The American Association for the Advancement of Science is taking applications for the Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology in the United States in 2021.
TheEppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology recognizes the increasingly active and crucial role of neurobiology in developing our knowledge of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system—a pursuit that seems destined for extraordinary expansion in the coming decades. This global prize, created in 2002, motivates the work of promising young neurobiologists by offering support in the early stages of their careers. It is granted yearly for the most exceptional neurobiological research by a young scientist, as explained in a 1,000-word essay based on research carried out in the past three years.
The Prize is granted yearly to one young scientist for the most exceptional neurobiological research. This research is focused on methods of molecular and cell biology carried out by him/her during the past three years.
The essays will be evaluated in two areas:
- scientific quality and significance, and
- clarity and style of the writing.
The judging committee will be comprised of prominent foreign researchers in the field of neurobiology and will be headed by the Neuroscience Editor of Science.
Worth of Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
The beneficiary of the Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiologyis granted US$25,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science. The essay and the essays of up to three runners-up are also published on Science Online. The award is publicised and presented at a ceremony at the yearly meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Eppendorf offers financial assistance to help enable the grand prize recipient to attend the meeting.
Eligibility for Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
In order to be qualified for this award,
- Candidates are required to be neurobiologists with an advanced degree obtained in the last 10 years and not more than 35 years of age.
- Candidate’s essay has to describe contributions to neurobiological research on the basis of methods of molecular and cell biology.
- candidates should performed or directed the work described in the essay.
- research is required to have been carried out during the past three years.
- Staffs of Eppendorf AG, its affiliates, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not qualified for the prize.
How to Apply for Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
The candidate is required to submit the following items:
- A completed Entry Form.
- An essay, written by the candidate that explains his or her research and puts it in perspective with respect to present research in the discipline of neurobiology. Note that the essay should not be more 1,000 words in length. The candidate is required to have done or directed all of the work and it should have been carried out in the past three years.
- A one-page recommendation letter from his or her postdoctoral advisor, supervisor, or another senior co-worker who is familiar with the candidate’s work.
In like manner, the candidate has to submit
- A Curriculum Vitae that comprises the following:
- Full citations of papers that the candidate has published on the research explained in the essay.
- Academic and professional honors and awards that the candidate has received; and
- Relevant professional experience.
- Copies of two of the candidate’s papers that are most relevant to the essay are also required.
- The Entry Form and extra submission materials have to be submitted by electronic means via the prize management system.
Editors from Science will be in charge of the initial assessment of the essays. The top 10 percent of the essays will be sent to the judging committee. The judging committee will be comprised of esteemed international researchers in the discipline of neurobiology and will be headed by the Neuroscience Editor of Science. Majority of the judges will be selected based on nominations from the Society for Neuroscience. The essays will be evaluated in two areas: scientific quality and important, and clearness and style of the writing.
- The next application closing date is June 15, 2021.
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