Nominations open soon for 2019 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience 

6th Sep 2018

Banner for the Altman Award 2019Nominations for the 2019 Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience by the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) will open on November 1st, 2018.  

The Award was established to honour the late Joseph Altman and his incredible work in developmental neuroscience, as he discovered neurogenesis in the adult mammalian brain. It will be awarded for the third time to promising researchers to acknowledge their contribution to developmental neuroscience at tissue and cellular levels, including phenomena during fetal and developmental stages and adult neurogenesis. 

How to Nominate 

Nominations are accepted from all over the world until January 31st, 2019. Please follow the instructions below to apply: 

  • Eligibility: As a general rule, researchers who have received their doctorate degree within the past 20 years. (Not limited to members of the Japan Neuroscience Society.) 

  • Supplemental Prize: 10,000 USD (Fixed amount if the Award is granted to two or more recipients.) 

  • Selection Criteria: Submit three articles. 
    One corresponding author article published within five years of the application deadline 
    Two first or corresponding author articles (no limitation of the published year) 
    Only original articles are evaluated, and review papers should not be included. 

  • How to Apply: Applications shall be submitted to the Award website. 
    The following three sets of documents are required to be uploaded via the website. 

  1. One article which was published within five years of the application deadline and the applicant shall be a corresponding author. (PDF of article), 

  1. Other two articles representing the applicant’s achievements and the applicant shall be a first or corresponding author (PDF of two articles) 

  1. Application Form with a brief summary of scientific achievements (Download here

  • Obligation of the Recipient: To make an award lecture at the Japan Neuroscience Society annual meeting to be held in the same year, that is Neuro2019, a joint meeting of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society and the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry, which will be held in Niigata, Japan on July 25 – 28, 2019 (Economy-class tickets and an accommodation fee will be provided for the recipient if he/she is an overseas researcher and will fly to Japan). 

  • Method of Selection and Notification of the Result: The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications to determine the recipient. The applicants will be notified of the selection results by the end of March 2019. 

  • Award Ceremony: The Award recipient will be recognized and presented with the prize money at Neuro2019, a joint meeting of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society and the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry held July 25 – 28, 2019. 

For more information about the award, click here

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