Early Investigator Of The Year Award


Award Description

The Early Investigator of the Year “George Britton award” highlights exceptional achievement and celebrates successes of members of the BON Early Investigator Society (EIS). This award is an unrestricted £2,500 research grant that has been kindly sponsored by MacuHealth. Applications are judged on an EIS member’s active research, achievements to date and planned goals.

Selection Criteria

Applicants must be registered to attend BON 2018 and be EIS members. EIS membership is free. Only one application per member will be accepted.

Application Process

The application has four sections and the template is available upon request from earlyinvestigator@bonconference.org.

1. Personal Statement: 300-400 word statement that explains why the applicant thinks this award would be beneficial to them, their research, career and academic institution.

2. Research Profile: Description of current research projects, publications, originality of research, impact of research, track record, professional standing, milestones, specific skills and research goals for the next 3-5 years. This should be a narrative statement, not a CV.

3. Letter of Recommendation: Letter of recommendation from a senior scientist who is currently knowledgeable about the applicant’s research activity.

4. Photo or Video Highlight Reel: A one minute video or set of two photographs that highlight your life as a carotenoid researcher. Entrants’ videos and photographs that are shortlisted will be showcased throughout the BON conference.

Selection Process & Timeline

Applications will be judged by Prof. George Britton and Mr. Frederic Jouhet. The final decision will be made by the judges (and their decision is final). The BON conference will use shortlisted and winning applications (and the details contained therein) to promote the society.

Application submission deadline

January 13, 2018, 10am EST: Applications open for submission.

March 30, 2018, 5pm EST: Application submission deadline.

April 30, 2018, 10am EST: Notification of shortlisted applications.

July 12, 2018, 5pm EST: Presentation of award to winner at BON gala dinner

Please email eisbonapplication@gmail.com for the application form.