Connecting European Neuroscience

The EDAB-FENS Brain Awareness Week (BAW) Excellence Award

Recognizing the outstanding presentation of a BAW public outreach programme in the past two years by an organisation such as a hospital, university, national society or NGO.

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

The proposed organisations must be located in Europe and the BAW public outreach programs must have been conducted in Europe. Candidates may be proposed by members of the scientific community or the general public.

The designated representative of the selected organisation is required to be present at the  the Neuroscience Outreach Awards Ceremony (July 9, 2018) at the FENS Forum 2018 (Berlin, Germany). Registration, transportation (economy air or ground), to the FENS Forum and two nights hotel accommodation will be provided to the representative of the organisation receiving the BAW Excellence Award.


  • The following information is required, when submitting a proposal:
  • - Contact information for the organisation (name, address, website)
  • - A summary of the BAW public outreach programme (2017 or 2018) including: description of activities; audiences reached; results achieved; any unique approaches used to present the programmes (maximum 750 words)
  • - Two letters of recommendation supporting the nomination
  • - Any additional documentation of nominee’s efforts which could include: materials, publications, Website, photos from events etc.
  • - Contact information for the proposer

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
Paul Bolam, Dana/EDAB Outreach Champion 2016
Mara Dierssen, Dana/EDAB Outreach Champion 2014
Monica Di Luca, FENS Past-President
Barry Everitt, FENS President
Pierre Magistretti, IBRO President and EDAB Vice-Chairman

The Award Committee is responsible for evaluating the submitted proposals and selecting The EDAB-FENS BAW Excellence Award.

 Download the pdf version of the Call for nomiations