ECTS Fellowships: Challenge for young investigators!
In 2020, two calls are open to young researchers either for basic/translational or clinical research in the bone field. The ECTS would like to support specifically our young scientist generation, as applicants have to be within 5 years of MD or PhD graduation (excluding maternity/paternity leaves) and must not hold permanent faculty positions. Eligible candidates must be ECTS members and working in a European institution – however, there is no restriction on the applicant’s nationality.
Would you like to participate for a one-year fellowship well endowed with €10,000 open to both pre-clinical and clinical researchers? Do you have specific ideas for your research or already started with a study?
Deadline for applications: 9 November 2020. You’ll find more information here.
ECTS Awards: Honors for well-known scientists!
It is time to submit your nominations for the ECTS named awards! You may consider your mentors and colleagues for these honors in memory of our colleagues and friends in the bone field.
ECTS Grants & Awards are open to ECTS Members. Applications are reviewed by an independent review panel and will be chosen on their potential to increase research in the area of bone diseases all over Europe.
There are four major awards for outstanding specific research:
- The Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award, in view of clinical bone research: in 2020, this honor was awarded to Outie Mäkitie (Helsinki, Finland)
- The Mike Horton Basic/Translational Award, for significant basic or translational contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue, awarded in 2020 to Jane Lian (Burlington, USA)
- The Iain T Boyle Award, for young scientists contributing significantly to the bone field – in 2020, this was Andrea Palermo (Rome, Italy)
- The Philippe Bordier Clinical Award, for significant progresses in clinical contributions to bone and calcified tissue research. The awardee 2020 was Rajesh Thakker (Oxford, UK)
Deadline for nominations: 30 November 2020. You’ll find more information here.
ECTS Fellowships and Awards 2020
In fulfillment of the ECTS mission to foster excellence in bone and musculoskeletal research, in 2020 several fellowships and major prices were awarded.
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 ECTS/Amgen Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award is given to physicians who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of clinical bone research. The 2020 awardee is Outie Mäkitie (Helsinki, Finland), an outstanding researcher on genetic defects and clinical factors underlying skeletal disorders, who has consistently moved the field forward and served as an exceptional role model for clinicians with an interest in science.
Mike Horton Basic/Translational 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. The recipient of the 2020 award is Jane Lian (Burlington, USA), a well-recognized leader in the bone world who, in partnership with Gary Stein, in over 3 decades pioneered many discoveries in bone cell biology, among them genes regulating bone formation.
Iain T Boyle Award
Iain T Boyle contributed greatly to the field of mineral metabolism and osteoporosis. This award is given to young scientists who have made significant progress and contributions to the field of bone and calcified tissue. The 2020 awardee, Andrea Palermo (Rome, Italy), is a very promising clinical researcher who made significant contributions in the field of osteoporosis and other metabolic diseases.
Philippe Bordier Clinical Award
Philippe Bordier made important progress to our understanding of metabolic bone diseases by the development of histomorphometry. The ECTS Philippe Bordier Clinical Award is given to individuals who have made a significant clinical contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue. In 2020 the price was awarded to Rajesh Thakker (Oxford, UK), an outstanding physician scientist who made a series of key contributions to disorders of calcium homeostasis and molecular genetics.