Call for Nominations: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Cambridge, Massachusetts
The prize is $150,000.
September 14 2017
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Call for Nominations: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is accepting nominations for the 15th annual Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The Prize recognizes an outstanding discovery or significant advance in the field of neuroscience. The prize is $150,000. The recipient presents a public lecture at MIT’s McGovern Institute in the Spring of 2018.

Nomination Deadline: December 15, 2017

Nomination Procedures:

Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nomination should include:

•  A biosketch or CV of the nominee

•  A letter of nomination with a summary and analysis of the major contributions of the nominee to the field of neuroscience

•  Up to two representative reprints will be accepted

Selection Procedures:

•  Members of the selection committee and faculty affiliated with MIT are not eligible

•  Announcement of the award recipient will be made in January 2018

•  Recipient must attend all events to be awarded the prize

Past Scolnick Prize Recipients: 2017: Catherine Dulac, HHMI, Harvard University; 2016: Cornelia Bargmann, HHMI, The Rockefeller University; 2015: Charles Gilbert, The Rockefeller University; 2014: Huda Zoghbi, HHMI, Baylor University; 2013: Thomas Jessell, HHMI, Columbia University; 2012: Roger Nicoll, UCSF; 2011: Bruce McEwen, The Rockefeller University; 2010: Lily and Yuh-Nung Jan, UCSF; 2009: Jeremy Nathans, Johns Hopkins University; 2008: Michael Davis, Emory University; 2007: David Julius, UCSF; 2006: Michael Greenberg, Children’s Hospital/HMS; 2005: Judith Rapoport, NIH; 2004: Masakazu Konishi, CalTech

Send nomination packet to:  or Attn: Scolnick Prize Nomination, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue 46-3160, Cambridge, MA 02139. For more information: