ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture
The ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences is awarded by the ALBA Network and Elsevier. It recognises yearly research achievements of outstanding quality by an active scientist working at the frontiers of brain research, at any career stage PhD or MD onwards, who has made contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues in their career, and who is currently working in a country underrepresented among neuroscience publications and conferences.
The recipient receives an honorarium and delivers a Special Lecture at the FENS Forum. The ALBA-Elsevier Award Lecture on Brain Sciences is sponsored by Elsevier.
Award Type: Personal Award
Prize Money: 3,000 Euro
Granting Body: ALBA, Elsevier
Eligibility: The award is open to active scientists of any origin, at any career stage PhD or MD onwards, working in a research institution in countries underrepresented among neuroscience publications and conferences.
Requirements: Candidates can either self-nominate or be nominated by fellow neuroscientists. Selection of the award winner will be made by an ad hoc committee set by the ALBA Network. Important criteria of assessment will be (a) the scientific accomplishments of the candidate (b) their contributions to mentorship and DEI issues in their career (c) the proposed content of the lecture which should be appealing to the broad neuroscience audience of the FENS meeting. The successful candidate will be notified a month after the nomination deadline. Candidates who have not received notification by this date should assume that they have not been successful. Candidates should submit the following: 1) CV which should include: list of publications, list of oral presentations at conferences or institutional seminars and lecturing experience 2) A proposed title and abstract (max 500 words) for their potential ALBA-Elsevier lecture 3) A short personal statement (max. one page) describing their eligibility and how this award will impact their career in science 4) A brief candidate endorsement by a prominent neuroscientist, outlining their suitability for the award, should accompany the nomination
Application/Submission Deadline: 20 Oct 2023
Name: ALBA Network