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Michael Harbuz Prize for Early Career Researchers

Michael Harbuz Prize for Early Career Researchers

To honour the memory of Dr Michael Harbuz, the BSN provides a platform for an outstanding member of the emerging generation of neuroendocrinologists at its annual meetings.

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

The Prize

  • 30 minute lecture, programmed within the annual BSN UK meeting
  • Publication for the ‘Early Career Perspective’ for the Journal of Neuroendocrinology
  • £750 prize money
  • 1-year membership to the BSN 


To be eligible you will:

  • Have completed their PhD within 10 working years prior to the 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

We strongly encourage eligible members to apply. To apply, please go to mySociety and upload a  single PDF document containing:

  • Abstract
  • Their curriculum vitae (résumé)
  • Date of PhD completion
  • Two full reference letters (one should be a member of the society)
  • A list of publications


2023 Teodora Georgescu (University of Otago)
2022 Alexander Comninos (Imperial College London)
2021 Isadora Furigo
2020 Postponed to 2021
2019 Giuseppe D'Agostino
2018 Rosemary Brown (University of Otago, New Zealand)
2017 Florian Merkle (Cambridge University)
2016 Tyler Stevenson
2015 Bryn Owen (Imperial College London)
2014 Frederik Steyn (University of Queensland Australia)
2013 Mino Belle (Manchester)
2012 Jyothis George (Edinburgh)
2011 Alastair Garfield (Cambridge University)
2009 Alexander Tups (Marburg)
2008 Simon McAthur (London)
2007 Waljit Dhillo (London)