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**deadline extended**

This award is awarded annually in memory of Neil Mackenzie who tragically lost his life in a climbing accident in Canada in January 2015. It provides a bursary to support a new investigator participating in, or developing activities related to, public engagement to enhance awareness of research by members of the Bone Research Society (BRS), relating to basic, clinical or translational research in mineralised tissues.

Neil was an enthusiastic contributor to the life of the BRS and an excellent, promising young scientist. His infectious enthusiasm for research led him to serve in the past as a New Investigator representative on the BRS Committee and as such, this award honours his vigour and commitment to both the society and the bone field.

New investigators are invited to submit an application to participate in a public engagement session, during the next annual meeting – the 5th joint meeting between the BRS and the British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) - which will be held in Cardiff, September 4th-6th 2019. This session will take place on Wednesday 4th September from 5-7pm.

To apply, please email by 28 June 2019 with details of how you would like to contribute to the public engagement session. The proposed session should take the form of an exhibition or interactive stand that will be positioned outside the main lecture theatre where the public lecture is being held. The application (no more than 500 words) should include a title, aims and objectives, and a summary of the scientific content of the session.

The successful applicant/s will also be awarded a total of £500 which can be used, for example, for the purchase of materials for the presentation or to facilitate attendance at the conference.