As major organization in Europe representing basic and clinical researchers in the musculoskeletal field, ECTS supports original research and scientific excellence through the funding of Grants, Awards, and Fellowships. ECTS is pleased to open a call for ECTS Named awards, which are an important way to recognize significant scientific work achieved by bone scientists. The Call is open to ECTS Members for the following awards:
Maria Luisa Bianchi Clinical Research Award
This award is granted in memory of Professor Maria Luisa Bianchi, highly committed to clinical research who dedicated her scientific life to the study of rare bone diseases. This award is supported by Kyowa Kirin International.
Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award
This award is dedicated to Steven Boonen, a translational and clinical researcher with a focus on age-related skeletal fragility. The award is given to physicians who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of clinical bone research.
Philippe Bordier Clinical Award
This award is granted in honor of Philippe Bordier, who contributed significantly to the bone field by developing bone histomorphometry, which he applied to the analysis of several bone diseases. The award is given to individuals who have made a significant clinical contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
ECTS Mike Horton Award
This award honors Mike Horton, a hematologist who performed pioneering work in osteoclast research. The award is given to individuals who have made a significant basic or translational contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
ECTS Iain T Boyle Award
Professor Iain T Boyle made significant contributions to the field of mineral metabolism and osteoporosis. The award is given to young scientists who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue.
The eligibility criteria and additional details about the nomination procedure are available at https://ectsoc.org/grants-awards-funding/.