Bursaries and awards

CITER supported awards and bursaries provide our members with opportunities to develop new research ideas within the broad remit of tissue engineering, repair and rehabilitation.

Excellence in research is recognised by the annual CITER award.


Young Investigator Award

The CITER Young Investigator Award is given annually and consists of £1000 plus free registration and a keynote lecture at the annual scientific meeting held that year. The award is judged by an independent interdisciplinary team, and recognises high quality research and the growing independence of a post doctorate research associate or research fellow.

The call for the Young Investigator Award 2019 will open on 01 February 2019, application deadline is 01 March 2019.

CITER research bursaries

Research project seedcorn funding

Up to £4000 per project is awarded to pump-prime interdisciplinary research projects. This bursary was initiated in 2014 to give early career researcher's the opportunity to apply for small competitive research funds to support an area of their research interests.

Such funding is not widely available elsewhere in the University (specifically in this multi-disciplinary field) and obtaining such funding, especially at the start of their career, substantially enhances the individual's CV and enhances their competiveness for Fellowships.

Bursary NameCall NumberApplications OpenDeadline for Applications
Seedcorn Bursary 2019115.11.1814.12.18
Seedcorn Bursary 2019203.05.1903.06.19

Research travel

Up to £2000 per bursary is awarded to facilitate travel for a CITER member to visit an institution overseas to undertake novel research and / or traning in new research techniques.

Bursary NameCall NumberApplication opensDeadline for applications
Research Travel Bursary 2019125.01.1925.02.19
Research Travel Bursary 2019224.06.1924.07.19

Conference travel

Conference travel bursaries support our network members to present their research at international conferences worldwide. Up to £1000 per bursary is awarded via a competitive application process.

Bursary NameCall NumberApplications OpenDeadline for Applications
Conference Travel 2019125.01.1925.02.19
Conference Travel 2019224.06.1924.07.19

Undergraduate Summer Student Bursary

A bursary of £200 per week, maximum of eight weeks (maximum total per student is £1600) is available to CITER members to support research projects carried out by undergraduate students, to take place over the summer of 2019. The student does not have to be an undergraduate from a CITER-contributing School, or even Cardiff University. The student will be expected to present their research as a poster at the following Annual Scientific Meeting where they will have the opportunity to meet other CITER bursary students and CITER members.

The call for the Undergraduate Summer Student Bursaries 2019 will open on 15 November 2018, application deadline is 14 December 2018 at 16:00.

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