clinical research and one for basic/translational science. These are open to our New Investigator members to fund a 1-year research project in the area of bone diseases, for an amount of €10,000. Deadline for applications is 12 November 2018 and more information can be found here.
ECTS will also support the participation of 5 members from Eastern Europe to attend the Herbert Fleisch Workshop in Brugge from 17-19 March 2019. If you are planning to attend the Workshop and would like to receive support, submit an abstract and send us your travel grant application before 3 December 2018.
ECTS will continue to support New Investigators attending and submitting an abstract for the ECTS 2019 Congress. There are four different categories of awards: “ECTS New Investigator Awards” (€ 750,- per award), the “ECTS Travel Awards” (€ 300,- per award), the “ECTS Allied Health Award” (€ 750,- per award) and the “East-Meets-West Research Award” (€ 600) – more information can be found at the ECTS website: www.ectsoc.org/grants-awards-funding and www.ects2019.org/about-ects/grants-awards
The ECTS Excellence in Research Awards, which recognize scientists with major advancements in musculoskeletal research, will be celebrated at the upcoming 2019 ECTS Congress in Budapest, Hungary. The following merit awards will be announced: the Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award, in memory of Professor Steven Boonen (1962-2013), the Mike Horton Award in memory of Professor Mike Horton, (1948-2010), the Iain T Boyle Award in memory of Professor Iain T Boyle, (1935–2001) and the Philippe Bordier Award in memory of Professor Philippe Bordier, (1927-1977).