The European Calcified Tissue Society aims to encourage high-quality research.  ECTS supports New Investigators, nurses and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) by offering a number of awards related to submission of an abstract for the ECTS 2020 Congress.  These grants and awards are designed to recognise and stimulate outstanding research in the field of calcified tissues and related disciplines.

ECTS – ICCBH New Investigator Award

ICCBH is pleased to offer up to 4 grants of €750 each for the highest scoring abstracts submitted by new investigators to the “Paediatric bone diseases” category.

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

  • The applicant is first or presenting author
  • The applicant is within three years of attaining a PhD, or is a physician in training, or is aged under 35 years
  • The applicant must submit a signed confirmation of eligibility form from their Head of Department
  • The abstract must be submitted to the category “Paediatric bone disease” or “Rare bone disease”

To apply please tick the appropriate box on the abstract form and submit the signed confirmation of eligibility form by the ECTS abstract deadline: 13 January 2020.

ECTS New Investigator Awards

€ 750,- per award

ECTS is pleased to offer grants of €750 each for the highest scoring abstracts submitted by new investigators to ECTS 2020.

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

ECTS Travel Awards

€ 300,- per award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

ECTS Nurses & Allied Health Award

€ 300,- per award

Available to applicants who satisfy the following criteria:

The following awards will be announced during the 2020 ECTS Congress

 Please refer to the ECTS website for further details on the nomination process.

ECTS Excellence in Research Award:

The ECTS Annual Congress is recognized world-wide for the excellent quality of its scientific programme. Each year top international experts are invited to present state-of-the-art lectures on new developments in musculoskeletal research. With the ECTS Excellence in Research Award ECTS recognizes scientists who substantially advanced the field of musculoskeletal research. The recipient of the award is selected by the ECTS Board of Directors from the group of invited speakers of the ECTS Annual Congress.

ECTS Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award:

In memory of Professor Steven Boonen, who sadly passed away during the ECTS 50th Anniversary Congress in Lisbon on 20 May 2013. ECTS would like to remember and honour Steven during its annual congress by introducing an annual Steven Boonen Clinical Research Award, supported by Amgen.

ECTS Mike Horton Basic/Translational Award:

Professor Mike Horton (1948-2010) was a hematologist-turned-basic scientist who made significant contributions in the bone field and beyond. He performed pioneering work in osteoclast biology which resulted, among other things, in the recognition of the alpha v beta 3 integrin as a therapeutic target for inhibiting bone resorption. His warm personality and wide-ranging interests inspired many young researchers. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.

ECTS Iain T Boyle Award:

In memory of Professor Iain T Boyle (1935–2001) who contributed greatly to the field of mineral metabolism and his work on osteoporosis was known and acclaimed nationally and internationally. The award is open to young scientists who have made significant progress and contribution to the field of bone and calcified tissue. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.

ECTS Philippe Bordier Clinical Award:

Doctor Philippe Bordier (1927-1977) contributed significantly to the bone field by developing bone histomorphometry, which he applied to the analysis of several bone diseases. His work and dynamism in science has been recognised in Europe and United States. The award will be announced during the ECTS annual congress.