Prize & Grants
The British Society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology offers small research & scholarship grants for the support of research & scholarship projects, which will contribute to the advancement of Oral Pathology. 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.
- 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:
- a completed application form
- a letter of support from the Head of Department
- a brief CV
Applications should be emailed to the Honorary Secretary by 31st January.
Dr Max Robinson,
Senior Lecturer in Oral Pathology
School of Dental Sciences
Tel: +44 191 222 8391
Fax: +44 191 222 6137
NHS Tel: +44 191 233 6161 ext 29807
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.
The British society for Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology offers a prize to encourage research in the field of Oral Pathology by young workers. The following represents a summary of the regulations governing the award of the prize: -
- The text of the PAPER should be not more than 2000 words (figures and tables may be included) and must be in the approximate form of a VERBAL COMMUNICATION which ALL ENTRANTS will be required to deliver at the Annual Scientific meeting of the BSOMP. Multiple authorship is acceptable for both the PRIZE PAPER and the ABSTRACT for the VERBAL COMMUNICATION. However, an accompanying declaration must make clear the nature and relative contributions of each author and THE ENTRANT must present the verbal communication.
- Candidates should not be more than 35 years of age at that year's AGM, and they must be members of BSOMP or sponsored by a member.
- The Council of BSOMP 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 consult. The delivery and content of the verbal communication, and the entrant's ability to answer related questions will form part of the judgement carried out by the adjudication panel. BSOMP reserves the right to withhold award of the prize.
- The value of the prize is currently £150; the assessors, at their discretion, may divide the prize between two entrants. The winner/joint winners may apply for a contribution of up to £100 towards the cost of attending the Annual Meeting at which the verbal communication(s), based on the successful Prize Paper(s), will have been given.
- The list of candidates will remain confidential and only the name(s) of the winner/joint winners of the award will be made public.
- The closing date for receipt of entries is 31st January.
- All submissions and related correspondence should be sent to the Honorary Secretary of the BSOMP (Dr M Robinson - details above).