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The Weston Brain Institute Outstanding Achievement Award 2017 recognizes an exceptional UK investigator who, in the field of translational research to accelerate the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging, has made exceptional advances in research in the past 15 years, demonstrated remarkable leadership, and is likely to make substantial contributions in the next 5-10 years. The awardee should also have made positive societal contributions and have a record of impeccable citizenship in the research community.
The awardee will receive a £25,000 prize supported by Selfridges Group and will be honored at an award presentation in London in July 2017.
The award is an opportunity to support research excellence, and to celebrate exceptional achievements by UK researchers.
Nominations close: Monday April 3, 2017 at 4:00pm BST
Award announcement: July 2017
*Dates may change
For further information about the award, please refer to the following:
To see the winner and the award review committee of the inaugural 2016 award, please click here.
Anyone (in the UK or elsewhere, the “Nominator”) can nominate an individual (the “Nominee”) for the award.
The Nominee must:
The following are not eligible:
Please refer to the Program Details for complete information on eligibility, and a list of neurodegenerative diseases of aging as defined by the Institute.
Nominees that meet all eligibility requirements will be reviewed by an award jury. The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominees for this award:
A nominee’s societal contributions and citizenship will be taken into account if all else is considered equal among the top candidates.
Please refer to the Program Details for complete information on evaluation criteria.
All nominations must be submitted through our online system by 3 April 2017. The Institute will then contact the nominee for additional supporting information (including curriculum vitae, two letters of reference and a standard release form). Completed applications will then be prescreened for eligibility and reviewed by the Institute’s award jury.
Please refer to the Sample Nomination Form for the list of questions asked during nomination.
The Institute welcomes inquiries about this award, or any of our programs. Please contact Cristina Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 416-935-5356.