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The Weston Brain Institute supports research that accelerates the development of therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases of aging. To help achieve this, the Institute addresses gaps and inefficiencies in the funding market by supporting high-risk, high-reward translational projects, while leveraging world-class business and scientific expertise in a fast and flexible granting process.
Ensuring the world hears about scientific advances in a timely manner is also critical to accelerating treatments. The Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award was created to recognize and highlight the recent outstanding contributions of researchers to the global effort to fight these diseases.
The award is presented once a year, and nominee eligibility alternates between Canadian-based researchers and those based in Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK.
In 2018, the award will be honouring a Canadian-based researcher for recent contributions in translational research in neurodegenerative diseases of aging.
The award consists of a $40,000 prize provided to the awardee through a Canada Revenue Agency qualified donee institution with which the awardee is affiliated.
The award will be presented at a ceremony concurrent with the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting in San Diego, California in November 2018.
Nominations close: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – 2 pm EDT
Award announcement: November 2018
*Dates may change
Nominator: Anyone located anywhere can submit one or more nominations for the award. Self-nominations are not permitted.
The award offers the unique opportunity to support research excellence and to celebrate exceptional achievements by Canadian-based researchers in neurodegenerative diseases of aging. Submit your nomination.
Nominee: To be eligible, the nominee must:
The following are not eligible:
Neurodegenerative diseases of ageing:
Please refer to our Funding Overview page for other relevant Institute definitions.
Nominees that meet all eligibility requirements will be reviewed by the award jury. The following criteria will be used to evaluate applications for this program:
A nominee’s societal contributions and citizenship will be taken into account if all else (i.e., scientific and leadership contributions) 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 Tuesday, June 12, 2018.
Refer to the Sample Application for the list of questions asked in the nomination form.
Once a nomination has been submitted by the nominator, the Institute will contact the nominee for additional supporting information (including curriculum vitae, two optional letters of reference and a standard release form).
Completed applications (nomination form, CV, up to two reference letters, release form) submitted no later than Wednesday, June 27, 2018, will be prescreened for eligibility and then reviewed by the Institute’s award jury.
For further information about the award, please refer to the following:
The Institute welcomes additional inquiries about this award. Please contact Cristina Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 416-935-5356.