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 Young Investigator award. Participation in engagement activities and showing a pro-active approach in the delivery, refinement and development of CITER activities is recognised by the annual Contribution and Engagement 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 2020 will open on 17 February 2020, application deadline is 16 March 2020.
Contribution and Engagement Award
The CITER Contribution and Engagement Award recognises a CITER early career scientist or student’s outstanding contribution to CITER engagement and outreach activities throughout the academic year.
The recipient not only would be recognised for his/her contribution to outreach activities and public engagements, but also for being proactive in the delivery, refinement and development of CITER activities. Potentially awardees are proposed by the CITER Engagement committee and the winner(s) selected by the CITER Executive Committee.
The award consists of £200 and is presented at the CITER Annual Scientific Meeting held that year.
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 name||Call number||Applications npen||Deadline for applications|
|Seedcorn Bursary 2019-2020||1||15 November 2019||13 December 2019|
|Seedcorn Bursary 2019-2020||2||4 May 2020||1 June 2020|
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 name||Call number||Application opens||Deadline for applications|
|Research Travel Bursary 2019-2020||1||27 January 2020||24 February 2020|
|Research Travel Bursary 2019-2020||2||10 June 2020||8 July 2020|
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 name||Call number||Applications open||Deadline for applications|
|Conference Travel 2019-2020||1||27 January 2020||24 February 2020|
|Conference Travel 2019-2020||2||10 June 2020||8 July 2020|
Undergraduate Summer Student Bursary
Four bursaries are available to CITER academic members to support research projects carried out by undergraduate students, to take place over the summer of 2020. The bursary amount is £207.92 per week, 25 hours for a maximum of eight weeks (the maximum total available to a School per student is £2,488 which includes the processing fee, holiday pay and employers National Insurance). 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 2020 will open on 15 November 2019, application deadline is 13 December 2019 at 16:00.