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Call for Entries: Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology
The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.
Prize money: US$25,000
Application deadline: June 15, 2014
Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age.
The entrant's essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
The research must have been performed during the previous three years.
Employees of Eppendorf AG, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.
Procedures for Entry
The entrant must submit the following items:
1. A completed Entry Form.
2. An essay, written by the entrant, that describes his or her research and places it in perspective with respect to current research in the field of neurobiology. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length. The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the past three years.
3. A one-page letter of recommendation from his or her postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or other senior colleague who is familiar with the entrant's work.
4. A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
1.) Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay; 2.) Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and 3.) Relevant professional experience
5. Copies of two of the entrant's papers that are most relevant to the essay.
The Entry Form must be completed electronically and additional submission materials must be sent by email in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the additional submission materials must be sent by e-mail immediately after the electronic entry form is completed to be counted as an entry.
Below is a timeline for the prize selection process. You will be contacted only if there are additional materials or information needed. Please note: If your contact information changes after submission then you must inform email@example.com.
June-July: Compilation and Review of Submissions
August: Selection of Prize Winner
September: Announcement of Prize Winner
November: Awards Ceremony
Deadline for Entries June 15, 2014
Editors from Science will be responsible for the initial evaluation of the essays. The top 10 percent of the essays will be forwarded to the judging panel. The judging panel will be composed of prominent international researchers in the field of neurobiology and will be chaired by the Neuroscience Editor of Science. Most of the judges will be appointed based on nominations from the Society for Neuroscience. The essays will be rated in two areas: scientific quality and significance, and clarity and style of the writing.
Research Experience for Undergraduates in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut
Submit complete application packet by March 14, 2014.
Funded by the National Science Foundation
Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2014 program.
The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates site in Physiology and Neurobiology at the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) offers paid summer research opportunities in the areas of renal and muscle physiology; developmental neurobiology, synaptic plasticity and neural circuits; and other areas in molecular and cell biology, microbiology and immunology. Interested students, especially underrepresented minorities, veterans, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities from institutions with limited research opportunities are encouraged to apply. Rising juniors and seniors are eligible (i.e., students who have completed their sophomore or junior year.) Our primary goal is to give students from primarily non-Ph.D. granting institutions opportunities to experience a stimulating research environment. Students can expect to acquire skills and knowledge to help them enter graduate research programs.
Participants will spend 10 weeks with UConn faculty and graduate students, participating in graduate level research projects on physiological systems in animals ranging from invertebrates and marine fish to birds and mammals. REU students will be part of a campus multidisciplinary REU community consisting of several programs in the physical sciences and engineering as well as physiology and neurobiology. The research program will be accompanied by seminars and a social program. Each student prepares a scientific poster of their research for presentation at an on campus REU symposium. The program lasts for 10 weeks, from Tuesday morning, May 27, through Friday August 1. Students must be available for the entire 10 week period.
All students receive a stipend, a meal allowance and housing (with other REU participants) in our modern, air-conditioned University Dormitories. Limited funds to assist with travel expenses to and from UConn are available if requested at the time of application. University recreational facilities will be available for participant use.
UConn is located midway between New York City (2.5 hours) and Boston (2 hours) in scenic eastern Connecticut.
REU Site PI:
Dr. Xinnian Chen
Dr. Larry Renfro
PNB REU Program
Physiology & Neurobiology, Unit 3156
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-3156
FAX: (860) 486-3303
Call for Nominations: American Association of Anatomists Young Investigator Awards
Nominations are due each year on August 15; nominees are then asked to submit three representative papers by September 15. Winning nominees and their nominators will be notified of selection in late October and will be expected to present a lecture at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB.
Beginning with nominations made in 2008, AAA’s Young Investigator Awards combine three long-standing AAA awards with a new award to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through their research in cell/molecular biology, developmental biology, comparative neuroanatomy, or the morphological sciences. Candidates should be within 10 years of their highest earned degree at the time of nomination. It is not necessary that nominators or nominees be AAA members.
AAA’s Young Investigator Awards Selection Committee is comprised of eight (8) members appointed by the current or incoming President to represent the various disciplines covered by these awards. Committee members will serve a two-year term with one member serving a one-year term as chair in the final year. The position of chair will rotate among the disciplines covered by these awards. The committee will review all nominations and determine which of the following prizes to award in a given year. It is not required that each award be made annually.
R.R. Bensley Award in Cell Biology
This award, first given in 1979, recognizes a cell biologist who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of anatomy through discovery, ingenuity, and publications in the field of cell biology. The successful candidate will be an independent cell biologist whose publications have had substantial impact on his/her field.
C.J. Herrick Award in Neuroanatomy
Established in 1962, this award recognizes investigators who have made important contributions to the field of comparative neuroanatomy and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments. The area of comparative neuroanatomy is defined broadly; previous awardees are outstanding scientists who have made contributions to areas of neuroscience, including neurochemistry, development, neurocytology, neuroendocrinology, neurophysiology, and molecular neurobiology.
H.W. Mossman Award in Developmental Biology
This award was established in 2001 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to the field of developmental biology, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Morphological Sciences Award
This award was established in 2008 to recognize investigators in the early stages of their careers who have made important contributions to biomedical science through research in the morphological sciences, as broadly defined, and have demonstrated remarkable promise of future accomplishments.
AAA Young Investigator Award recipients will present a lecture in the Young Investigator Award Symposium at the AAA Annual Meeting following their selection and will receive:
• A plaque
• A $1,000 honorarium
• Travel reimbursement (coach airfare plus 3 nights)
• Two years free membership in the American Association of Anatomists (and two years free membership for winning non-member nominators)
• Two years free registration (at early registration rate) at the AAA Annual Meeting/EB meeting, including the year of the award
The person making the nomination only needs to submit:
1. Completed Award Nomination Form
2. Curriculum vitae of the nominee (NIH biosketch format preferred)
3. Detailed letter of recommendation that addresses the following:
• The significant research contribution(s) made by the nominee and why it is considered significant.
• Why the nominee's potential and current work is viewed as especially promising.
• The ability of the nominee to give a lecture that is dynamic, engaging, and readily understood by scientists across various subdisciplines.
• The date on which the nominee’s advanced professional degree was awarded.