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 significant scientific contributions 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 the ISBF and MUST attend the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Award Criteria
The Prize will be awarded to a senior researcher that has addressed one or more of the following topics in their research:

  1. design, synthesis and/or characterization of new printable biomaterials
  2. design, fabrication and/or validation of novel biomedical devices and/or fabrication processes
  3. implementation of novel physical. mathematical or informatics models for the prediction, characterization and and/or analysis of biomedical devices
  4. development of novel tools for biofabrication
  5. development of novel in vitro biofabricated models
  6. development of novel applications or the translation of biofabricated constructs to preclinical or clinical practice
  7. industrial realization of a device, process or materials for applications in Biofabrication

Prize
The ISBF Awards Committee will select the Senior Investigator. The award winner receives

  • Invitation to speak for 20 minutes at the Biofabrication 2019 Closing Ceremony
  • $1000 honorarium
  • A plaque

Announcement
This 2019 ISBF Senior Investigator Awardee will be publically announced by the ISBF 2019 Awards Committee the week of September 2, 2019 on the Biofabrication 2019 meeting website and subsequently on the ISBF’s website.

Application Procedure and Deadlines

  1. Each candidate is nominated in secret by at least two society members that send the nomination via a single e-mail message to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. David Dean (David.Dean@osumc.edu) or, if David Dean is a nominee or nominator, to the ISBF President, Dr. James Yoo (jyoo@wakehealth.edu).
  2. The society members that nominate a candidate should also provide the following as a single *.PDF file:
    1. Affiliation and Contact – no more than one page
    2. Nominee’s curriculum vitae – no more than 6 pages (0.5 inch margins and 11 point font)
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. One page summary of the nominee’s major accomplishments (0.5 inch margins, 11 point font).
  3. The nomination messages must have a send date and time no later than 9:00PM August 1, 2019 US Pacific Time. Notification of Award: August 31, 2019.

Selection Criteria
The candidatures will be examined and evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Overall level of productivity in the area of Biofabrication
  2. Significant contribution to the area of Biofabrication
  3. Innovation in the field of Biofabrication

Review Committee Decision and Announcement
The Awards Committee consists of 6 members of the International Society of Biofabrication. If one of the candidates is on the Awards Committee, they cannot participate in the review or final decision. If a nominator is on the Awards Committee, they cannot vote on or discuss their nominee but can rank the other nominees.

 


ISBF Mid-Career Investigator Award

The purpose of the ISBF’s Mid-Career Investigator Award is to recognize a mid-career investigator who has made significant scientific contributions to the field of biofabrication.

Award Eligibility
The nominated individuals must have completed their training, received their terminal degree 5 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 Mid-Career Investigator Award MUST be a member of the ISBF and MUST attend the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Award Criteria
The Prize will be awarded to a Mid-Career researcher that has addressed one or more of the following topics in their research:

  1. design, synthesis and/or characterization of new printable biomaterials
  2. design, fabrication and/or validation of novel biomedical devices and/or fabrication processes
  3. implementation of novel physical. mathematical or informatics models for the prediction, characterization and and/or analysis of biomedical devices
  4. development of novel tools for biofabrication
  5. development of novel in vitro biofabricated models
  6. development of novel applications or the translation of biofabricated constructs to preclinical or clinical practice
  7. industrial realization of a device, process or materials for applications in Biofabrication

Prize
The ISBF Awards Committee will select the Mid-Career Investigator. The award winner receives

  • Invitation to speak for 15 minutes at the Biofabrication 2019 Closing Ceremony
  • $1000 honorarium
  • A plaque

Announcement
This 2019 ISBF Mid-Career Investigator Awardee will be publicly announced by the ISBF 2019 Awards Committee the week of September 2, 2019 on the Biofabrication 2019 meeting website and subsequently on the ISBF’s website.

Application procedures and deadlines

  1. Each candidate is nominated in secret by at least one ISBF society member that sends the nomination via a single e-mail message to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. David Dean (David.Dean@osumc.edu) or, if David Dean is a nominee or nominator to, the ISBF President, Dr. James Yoo (jyoo@wakehealth.edu).
  2. The society members that nominate a candidate should also provide the following as a single *.PDF file: 
    1. Affiliation and Contact Form – no more than one page
    2. Curriculum Vitae – no more than 5 pages (11 point font, 0.5 inch margins)
    3. Three letters of recommendation
    4. One page summary of the nominee’s major accomplishments (0.5 inch margins, 11 point font).
  3. The nomination messages must have a send date and time no later than 9:00PM August 1, 2019 US Pacific Time. Notification of Award: August 31, 2019.

Selection Criteria
The candidatures will be examined and evaluated on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Overall level of productivity in the area of Biofabrication
  2. Significant contribution to the area of Biofabrication
  3. Innovation in the field of Biofabrication

Review Committee Decision and Announcement
The Awards Committee consists of 6 members of the International Society of Biofabrication. If one of the candidates is on the Awards Committee, they cannot participate in the review or final decision. If a nominator is on the Awards Committee, they cannot vote on or discuss their nominee but can rank the other nominees.

