Dr Sophie Miller Memorial Prize Lecture


Sophie Miller Prize Info

Background

The Dr. Sophie Miller Memorial Prize is an annual protected opportunity for early career members to present their own promising unpublished or early published anatomical research at the summer scientific meeting of the Society. The prize provides a career development platform dedicated to young researchers through supported attendance at the meeting, early experience in academic presentation (written abstract and extended oral presentation time), senior feedback, and publicity on the Society's website, social media outlets and newsletter.

Early career members are encouraged to submit an abstract (application form submission details below) for a short (20 minutes) lecture, to be presented by the winning applicant at the summer meeting in the same year. The abstract should detail the promise and early results of their research area, the relevance to the anatomy community and the future potential impact of the project. Applications should also describe how the prize will be of benefit to the applicant.

Dr Sophie Miller was an Anatomical Society funded PhD student from 2011-2014 at the University of Cambridge. She investigated olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) and their potential for transplant-mediated repair of the central nervous system. During this time, she presented at many Anatomical Society meetings, with one of the publications from her PhD work appearing in the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Anatomy. Sophie was particularly supportive to her other early career researchers and colleagues in scientific and career development. She passed away in December 2016. In her memory, her family have generously provided support for young and aspiring anatomical researchers through the Anatomical Society.

Eligibility

Early Career Members (society members within 5 years of graduation from a primary university undergraduate degree pertinent to anatomy).

Award

Annually, with £300 and a prize certificate. The prize winner will give their lecture at the summer scientific meeting of the society.

The award will be judged by the Prizes and Awards Committee and publicised on the Society's website, Anastomosis and social media outlets.

The prize winner may apply for the Barclay-Smith Travelling Fund for up to £400 towards the costs of meeting registration (and travel expenses and appropriate accommodation, if the meeting is in person). An application will be expected for Barclay-Smith Funding Round 4 in anticipation of the summer scientific meeting.

Application Entry Form Submission

Applications will open for the next round on the 22nd January 2024. 

Applications require completion and return of the application form (Click here to download Sophie Miller Memorial Prize Application Form) a 1 page CV and a supporting paragraph from your supervisor or senior collaborator. All three parts of the application should be returned to the Society's Executive Administrator at maryanne.piggott@kcl.ac.uk.

Deadline for applications: 7th March 2024 (11.59pm)

Queries

For further information please contact the Executive Administrator at: maryanne.piggott@kcl.ac.uk

Previous Awards of Dr Sophie Miller Memorial Prize

2023
2022
2021
2020 (inaugural award)