This award will be granted to students or young investigators working in TERMIS emerging countries* who have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements. Awardees will receive a certificate and $1,000 travel stipend for the TERMIS World Congress. Recipients will be announces in mid-May.

Candidates should submit their application using this form. Applications are due Sunday, April 21st at 12 am PT (UTC-7).

*Applicants must be actively studying or working in one of these countries to be eligible for the award:(Africa) All African countries. (Americas) All Central America and Caribbean Countries. Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela (Asia-Pacific) All Oceania Countries (except Australia and New Zealand), Afghanistan,  Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, The Philippines, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen (Europe) Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova,  Montenegro, Ukraine

Are you currently a student, postdoc, or recent graduate? If so, we invite you to participate in our Students and Young Investigators Section (SYIS) activities at the conference! The descriptions for each activity are listed below. We will provide more information about our events, including how to RSVP, as the conference approaches.

Additionally, follow us on Twitter @SyisTermis for conference updates!

SYIS Session Co-Chairs: As a session co-chair, SYIS attendees will work with faculty chairs to run their designated scientific session at the conference. This program provides a unique opportunity for SYIS attendees to build their experience in moderating scientific sessions and network with faculty members involved in TERMIS. Sign-up will be available in Spring 2024.

SYIS Table, Exhibit Hall: Stop by our booth during the poster sessions to meet our SYIS Council members and learn about our initiatives! We will also help answer any questions regarding the SYIS conference events and leadership opportunities for students and young investigators in TERMIS.

SYIS Social: The SYIS Social is a welcoming reception for students and young investigators at the conference. Drinks and snacks will be provided during the event. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

FTERM Panel Discussion: Join us for a panel discussion with the leading scientists in our society! Several FTERM members will share their career experiences and offer advice to aspiring TERM scientists. More details about this panel will be posted later. To learn more about FTERM, please visit this link.

SYIS Meet-the-Mentor Luncheon: As the signature SYIS event at TERMIS conferences, the Meet-the-Mentor luncheon provides students and young investigators the opportunity to enjoy a multi-course lunch with senior faculty and scientists working in the fields of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Mentors will include session chairs, TERMIS faculty members, and local industry leaders. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

Biotech Facility Tours: SYIS will partner with local biotech companies nearby the convention center to provide tours of their facilities to students and young investigators. Tour times and locations will be posted in Spring 2024. Attendees must RSVP to attend.

SYIS Career Panel: Our annual Career Panel will include young professionals representing careers in different TERM sectors, including academia, industry, government, publishing, or biomedical start-ups. In addition to a moderated discussion, this panel will include a Q&A portion where attendees may ask panelists about their career paths and experiences.

SYIS Mixer: Join us for a networking event following the Career Panel! Several academic and industry professionals will be in attendance to speak with students and young investigators about their career paths and experiences. Light food and drink will be served. A ticket must be purchased during the conference registration to attend.

SYIS Special Panel: Navigating Career Challenges: Industry vs. Academia in Biomedical Engineering as an International Professional: This panel will provide valuable insights and guidance to international professionals in the field of biomedical engineering, addressing the unique challenges they face when pursuing careers in industry or academia abroad. Esteemed experts from both sectors will share their experiences, discuss potential hurdles, and offer strategies for success, empowering attendees to make informed career decisions and foster professional growth.