 


ISBF Student Conference Travel Award for the 2019 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.

Eligibility
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 Postdoctoral Researcher in training
  • Actively involved in any area of Biofabrication
  • Have an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Confirmed attendance at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference

Prize

  • Monetary award of $500 intended for use to defray travel costs incurred while presenting at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Recognition at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference Closing Ceremony
  • A Certificate from the ISBF

Application Contents
The application must include the following in a single *.PDF file: 

  1. Affiliation and Contact – no more than one page
  2. Curriculum Vitae – no more than 4 pages (11 point font, 0.5 inch margins)
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  4. One page Personal Statement
  5. Accepted Abstract

Application Procedures and Deadlines
The nomination messages must have a send date and time no later than 9:00PM August 1, 2019 US Pacific Time to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. David Dean (David.Dean@osumc.edu). Notification of Award: August 31, 2019. All awardees selected by the ISBF’s Awards Committee must confirm attendance with the ISBF Awards Committee Chair at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference to receive an award. Once attendance is confirmed, if necessary due to travel constraints, the awardee they may inform the Awards Committee Chair of the name of a colleague who will accept their award at the Closing Ceremony.

Selection Criteria
The candidates will be evaluated by the ISBF’s Awards Committee, consisting of 6 members. If a nominator is on the Awards Committee, they cannot vote on or discuss their nominee but can rank the other nominees.  Selection will be on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding achievements
  2. Quality and significance of the “accepted” 2019 Biofabrication Conference abstract
  3. Innovation of the research reported in the abstract

Award Announcement and Presentation
Award winners will be notified by the ISBF 2019 Meeting Organizing Committee on August 31, 2019 and the award will be announced on the Biofabrication 2019 website the week of September 2, 2019 and subsequently on the ISBF website. The Awards Committee will announce and present prize winners their awards on October 22, 2019 at the closing ceremony of Biofabrication 2019. Winners must attend Biofabrication 2019 and present the podium talk or poster associated with the award-winning abstract to receive their prize. Winners must attend the closing ceremony or make arrangements to have a colleague accept their award.

 


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 Postdoctoral Researcher in training
  • Actively involved in any area of Biofabrication
  • Have an abstract accepted for presentation at the Biofabrication 2019 Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Be in attendance at the Biofabrication 2019 Conference

Application
The application must include the following in a single *.PDF file:

  1. Affiliation and Contact – no more than one page
  2. Curriculum Vitae – no more than 4 pages (11 point font, 0.5 inch margins)
  3. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  4. One page Personal Statement
  5. Accepted Abstract

Application Procedures and Deadlines
The nomination messages must have a send date and time no later than 9:00PM August 1, 2019 US Pacific Time to the Awards Committee Chair, Dr. David Dean (David.Dean@osumc.edu).  Notification of Award: August 31, 2019. All awardees selected by the ISBF’s Awards Committee must confirm attendance with the ISBF Awards Committee Chair at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference to receive an award. Once attendance is confirmed, if necessary due to travel constraints, the awardee they may inform the Awards Committee Chair of the name of a colleague who will accept their award at the Closing Ceremony.

Selection Criteria
The candidates will be evaluated by the ISBF’s Awards Committee, consisting of 6 ISBF members. If a nominator is on the Awards Committee, they cannot vote on or discuss their nominee but can rank the other nominees. Selection will be on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Outstanding achievements
  2. Quality and significance of the “accepted” 2019 Biofabrication Conference abstract.
  3. Innovation of the research reported in the abstract.

Prizes

  • Monetary award of $1000, $500 and $250 for the First, Second, and Third place, respectively
  • Recognition and presentation of the award at the closing ceremony of Biofabrication 2019 in Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • ISBF Recognition Certificate

Award Announcement and Presentation
Award winners will be notified by the ISBF 2019 Meeting Organizing Committee on August 31, 2019 and the award will be announced on the Biofabrication 2019 website the week of September 2, 2019 and subsequently on the ISBF website. The Awards Committee will announce and present prize winners their awards on October 22, 2019 at the closing ceremony of Biofabrication 2019. Winners must attend Biofabrication 2019 and present the podium talk or poster associated with the award-winning abstract to receive their prize. Winners must attend the closing ceremony or make arrangements to have a colleague accept their award.

 


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 2019 Biofabrication Conference. The award is intended 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 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

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 or plaquer 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 1, 2019:

  • Application form
  • Applicant’s current CV
  • A copy of one of the applicant’s 2019 Biofabrication Conference abstracts
  • A one-page Personal Statement describing the applicant’s career goals
  • One letter of recommendation

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 2019 Biofabrication Conference
  • Be in attendance at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • No affiliation with Wake Forest University or Wake Forest University Health Sciences

The award winner will be selected by a review panel and award will be presented at the 2019 Biofabrication Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA.