The Swartz Foundation Announces the 4th Round of the Open Post-Doc Competition
Submission deadline is September 13, 2023.
"Deciphering the Dynamics of the Unconscious Brain Under General Anesthesia"
Featuring Prof. Emery N. Brown, MD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital.
Annual Meeting for
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,
Long Island, NY
More information is available
recipients of the
Swartz Prize are
awarded the Gruber
All the four researchers
recently awarded the 2022
Gruber Prize in
-- Prof. Larry Abbott (Columbia
U), Prof. Emery Neal Brown
Terrence Sejnowski (Salk/UCSD),
and Prof. Haim Sompolinsky
(Hebrew U / Harvard U) -- have
been earlier recipients of the
Swartz Prize for Theoretical and
Computational Neuroscience (in
2010, 2020, 2011, and 2015,
respectively). For over 25 years
the Swartz Foundation has had a
leading role in fostering this
important field of research, and
this Prize is a wonderful
"Constructing the World of Taste
in Your Head"
Featuring Prof. Donald Katz,
This virtual meeting was
organized and led by profs. A.
Fairhall and E. Shea-Brown from
the U of Washington in Seattle.
The meeting agenda and selected
talks and presentation slides
Sept 2, 2020
The Swartz Foundation Announces Winners of the Open Post-Doc Competition
The Swartz Foundation is happy to announce the two winners of the 3rd Round of the Open Post-Doc Competition:
Dr. Ann Watson Draelos from Duke University for her research proposal on adaptive algorithms for automated circuit dissection, and Dr. Gregory A. Handy from the University of Chicago for his research proposal on theoretical frameworks for plasticity in diverse brain cell types.
The Swartz Foundation congratulates the new Fellows and wishes them success in their research endeavors.
Announces the 3rd
Round of the Open
Submission Deadline was
August 5, 2020. This competition
is now closed.
Janelia Research Campus,
Annual Stony Brook
Featuring Alan Alda, Nobel
Laureate Eric Kandel and
renowned mathematician Jim
Research Centers and Initiatives
California Institute of Technology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York University
University of California at San Diego
University of Washington
The Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
The Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience was established in 2008. It is an annual award supported by the Swartz Foundation and administered by the Society for Neuroscience.
The award "honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience."
The winner receives a cash prize of US$30000 and expenses to attend the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. The list of awardees is available
The awardee for 2021 is Prof. Nicolas Brunel of Duke University.
Mind/Brain Lecture Series
Since 1997 the Swartz Foundation has been sponsoring the annual Mind/Brain Lecture Series, hosted by the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Stony Brook University In New York. For a list of past speakers please click
For information about the current lecture please click
As described in this link, "the lecture series promotes the philosophical and scientific perspective that properties of the mind � from sensory perception to learning to thinking to consciousness � are a direct product of the intrinsic physical properties of the brain."
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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