TCES Awards/Prizes

The following bursaries and awards are available to our members:

TCES Travel Bursary

TCES travel bursaries are available for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers currently studying/working in the UK to attend conferences other than TCES, promoting the society at external meetings.

Applicants need to be TCES members who have already had an abstract accepted for the conference that they want to attend. Travel bursary applications are welcome all year around.

For more information contact the Travel Bursary Coordinator, Dr Jon Dawson, at

Award application form is below.

Download: TCES travel bursary application form

The Robert Brown Award for Early Stage Investigators

This award identifies the true future high flyers whilst they are still fledglings. It is named in honour of Professor Robert Brown, who dedicated his life to the field of tissue engineering, and who inspired many aspiring scientists through his work.

Criteria for this award include outputs, impact, funding success, professional development and quality of the work presented at TCES conferences. The Robert Brown Award winner receives a cheque for £250, an invitation to submit an article on their profile and research to the TCES newsletter, and mentoring from a member of the committee (subject to availability of individual committee members chosen).

Learn about our current and past awardees here.

Eligible candidates should be TCES members, should have a PhD in a tissue engineering-related field, should not have been awarded grants or fellowships longer than 12 months, and should not hold a permanent academic position.

Candidate may apply by submitting an abstract for the annual conference to the organisers, AND a personal statement and CV (using the template provided) to the TCES Awards Co-ordinator, Dr Nicholas Evans, (, by the closing date for abstract submission of the current year’s TCES conference. Please note the current closing date is to be confirmed.  Candidates shortlisted to oral sessions by the Conference Committee will be evaluated on their TCES presentation, as well as on their research career.

Download: iTCES-Robert-Brown-Award-application_190718


Adam Curtis Collaboration Award (ACCA)

This award is named in honour of Professor Adam Curtis, a pioneer in the science of cell-material interactions, and who inspired countless young scientists by his highly collaborative, discipline-spanning attitude to science.

TCES Adam Curtis Collaboration awards (ACCAs) are £500 awards to support PhD students (2nd and 3rd year) and PDRAs with an opportunity for short-term training at a specialised group in the UK, to promote technology transfer between groups, or to facilitate collaboration between diverse groups, which may lead to future grant applications or joint publications.

Learn more about past and current awardees here

TCES members can apply by sending their CV, an invitation letter from the proposed host, a letter of support from their supervisor and the completed application form (including objectives of research to be carried out or technology transfer, time scale and deliverables).

Successful applicants must agree to acknowledge TCES in resulting outputs and to publish a short article in the TCES newsletter and for inclusion on the website. Applications should be emailed to the TCES Awards Co-ordinator, Dr Nicholas Evans ( The closing date is April 30th each year.

Download: Adam Curtis Collaboration Award – application form

· Results for the Robert Brown and Adam Curtis awards will be announced during the Annual TCES Conference, shortlisted candidates should make every effort to attend this meeting.

· Previous Award winners are not eligible to enter again.

Other Awards and Prizes

[None advertised at present]