Dutch Neurofederation Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2020
The Dutch Neurofederation Ph.D. Thesis Prize was created by the board of the Dutch Neurofederation and is meant as an encouragement for new talented neuroscientists. The prize is presented annually during the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting (DNM).
The winner receives an amount of 1000 EUR to be spent as one sees fit and, in addition, he/she will receive travel costs and waived registration fee to present the thesis during a talk at the DNM.
Nomination of candidates
The competition is open to candidates with a doctorate degree from a Dutch university dating 2019, with a neuroscience-oriented Ph.D. thesis. Candidates must be member of the Neurofederation and may either apply themselves or be proposed by their (co-)supervisor. Requirements: a letter of recommendation by the candidate's (co-)supervisor, 3 hard-copies of the thesis, each presented with the letter of recommendation (see addresses below), and a PDF version of the thesis.
The quality will be assessed along the following criteria:
- The significance of the research
- Advancement to the neurosciences
- Originality of the approach
- Scope and depth of the thesis
- The overall presentation of the thesis, including the writing and signs of scholarship.
A selection committee will advise the board of the Dutch Neurofederation to decide the winner of the Ph.D. Thesis prize. The selection procedure is confidential and the results are not open to debate. The name of the winner is announced during the presentation ceremony. Check also the online programme.
- Deadline for submission of the nominations is 26 April 2020, 23:00 CET.
- The winner will be notified in the beginning of May and will be asked to prepare a lecture for the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting
- The award ceremony will be held on 11 June 2020.
Contact and address to send the theses
Prof. Dr Helmut Kessels
email@example.com, CNS, SILS (room C3.268), University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098XH Amsterdam
Prof. Dr Maarten H.P. Kole
firstname.lastname@example.org, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (room R1-134), Meibergdreef 47, 1105BA Amsterdam