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Call for Nominations: The Brain Prize

Dear Colleague,

We seek your help in identifying candidates for a new, € 1 million prize, The Brain Prize, which has been established by a private Danish foundation, the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation.

The Prize recognizes highly original and influential advances in research on the nervous system. If several researchers have contributed significantly to this achievement, more than one individual may receive the Prize. Nominees can be of any nationality but the research for which they are nominated must have been conducted in Europe or in collaboration with researchers in Europe.

It was awarded for the first time this year, to Péter Somogyi, Tamás Freund and György Buzsáki.

This Prize is intended to raise the visibility of European neuroscience and to be a stimulus to this important field of research. The Selection Committee seeks your help in securing nominations of the highest quality. Please consider nominating or renominating an individual or a number of researchers (by following the link to the website in the announcement below), and feel free to forward this message to others, anywhere in the world, who might be prepared to nominate.

With best wishes,

Professor Colin Blakemore
Chairman of the Selection Committee


Nominations will be announced with at least 3 months' notice, at least 8 months before the selection process ends and at least 10 months before the planned prize ceremony.
Anyone can nominate and nominations are submitted online on the Foundation’s website.  A nomination must include the nominee's full name and field of research as well as the justification for the nomination based on a selected list of the nominee’s publications.

Self-nomination is not accepted, and nominees should not be informed of their nomination.

Only nominated candidates will be considered. Renomination of previous nominees is encouraged.

This years nominations by 15 September 2011

Further details here:

Posted on 23/05/2011

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