Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award 2016

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The Weston Brain Institute is pleased to announce the Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award. This award is a $40,000 (CAD) prize to recognize exceptional Canadian investigators who have made significant advances in accelerating the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging through translational research, demonstrated leadership in the field, and are of high character.

The award is an opportunity to support research excellence, and to celebrate exceptional achievements in Canadian research.

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Self-nominations are not accepted. Anyone in Canada or elsewhere can nominate an individual. Nominees must be:

  • Appointed at a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee institution.
  • Working in Canada at least 50% of the time.
  • A researcher and/or clinician who is actively engaged in translational research on neurodegenerative diseases of aging.

Award Selection Criteria

The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications for this program:

  • The nominee must have made exceptional contributions to accelerating the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, e.g.
    • The nominee’s research should be recognized internationally as being of the highest quality.
    • The nominee must have publications in significant, peer-reviewed journals.
  • The nominee must have a record of exceptional leadership in research for accelerating the development of neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
  • The nominee must have demonstrated impeccable integrity, high character and professionalism throughout his/her career.

Please refer to the Award Details for more information on eligibility and selection criteria.

Nomination Process and Dates

All nominations should be submitted through our online system here.

Please refer to the Sample Application to view the list of questions asked in the nomination form.

Once a nomination has been submitted, the Institute will contact the nominee to obtain additional supporting information (curriculum vitae, two optional letters of reference, and a standard release form).

Nomination deadline: Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT

Award announcement: July 2016

Note: all program dates are subject to change.

Additional Information

To learn more about the program, please refer to the following documents:

Award Details

Sample Application

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