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Julia Buckingham Award

Julia Buckingham Award

The Julia Buckingham Award, created in 2021, recognises the achievement and potential of up-and-coming scientists. This early career award is named to honour Professor Julia Buckingham, a former editor of Journal of Neuroendocrinology, in recognition of her lifelong commitment to supporting early career researchers.

Apply for the 2021 Julia Buckingham Award - deadline 1 July 2021

This year the awardee will be presenting at  the 4th Société de Neuroendocrinologie-British Society for Neuroendocrinology (SNE-BSN) joint meeting and will be entirely online. Applicants MUST register and submit an abstract at SNE-BSN meeting (bsn-sne2020.sciencesconf.org) by 1 July 2021.

The Award

  • 15 minute lecture
  • £375 prize money
  • 1-year membership to the BSN


  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students (up to one year post PhD viva prior to meeting; any breaks will be taken into consideration).
  • Have been a member of the British Society of Neuroendocrinology for more than 6 months
  • Prepare an abstract and be available to give an oral presentation online

How to apply

To apply, please send a single PDF document to the BSN (theteam@neuroendo.org.uk) containing:

  • Abstract
  • Curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Year of study, date of viva
  • One page cover letter consisting of research interests, achievements and contribution to the field of neuroendocrinology
  • Two full reference letters (one should be a member of the society)
  • A list of publications (preprints may be chosen in line with funding body rules)

Photo: Julia Buckingham receiving her Queen's Birthday Honors for her outstanding contribution to science from Prince Charles, 2018

2021 Winner

  • Dr Bradley Jamieson, winner of the 2021 Julia Buckingham Award. In honour of Julia Buckingham, this prize recognises the achievement and potential of an up-and-coming scientist within the BSN (up to 1 year following completion of PhD) at the BSN annual meetings.