Call for Nominations: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

McGovern Institute at MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
September 12 2019
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Call for Nominations:

Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research is accepting nominations for the 17th annual Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The $150,000 prize recognizes an outstanding discovery or significant advance in the field of neuroscience. The prize ceremony, which includes a public lecture at MIT, will take place in Spring 2020. A dinner for the recipient and invited guests follows the prize lecture.

Nomination Deadline: December 15, 2019

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 Procedure:

  • Members of the selection committee and faculty affiliated with MIT are not eligible.
  • Announcement of the award recipient will be made in January 2020.
  • Recipient must attend all events to be awarded the prize.

Past Scolnick Prize Recipients:

2019: Richard Huganir, Johns Hopkins University; 2018: David J. Anderson, HHMI, Caltech; 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

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