The Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

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 annually awarded prize recognizes 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 applicant must have been registered as an undergraduate student during the academic year (2018-2019).

The winner of the Brain@McGill Prize for Neuroscience will receive $500.  A second prize of $200 and a third prize of $100 will also be rewarded. All winning essays will be published in Brain@McGill Online.

The entrant must submit the following items:

  1. 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 in the current academic year (2018-2019).
  2. A copy of the final paper that the entrant submitted for the research course, as part of the research course requirements;
  3. A one-page letter of recommendation from his or her project course supervisor.

Please note that specific questions regarding the submission materials should be directed to Dr. Edith Hamel (edith.hamel [at]



JUNE 1stDeadline  (No extensions)

JUNE:  Review of submissions; selection of prize winners by Brain@Mcgill committee members

JULY:  Announcement of prize winners

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 [at]



Applicants should send the following by June 1, 2019 by email to Jennifer Day ( [at]

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.


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