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The ISBF is offering awards to outstanding investigators. There are currently three awards offered by the ISBF:

To view past winners of ISBF awards, click here.


ISBF Senior Investigator Award

The purpose of the ISBF’s Senior Investigator Award is to recognize a senior investigator who has made a significant scientific contribution to the field of biofabrication.

Award Eligibility
The nominated individuals must have received their terminal degree 10 years or more from the time of the award, and be actively contributing to the field of biofabrication. An individual nominated for the ISBF’s Senior Investigator Award MUST be a member of ISBF and MUST attend the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany.

The nomination package
must include: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) three (3) letters of recommendation, and 3) a one page summary of contributions. The awardee will be selected by the ISBF’s Awards Committee. The selected awardee must confirm attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference.

The Senior Investigator Awardee will be presented with the following:
• Invitation to speak during a plenary session during the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
• An honorarium of $1,000
• A plaque

Selection Criteria
The candidates will be evaluated by the ISBF’s Awards Committee, consisting of 6 members on the basis of the following criteria:
1)  Levels of productivity in the field of Biofabrication
2)  Significant contribution to the field of Biofabrication
3)  Innovation in the field of Biofabrication

Important Dates:
Nomination Package submission deadline: August 17, 2018
Notification of Award: August 31, 2018

Nomination packages for the Senior Investigator Award should be sent to Prof. Giovanni Vozzi (e-mail: g.vozzi@ing.unipi.it), Chair of ISBF Awards Committee.


ISBF Travel Award for the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

The purpose of the ISBF’s Travel Awards is to foster the careers of students and trainees in the field of biofabrication by encouraging them to participate in the 2018 Biofabrication Conference to further develop their scientific minds, interact with other scientists in the field, establish networking and refine their presentation skills.

Eight travel awards will be given to students/trainees this year. All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet the following criteria

• Currently enrolled as a student OR currently a post-doctoral fellow in training
• Actively involved in any area of Biofabrication
• Have an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
• Be in attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

The application package must include: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) two (2) letters of recommendation, 3) a one page personal statement and 4) accepted abstract. Awardee will be selected by the ISBF’s Awards Committee. The selected awardee must confirm attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference.

The Travel Awardee will be presented with the following:

• Monetary award of $500 towards travel, presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
• Recognition at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference
• A Certificate

Selection Criteria
The candidates will be evaluated by the ISBF’s Awards Committee, consisting of 6 members on the basis of the following criteria:
1)   Outstanding achievements
2)   Quality and significance of the “accepted” 2018 Biofabrication Conference abstract.
3)   Innovation of the research reported in the abstract.

Important Dates:
Application submission deadline: August 17, 2018
Notification of Award: August 31, 2018

Application
packages for the Travel Award should be sent to Prof. Giovanni Vozzi (e-mail: g.vozzi@ing.unipi.it), Chair of ISBF Awards Committee.


ISBF Young Investigator Award

The purpose of the ISBF’s Young Investigator award is to recognize outstanding achievements by members of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) who are in the early stages of a career in the field of Biofabrication.

Award Eligibility
All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

• Currently enrolled as a student OR currently a post-doctoral fellow in training
• Actively involved in any area of Biofabrication
• Have an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
• Be in attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference

The application package must include: 1) Application form, 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Two (2) letters of recommendation, 4) A one page personal statement and 5) accepted abstract. The awardee will be selected by the ISBF’s Awards Committee. The selected awardee must confirm attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference.

Click here to download the Young Investigator Awards 2018 Application form.

The selected Young Investigator Awardee will be presented with the following:
• Monetary award of $1000, $500 and $250 for the First, Second and Third place, respectively, presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
• Recognition at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference
• A Certificate

Selection Criteria
The applicants will be evaluated by the ISBF’s Awards Committee, consisting of 6 members on the basis of the following criteria:
1)  Significance of the Accepted Biofabrication 2018 conference abstract
2)  Overall levels of productivity, contribution and innovation in the field of Biofabrication.3)  Level and Quality of achievements, i.e., publications, presentations, etc.

Important Dates:
Application submission deadline: August 17, 2018
Notification of Award: August 31, 2018

Application
packages for the Young Investigator Award should be sent to Prof. Giovanni Vozzi (e-mail: g.vozzi@ing.unipi.it), Chair of ISBF Awards Committee.


Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award

The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine is committed to the development and dissemination of novel therapies for the repair and replacement of diseased tissues and organs. One way to achieve this goal is to foster the careers of young investigators to encourage them to find solutions to problems in regenerative medicine. As part of this effort, the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) Young Investigator Award will be presented at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference. The award is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by members of the International Society for Biofabrication (ISBF) who are in the early stages of career in biofabrication. We are pleased to request nominations for the award to be given at the 2017 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany.

The WFIRM Young Investigator Award will be presented to one individual in the early stages of their research careers (graduate student or post-doctoral fellow). The awardee will be presented with a certificate and a monetary award of $1000 (US).

Individuals interested in applying for this award should submit the following documents via e-mail to Dr. John Jackson (jojackso@wakehealth.edu) by August 17, 2018:

  • Application form
  • Applicant’s current CV
  • A copy of one of the applicant’s 2018 Biofabrication Conference abstracts
  • A one-page Personal Statement describing the applicant’s career goals
  • One letter of recommendation

Click here to download the WFIRM YIA Application form.

All eligible individuals are encouraged to apply. In order to be eligible for the award, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled as a student in an advanced degree program (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) OR currently a post-doctoral fellow
  • Actively involved in any area of biofabrication research
  • Have an accepted abstract for 2018 Biofabrication Conference
  • Be in attendance at the 2018 Biofabrication Conference in Würzburg, Germany
  • No affiliation with Wake Forest University or Wake Forest University Health Sciences

Important Dates:
Application submission deadline: August 17, 2018
Notification of Award: August 31, 2018