Connecting European Neuroscience

The Dana/EDAB Neuroscience Outreach Champion

Rewarding an individual who has significantly contributed to the promotion of brain awareness, through continued public outreach efforts for a period of three or more years.

  • also known as 
  • The David and Hillie Mahoney Award For an Individual’s Contribution to Outreach

Sponsored by the Dana Alliance, in collaboration with FENS.                                                                                  Prize money: 2,000 €

This is an open nomination which can be made by a member of the public or scientific community.

Nominees may be a member of the scientific community or the general public, acting as an individual or on behalf of an organisation, whose outreach efforts took place in Europe for European audiences.

The award winner is required to be present at the Awards Inaugural Ceremony (July 4, 2016) at the FENS Forum 2016 (Copenhagen, Denmark). Registration, transportation (economy air or ground), to the FENS Forum and two nights hotel accommodation will be provided to the Champion Award recipient.

The Dana/EDAB Outreach Champion will serve as member of the Award Committee in the next two Call for Nominations (2018 and 2020).

The following information is required, when submitting a proposal:

  • - Short CV of Nominee
  • - A nomination letter with a summary of brain awareness outreach efforts and activities that includes types of efforts and activities; time period of efforts; a detailed account of the breadth of activities including audiences reached; any unique approaches to the outreach programmes; and results achieved (maximum 750 words)
  • - Two letters of recommendation supporting the nomination
  • - Any additional documentation of nominee’s efforts which could include: materials; publication;, Website; photos from events
  • - Contact information for the proposer and the nominee
  • The call for nominations is closed

The Award Committee appointed by the Dana Foundation/EDAB and FENS includes:

  • - Carlos Belmonte, Member of EDAB Executive Committee
  • - Colin Blakemore, EDAB Vice-Chairman
  • - Monica Di Luca, FENS President
  • - Marian Joëls, FENS Past-President
  • - Malgorzata Kossut, Member of EDAB Executive Committee and FENS Communication Committee member
  • - Pierre Magistretti, IBRO President and EDAB Vice-Chairman

The Award Committee is responsible for evaluating submitted nominations and selecting The Dana/EDAB Neuroscience Outreach Champion.

  Download the pdf version of the Call for Nominations

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