The Brain@McGill has established this award to recognize the importance of the next generation of promising young neuroscientists in advancing our understanding of the brain. This is the first of an annually awarded prize by the B@M to recognize the most outstanding neuroscience essay by an undergraduate student at McGill on research completed by him/her on campus, or an affiliated center, as part of a credited research course. The format of the essay should be 1,000 words (or less) and may include one figure or schematic. The competition is open to students in applicable departments across the University.
The winner of the Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience is awarded $500 CAD and the publication of his or her essay in B@M Online and newsletter. The essay and those of the two semi-finalists will also be published in B@M Online.
The entrant must submit the following items:
- An essay, written by the entrant, which describes his or her undergraduate research project and places it in perspective with respect to current research in the field of neurobiology. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length. The applicant must have done all of the work and it must have been performed within the past two years;
- A copy of the final paper that the entrant submitted for the research course, as part of the research course requirements;
- And have his or her project course supervisor submit a one-page letter of recommendation.
Please note that specific questions regarding the submission materials should be directed to Dr. Kathleen Cullen (Kathleen [dot] Cullen [at] mcgill [dot] ca).
2014 COMPETITION TIMELINE
MAY 21: Deadline
(Deadline extended until JUNE 1)
JUNE: Review of submissions; selection of prize winner by Brain@Mcgill committee members.
JULY: Announcement of prize winner.
You will be contacted only if there are additional materials or information needed. Please note: If your contact information changes after submission then you must inform brain [at] mcgill [dot] ca
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send the following by June 1, 2014 by email to Dr. Kathleen Cullen (kathleen [dot] cullen [at] mcgill [dot] ca):
i) an electronic copy of the essay,
ii) recommendation letter from their project course supervisor, and
iii) copy of the final paper that the entrant submitted for the research course, as part of the research course requirements.