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2017 SfN Science Educator Award

2017 SfN Science Educator Award

Prize Money
5000 USD
Granting Body
Society for Neuroscience & Dana Foundation

Award Information

Honors or benefits
The Science Educator Award, supported by The Dana Foundation, honors up to two neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience: one who conducts education activities fulltime, and/or one who devotes his/her time primarily to research while conducting outreach, policy and education activities. Recipients receive a $5,000 honorarium, opportunity to write a feature commentary on science education in eNeuro, and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the award at a lecture at the meeting.
Field of research
Public Outreach & Education
Nominee must be actively involved in teaching and/or outreach activities at the time the prize is given. Types of activities considered include: 1) Programs for professional development of teachers and student research mentorships; 2) Development of educational resources, books, magazines, and newspaper articles; 3) Broadcasting; 4) Lectures; 5) Website development and other public education and outreach activities about neuroscience. Nominators are encouraged to identify candidates whose contributions reach broad audiences that include children, primary and secondary teachers, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
Age limit
No age
Nomination materials include the following: - One nomination letter (maximum five pages) with a summary of activities demonstrating the nominee's contributions to public education; - Maximum of two optional letters of recommendation; - Maximum of three optional letters of support from members of the public impacted by the nominee's efforts; - Abbreviated portfolio of the nominee's work containing documentation of his or her efforts such as educational materials (video files, photographs, website links), publications (newspaper articles, manuscripts, books), and other printed materials (curriculum); - Current CV.
Next application deadline

Contact Information

Society for Neuroscience
1121 14TH ST NW STE 1010 WASHINGTON, DC 20005

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