Lunteren, The Netherlands • 11-12 June 2015
The Dutch Neurofederation PhD Thesis Prize was created by the board of the Dutch Neurofederation at the suggestion of the Friends of the Neurofederation and is meant as an encouragement for young neuroscientists. The prize is presented during the upcoming Dutch Neuroscience meeting.
The winner receives an amount of 1000 euros to be spent as one sees fit.
The competition is open to candidates with a doctorate degree from a Dutch university dating 2014, with a neuroscience-oriented PhD-thesis. Candidates must be member of the Neurofederation and may enter themselves or may be proposed by their (co-)supervisor. Required are a letter of recommendation by the candidate's (co-)supervisor, 3 hard-copies of the thesis, each presented with the letter of recommendation, and a PDF of the thesis.
The quality will be assessed along the following criteria:
A selection committee will advise the board of the Friends of the Dutch Neurofederation to decide the winner of the PhD prize. The selection procedure is confidential and the results are not open to debate. The name of the winner is revealed at the DN meeting.
Dr Helmut Kessels, secretary of Friends of the Dutch Neurofederation
email@example.com, Netherlands Inst. Neuroscience, Meibergdreef 47, 1105BA Amsterdam
The DN Meeting will continue its tradition of putting Top Science in the spotlight.
The aim is to present recent work performed by scientists, preferably in The Netherlands.
The work must have been published in 2014 in a top journal and be of interest to a broad (DN) audience.
A small committee will examine all proposals received. Papers will be selected using the provided information describing the importance of the research and the interest for a broad audience.
The first authors of the two best articles will be invited to present their work at the Top Science session scheduled on Thursday, 11 June 2015. This session will be followed by an awards ceremony.
There will be 2 prizes of 250 Euro.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your nominees to the Chair of the DN Top Science Committee, Prof. Dr. A. Kalsbeek, by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 1 May 2015.
The DN Organising Committee always appreciates high-quality and well-designed posters. Therefore the DN Organizing Committee will hand out two poster prizes per poster session: a total of 4 poster prizes.
There will be 4 prizes of 250 euros each.
The DN Poster Award Committee will examine all posters during lunch time. Posters will be judged on scientific content as well as on their quality of presentation.
For the poster session on Thursday 11 June 2015, the poster prizes will be presented during dinner. For the poster session on Friday 12 June 2015, the poster prizes will be presented before the last plenary lecture of the day.
The DN Organising Committee finds it important that young talents will also have the opportunity to share their research with all the DN participants. Therefore the DN Organising Committee made a plenary session available for one young talented scientist. The selected young talent will be honored with the DN Young Talent Prize 2015.
The winner receives 500 Euro.
The Young Talent Award Committee selected 3 potential candidates based on the following criteria: receiving a VENI (or similar) grant, publication record, experience abroad and being awarded by other prizes. These candidates were proposed to the DN Programme Committee, who finally decided on the winner of the Young Talent Prize 2015.
The Young Talent Prize winner will be invited to make a presentation at the Young Talent session scheduled on Friday, 12 June 2015. This session will be followed by an award ceremony.
Master students are eligible to a registration voucher (free access to the meeting during the day of their presentation) if they submit an abstract between 20 April and 1 May (both days fully included). Abstracts submitted during this time frame will be evaluated by a committee and registrations vouchers will be awarded to the best abstracts. The results will be announced on 7 May. Please check this page!