The YFS Foundation in collaboration with the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University at Buffalo will offer awards to recognize excellence in Basic translational engineering research (BTER) relevant to health care by a junior investigator (within 5 years of completion of Engineering or PhD) from any of the Engineering Departments of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. For consideration of the award, investigators work should focus in areas that incorporate application of the basic principles of engineering to the development of medical devices, technology or processes in the medical setting, including an understanding of the physiological processes, disability and underlying disease with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of health care. One such award will be presented annually.

NOTE: to promote “Team Science” applications can be made by more than one individual and if successful, the award will be shared equally. The YFS Basic translational engineering research relevant to health care seeks to stimulate increased research within each engineering science department and health sciences leading to innovations to improve healthcare. It is anticipated that such scientific discoveries will be translated into therapeutic interventions for a wide range of diseases.

Apply now to your participating organization for consideration of the award for scientific excellence:

BTER Applicant Submission Form

Eligibility Criteria

Are you a post PhD/MS level junior investigator in any Engineering department of School of Engineering and Applied sciences?
Did you conduct any type of health care relevant translational research within your respective department?
Was all research submitted for the award undertaken during the tenure of applicant at his organization?
Was your tenureship independent or under the mentorship of a faculty member of their respective department?

Following completion of the selection process, documents to be submitted to YFS Foundation:

Nomination letter from the selection committee.
Endorsement letter from the participating organization.


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