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Society for Neuroscience Swartz Prize Announced

Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Supported by The Swartz Foundation

Press Release, Nov. 17, 2008:
Rall Receives $25,000 Swartz Prize For Theoretical And Computational Neuroscience

Swartz Prize Main Page:

The Society for Neuroscience is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience.

The Swartz Prize will be presented annually to:

  • An individual whose activities over a period of time have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience, or to
  • A person who has made a particularly noteworthy advance over the past several years in theoretical or computational neuroscience.
    Prize includes a $25,000 award.

    Nominations must be made or endorsed by a SfN member. If the nominator is not an SfN member, the nomination package must include a letter of endorsement from a current Society member. Nominees do not have to be SfN members.

    Due to potential conflicts of interest, members of the Swartz Prize Selection Committee cannot serve as nominators.

    Application Information
    Nomination packages are reviewed by the Swartz Prize Selection Committee. Incomplete nomination packages are not considered. Nomination packages must include:

  • SfN awards & prizes cover form (PDF): Download the PDF file

  • Three letters of recommendation describing the nominee’s significant contributions to the field of theoretical or computational neuroscience:

  • - Each letter should be no more than 500 words
    - Only one letter can come from the applicant’s current institution
    - One letter from a scientist who has worked with the nominee
    - Two letters from scientists who have not worked with the nominee but can comment on the nominee’s qualifications for the award
  • A current curriculum vitae

    Submit the above materials as attachments (PDFs preferred) in a single e-mail to Sponsor letter can be sent separately. Subject line should read "Swartz Nomination."

    Deadline for receipt of nomination materials is Monday, July 28, 2008.

    Award Presentation
    The award recipient is notified in the summer. The prize is presented during the Society’s 2008 annual meeting in Washington, DC, Nov. 15-19, 2008. The recipient is also invited to give the keynote address at the Dynamical Neuroscience Satellite Symposium held during the SfN annual meeting.

    Previous Recipients
    There are no previous recipients of this prize.

    For application materials, visit the Swartz Prize Main Page:

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