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June 22, 2018

EIS agenda at 2018 BON Conference!

Tuesday July 10th: Conference Registration from 4 to 6 pm – Grace Howard Room
After you register, join us for the first ever meet and greet of all EIS members at 6 pm (Grace Howard Room)! Followed by dinner at Butch Annie’s restaurant (food voucher available).
Wednesday July 11th: Editorial office – “Looking inside the black box” from 3:30 to 4 pm – Howard Theatre Boardroom
Christine Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, will give a Q&A workshop on publication ethics as well as tips & ground rules on getting published.
Thursday July 12th: Homework session from 3 to 3:30 pm – Howard Theatre Boardroom
Share your views, ideas and make an impact on the next stage of brain and ocular nutrition research. Join us for a short brainstorming session to formulate research questions that will contribute to the final 2018 BON “homework” session.

JUNE 15, 2018

Shortlisting of the 2018 Early Investigator of the Year Award

At the beginning of the year, we asked you to describe your “research lives” in an application that highlighted your background and also showcased your artistic side in the form of images or videos.

The level of exceptional submissions was incredible. Therefore, we knew shortlisting applicants was going to be hard work, so our judges rolled up their sleeves and got started. The EIS committee are proud to announce two contenders that honoured and promoted the role of “an active early investigator”.

Without further ado, we are thrilled to announce the shortlisted applicants as Jirayu (Boo Boo) Tanprasertsuk from Tufts University and Rebecca Power from Waterford Institute of Technology.

George Britton commented “These are two worthy candidates, with contrasting styles and personalities. Both candidates have the potential to become leading researchers…”
Fredric Jouhet commented “Exceptional profiles of already accomplished researchers…”

The winner of the £2,500 unrestricted grant will be announced during the 2018 BON Gala dinner on July 12th.

The EIS committee would like to congratulation the shortlisted applicants, and to everyone who participated in the 2018 “Early Investigator of the Year Award”. Also thank you to George and Fredric for reviewing and scoring the applications. We are looking forward to seeing you at the BON conference in the coming weeks!

February 2, 2018

Early Investigator Society (EIS) member update!

The Early Bird registration and Travel grant submission has officially been closed. To delegates who submitted an abstract, we wish you the best of luck!!

For future, please note the conference fees from now until July are £350 for a student and £425 for an academic delegates.

The application process for the Early Investigator of the Year “The George Britton Award” is officially opened. This award highlights exceptional achievement and celebrates success of members of the BON EIS and will be presented to the winner at the Gala Dinner on July 12th. 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 research goals. Be sure to read the selection criteria and don’t forget to email eisbonapplication@gmail.com for the application template.

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January 12, 2018

Calling all BON Early Investigator Society (EIS) members!

We hope you are familiar with the newly established Early Investigator Society (EIS) within the BON conference. Many of you have already joined the society and we are delighted that PhD student and postdoc membership is continuing to increase. The conference is only six months away so we want to ensure that you circle a few dates in your calendar. The EarlyBird Special on conference fees (student £300 and academic £350) will be available until January 31st. All EIS members who also submit their abstracts submitted by January 31st will also be eligible for the Howard Foundation Travel Bursary Award (1st place €1,250 and 2nd place €750). We are also pleased to officially open the application process to the Early Investigator of the Year “The George Britton Award”, which will be presented at the Gala Dinner on July 12th. This award highlights exceptional achievement and celebrates successes of members of the BON 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 research goals. Be sure to read the selection criteria and email eisbonapplication@gmail.com for the application template. If you are an established researcher, don’t forget to encourage your students and early stage colleagues to join the EIS and apply for the award.