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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.

Applications for 2024 are now open! Deadline 1 March 2024.

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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 go to mySociety and upload a single PDF document 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)
  • Optional - any publications (preprints, abstracts submitted to conferences (internal and external)). 


  • Simon J. Guillot, 2023
    Dr Encarnación Torres Jiménez, 2022
  • Dr Bradley Jamieson, 2021

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