*NEW* Sieratzki UK-Israel Prize for Advances in Neuroscience
We are excited to announce the launch of this new prize for post graduate and early career neuroscientists working in the UK and in Israel.
The British Neuroscience Association (BNA) and the Israel Society for Neuroscience (ISFN) have partnered to create a prestigious Prize for Advances in Neuroscience which will encourage outstanding young scientists and forge international research collaboration.
The Prize is awarded to two UK and two Israeli scientists in alternate academicyears and in two categories:
The Young Researcher’s Prize Awarded to outstanding PostDocs/Junior Academics who are up to 4 years post PhD (one winner from the UK and one from Israel).
The Early Career Researcher’s Prize Awarded to outstanding PostDocs/Junior Academics from 4 to 8 years post PhD (one winner from the UK and one from Israel)
The Prize will be launched at the 2017 Meeting of the ISFN which will be held on 10 – 12 December 2017 in Eilat. Exceptionally, on this occasion of the launch, Prizes will be given to both UK and Israeli applicants at the same meeting.
In future years, the Prize will be given to UK winners at the ISFN meeting (next in December 2018 in Eilat) and to Israeli winners at the bi-annual BNA Festival (next in April 2019 in Dublin).
The Prize is sponsored by the Sieratzki Family.
The Young Researcher’s Prizes have a financial award of USD $3500
The Early Career Researcher’s Prizes have a financial award of USD $5000.
In addition to this, awardees will be given a bursary of USD $1,250 to support one week’s travel in either the UK or Israel, and give a presentation at the country’s national neuroscience society meeting.
Applicants must be formally affiliated with an Israeli or a British research institution and have done a major part of their research work at an Israeli or a British research institution.
Due consideration is given to British and Israeli scientists currently working abroad who are in the process to return to an Israeli or a British research institution.
Applicants must be working in the field of neuroscience. This includes but is not limited to the study of the nervous system from molecular, cellular, developmental, structural, functional, evolutionary, computational, behavioural, and medical viewpoints. Applications from clinician researchers are welcome.
Candidates for the Young Researcher’s Award, must have successfully completed their PhD†not more than four years before the date of application. Candidates for the Early Career Researcher’s Award must have successfully completed their PhD no less than four years and not more than eight years before the date of application.
Multiple applications from laboratories / departments / institutions are acceptable; however individuals may submit only one application at a time.
Successful applicants will have already made a significant impact in their field of Neuroscience.
Successful applicants must be willing to travel to the partnering country and present at their meetings, unless there are exceptional circumstances preventing travel.
These are one-time awards; a recipient of either the Young Researcher’s or Early Career Researcher’s Award is not eligible for either award in subsequent years.
† Where the completion date of PhD means the date indicated in the PhD letter of approval (Israel) or the date of a successful PhD viva voce (UK).
Deadline for applications: midnight 15th October 2017 (BST)
All applicants are assessed by a rigorous academic selection process overseen by senior researchers at the BNA and the ISFN. To apply, please read through all the eligibility critera and then please complete and send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October 2017:
BNA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience
This is the most prestigious of the BNA's awards.
Any member of the BNA can make a nomination for the BNA Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience Award. Candidates need not be members of the BNA, but nominations must be made and supported by BNA members.
Nominations should be sent by email to email@example.com by 31st October each year. These should make a case for why the nominee should be recognised for their work in neuroscience. If you have any questions please contact the BNA office.
Outstanding Contribution to Neuroscience
Professor David Ogden Université Paris Descartes
Professor Angela Vincent MBBS (Hon PhD Bergen) FRCPath FMedSci FRD, University of Oxford
Professor Dame Kay Davies CBE, DBE, F.MedSci., FRS. University of Oxford
Professor Uta Frith Professor of Cognitive Development UCL Institute of Neuroscience
Professor Steven Rose Emeritus Professor of Biology, Open University. Emeritus Professor of Phsick, Gresham College London. Visiting Professor, University College London.
Sir Gabriel Horn FRS FRCP Emeritus Professor of Zoology University of Cambridge
FRS Professor Geoffrey Burnstock FRS
FRS Professor Chris Frith FRS
Professor John O'Keefe FRS
Professor Horace Barlow FRS
Professor Richard Gregory FRS
Professor Geoffrey Raisman FRS
Dr Tim Bliss
Professor Richard Morris FRS FRSE
Professor Colin Blakemore FRS
Professor Patrick Wall FRS First recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to British Neuroscience Award
Any member of the BNA can make a nomination for the BNA award for public engagement. Candidates need not be members of the BNA, but nominations must be made and supported by BNA members.
Nominations should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st October each year. These should make a case for why the nominee should be recognised for their work, in any capacity, in the field of public engagement in neuroscience.
Past prize winners
Public Engagement of Neuroscience
Dr Emma Robinson University of Bristol. A full time neuroscientist who is also highly active in carrying out public engagement, and in facilitating other people to do so via the Bristol Neuroscience Festival.
Public Understanding of Neuroscience
Professor Mark Lythgoe University College London. TV and radio presenter, director of Cheltenham Science Festival.
Science Media Centre Fiona Fox, Chief Executive and Dr Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager and Head of Mental Health & Neuroscience.
Dr Jane Haley Edinburgh Neuroscience Coordinator, University of Edinburgh
Claudia Hammond British author, occasional TV presenter, and frequent radio presenter with the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4
Oliver Sacks MD FRCP Neurologist and Author; Columbia University, New York
Ben Goldacre Medical doctor, author and blogger
Mary Baker MBE
Sir Terry Pratchett
Lord (David) Sainsbury of Turville
Dr Mark Matfield
European DANA Alliance for the Brain (EDAB)
Lord (Jack) Ashley of Stoke
Marjorie Wallace (SANE)
Lord (Brian) Rix of Hornsea (MENCAP)
Julia Somerville First recipient of the BNA Public Service Award
Each year, the BNA awards an undergraduate (£250) and a postgraduate (£500) prize to student BNA members. Our prize winners often, if not always, go on to be highly successful in their chosen fields, playing a leading role in neuroscience.
Applicants for both postgraduate and undergraduate prizes must be current BNA members. All nominations should be sent by email to email@example.com by 31st October each year. We encourage you to nominate your students!