YSF Call for Projects

YSF Call For Financial Support For The Organization Of Scientific Events/Workshops

The Young Scientist Forum (YSF) of the European Society for Biomaterials sponsors the organization of events/workshops in 2024 for a total amount up to 2,000 Euros.

The final aim of the call is to promote the training of young scientists and to stimulate dissemination in the field of biomaterials in Europe. YSF may decide to partially sponsor the requested amount, depending on the number of selected applications and evaluation given to the applications.

The deadline for the call is January 31st each year. The selected proposal(s) will be announced no later than March 1st and will receive financial support for the event to be organized in the current year. Face-to-face, online or hybrid events are eligible for funding.

The attached template must be used to apply, only applications in this format will be considered.

National Chapters (NC) representatives of the Young Scientist Forum are especially encouraged to apply, but also any other young ESB member (under 40 years old) can send an application. In this case, it is mandatory to contact the NC and attach to the application the confirmation that the NC was informed (e.g., the text of the email with which the national chapter was notified).

2023 Awardees: Caroline S. Taylor and Daphne van der Heide

Caroline’s project was related to Protecting Mental Health during your PhD. Caroline organised an online seminar (2nd August 2023) with Dr Zoë J Ayres, an analytical scientist but also a Mental health advocate driving for change in academia. Zoë has over 78,000 followers on twitter, advocating change in mental health support. In 2022, she released her first book ‘Managing your Mental Health during your PhD: A Survival Guide’. Zoë’s talk informed attendees of the statistics of mental health in academia, her own personal story, as well as many tips and tricks on protecting Mental health during your PhD. The symposium had over 30 attendees, and was promoted over the ESB and UKSB social media platforms.  


Daphne's project was to help organize the Swiss-French Biomaterials Young Researchers Summer School on the 15th and 16th of June 2023 at ETH Zurich, organized by a collaboration between two young scientist biomaterials societies: the SSB+RM Young Scientists (from Switzerland) and BIOMAT (from France). A connection between these two societies was made after the ESB annual meeting being held in 2022 in Bordeaux, France and this year in 2023 in Davos, Switzerland and aimed to connect young researchers, active in the biomaterials field, from Switzerland (40 participants) and France (46 participants) during a summer school with multiple keynote lectures, a round table about paving your career path, multiple workshops, lab tours, poster presentations and social activities.





2022 Awardees: Dr. Bert Van den Bogerd and Dr. Paula Soares

Bert’s project was to help organize the Annual Meeting for the Belgian Society for Tissue Engineering (2 - 3/12/2022) in the Hof Van Liere at the University of Antwerp. This conference was dedicated to the Belgian community of young biomaterials scientists. It covers the whole domain of tissue engineering and aims to bring together a mix of different scientific backgrounds.

Paula and David Barata’s project was related to Regulatory Affairs in Biomaterials and Biomedical Devices. An online symposium (11 November 2022) for early career scientists which brings closer aspects of regulatory affairs that young scientists in biomaterials and biomedical sciences should keep in mind in due time. The event was promoted on social media and gathered around 60 participants.

2021 Awardees: Dr. Bruno Paiva dos Santos and Dr. Thomas Distler

Dr. Thomas Distler – online webinar series: i) What‘s next? – Career perspectives for young Scientists; ii) Scientific writing: Paper writing, iii) Scientific writing: From invention to patent, iv) Scientific writing: Interactive workshop on thesis writing; v) Gender in Science Dr. Bruno Paiva dos Santos  –  the Young Scientists Committee (YSC)-BIOMAT organizes a one-day conference dedicated to the French community of young biomaterials scientists during the Congres Biomat 2021


2020 Awardees: Dr. Alfredo Ronca and Dr. David Barata

Dr. David Barata – Sponsored Project: Symposium Organoids With]Out[Borders Symposium Organoids With]Out[Borders will be organized in November 2020 with the sponsorship of YSF-ESB. This event is associated with the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC) and has the aim to nurture and promote fundamental and translational research.

This online meeting will include sessions on the following specific topics: Mimicking development with stem cells and organoids; Organoids in disease I and II; Organ/tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. We invite you to join us in this event and contribute to a lively scientific discussion on the exciting field of organoids. More info: https://lnkd.in/dXdyw9v


2019 Awardee: Dr. Nicola Contessi Negrini

Workshop “Additive Manufacturing for Biomedical Applications” dedicated to young researcher speakers organized during the Italian Society for Biomaterials (SIB) conference (Caserta, IT)

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