The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize awarded by the Hertie Foundation and FENS recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers.
The prize is named after American Nobel Prize winner Prof. Eric Kandel, and is awarded every two years.
The Hertie Foundation (Germany), in cooperation with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2019.
The prize was established in 2009 and includes:
- Prize money of € 50,000 for personal use,
- A research budget of up to € 50,000 for a scientific cooperation (partnership or mentoring) that extends the laureate’s area of research, and
- The Eric Kandel Prize Lecture at the FENS Forum 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
All European neuroscientists (born and/or working in Europe) under the age of 40, who have demonstrated outstanding and independent scientific creativity and productivity, as documented by multiple and excellent publications in leading scientific journals, are eligible. The age limit may be extended for specific circumstances such as maternity and paternity leave (max. 2 years per child).
Candidates must be nominated by the head of their university/research institute or by an internationally renowned neuroscientist. Self-nomination is not possible. Nominations must include the following documentation:
1) a letter of recommendation (not exceeding two pages)
2) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, including
3) a publication list
4) three key publications in PDF format with at least one independent publication from the candidate's own lab
5) a cover letter from the nominee, stating clearly what he/she expects from the scientific cooperation for his/her professional advancement
Nominations must be submitted by email to Dr Alexander Grychtolik, Hertie Foundation (see contact here).
The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2019.
An international jury of leading neuroscientists will select the candidate and the prize will be officially awarded by Prof. Kandel at 24 September 2019 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
For further information please visit: www.ghst.de/kandelprize/.