Awards and Fellowships

Betty Hay Award [BH-Award]

The EMT field has developed from the pioneering work of Dr. Elizabeth (Betty) Hay and her students during the late 1970s. TEMTIA recognizes her seminal contributions to the field through the awarding of the BH-Award, which honors female scientists who have made significant discoveries in EMT research and who are still at an early stage of their independent career. The awardee will receive an award certificate and a reimbursement in an amount equal to 100% of their paid registration fee, and will deliver a BH-Award lecture at the meeting. Requirements: 1) a TEMTIA member; 2) a female scientist within 7 years after obtaining her first independent PI position; 3) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting and submission of a complete CV; 4) application received before August 10, 2019 (three months before TEMTIA-IX).

Wellcome Trust Fellowships [WT-Fellowships]

WT-Fellowships will subsidize participation in TEMTIA-IX of young scientists from low- and middle-income countries (https://wellcome.ac.uk/funding/guidance/low-and-middle-income-countries) (WT-Fellowship1) and from European countries (including the U.K.) (WT-Fellowship2). The WT-Fellowships will be granted on an as-needed and first-come first-serve basis. Awardees (ten in each category) will receive reimbursement in an amount equal to 50% of their paid registration fee. WT-Fellowship1 requirements: 1) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting; 2) submission of an abstract for poster or oral presentation; 3) a student (enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or a master or doctoral graduate degree program) or a postdoc within 5 years after obtaining his/her PhD; 4) evidence of work or study in a low- and middle-income country where the research to be presented was primarily carried out. 5) application received before August 10, 2019 (three months before TEMTIA-IX). WT-Fellowship2 requirements: same as WT-Fellowship1 except for #4 (i.e., the applicant needs to present evidence of work or study in a European country, including the U.K.).

Wellcome Trust Award [WT-Award]

WT-Award is a merit-based award to encourage presentation of high-quality EMT-related research at TEMTIA-IX by young scientists from either low- and middle-income countries or European countries (including the U.K.). Awardee(s) will receive reimbursement in the amount equal to 100% of their paid registration fee and their abstract submission(s) will be selected for platform presentation. WT-Award requirements: 1) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting; 2) submission of an abstract for TEMTIA-IX meeting; 3) a student (enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or a master or doctoral graduate degree program) or a postdoc within 5 years after obtaining his/her PhD; 4) evidence of work or study in designated countries (low- and middle-income countries or European countries including the U.K.) where the research to be presented was primarily carried out; 5) application received before August 10, 2019 (three months before TEMTIA-IX).

Company of Biologists Award [COB-Award]

COB-Award promotes high-quality international and interdisciplinary research in the EMT field. Preference (not a requirement) with be given to participants who specialize in developmental and cell biology and who collaborate with cancer biologists or clinicians in their research (and vice versa). Preference (not a requirement) will also be given to participants who have ongoing collaboration with scientists located in Japan. Awardees will receive reimbursement in registration, transportation and accommodation up to the amount of 100,000 JPY. COB-Award requirements: 1) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting before August 10, 2019; 2) demonstrated interdisciplinarity and international collaboration in their research.

Cells Tissues Organs Award [CTO-Award]

The journal Cells Tissues Organs has been promoting EMT research from its beginning. CTO-Award will be given to participants who take a historical view of the EMT as a scientific concept and who are interested in unifying the field to maximize its scientific and social impact. Awardees will receive reimbursement in registration, transportation and accommodation up to the amount of 100,000 JPY. CTO-Award requirements: 1) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting before August 10, 2019; 2) interest in promoting EMT research by taking historical and long-term perspectives to maximize its scientific impact.

Developmental Dynamics Best-Poster Award [DD-Award]

DD-Award will be given to young scientists who have best poster presentation at TEMTIA-IX. The best poster(s) will be selected by members of the scientific advisory committee. The awardees will be presented with a certificate and a cash award. DD-Award requirements: 1) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting and presentation of a poster; 2) a student (enrollment in an undergraduate degree program or a master or doctoral graduate degree program) or a postdoc within 5 years after obtaining his/her PhD.

Student Discount and TEMTIA Member Discount

A discount of 20,000 JPY will be applied to students who are enrolled in either an undergraduate-level degree program or a graduate-level (master or doctoral) degree program. A separate discount of 10,000 JPY will be applied to active TEMTIA members. Sudent Discount requirements: 1) a student (please note that postdoctoral researchers are excluded from this category); 2) evidence of being a student (a letter from your supervising professor or from the dean’s office stating so); 3) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting and submission of an abstract for poster presentation. TEMTIA Discount requirements: 1) an active TEMTIA member; 2) evidence of being an active TEMTIA member (membership receipt); 3) registration for TEMTIA-IX meeting.

Additional Awards and Fellowships:

Additional opportunities for awards and fellowships will be added as they become available. Please check this page for updates.