Connecting European Neuroscience

Call for proposals: 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.

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

Call for Proposals

Sponsored by the Dana Alliance, in collaboration with FENS                                                                               Prize money: EUR 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 awarded organisation is required to be present at the Awards Inaugural Ceremony (7 July 2014) at the FENS Forum 2014 (Milan, Italy). 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 (2013 or 2014) 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
  • - Contact information for the proposer

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-Elect
  • - Marian Joëls, FENS 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 the submitted proposals and selecting The EDAB-FENS BAW Excellence Award.

Please submit completed application (PDF via email) to:

Application opens on March 17, 2014

Deadline for nominations: May 1, 2014

Download the pdf version of the Call for Proposals