2016 Paper Award - THE CALL IS CLOSED

EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD – for papers published in 2015

1. General call description

The ERA-NET NEURON partner countries are issuing the EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD to recognize the most remarkable and outstanding scientific publications by young researchers in the field of disease-related neurosciences. First authors of candidate publications published between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015 and affiliated with the call partner countries are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposal submission is

October 31st, 2016.

An award of 3,000 Euros will be awarded to the best proposal. The winner will be invited as a special ERA-NET NEURON Young Investigator lecturer in one of the ERA-NET NEURON Scientific Workshops organized during the year 2017. The award and travel costs related to the lecture will be covered by ERA-NET NEURON COFUND.

Call Partner Countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.

2. Aim of the call

ERA-NET NEURON (the Network of European Funding for Neuroscience Research) has been set up to link 28 national research funding programmes and organizations in the field of disease-related neurosciences in Europe, Israel, and Canada. The EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD will emphasize the importance of neuroscience and will contribute to integrate the neuroscience research community. The award is designed as a form of support and encouragement for young researchers at the early stage of their career.

3. Eligibility

The candidate must fulfil the following criteria:

Author:

 

- First Author in the proposed publication.

- Age under 35 years old at the date of publication. Eligible breaks include parental leaves, long-term illness and national service. Other legal or personal circumstances are considered on a case-by-case basis. Concerning parental leave, national rules apply, or 12 months per child, whichever is the greatest.

- Less than 5 years from PhD dissertation at the date of publication.

- The Author must be affiliated in a call partner country at the time of publication.

- In case of equal first co-authorship, the award may be split if all authors meet the eligibility criteria for the award.

Publication:

 

- Award period: published between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015.

- Original research article in an international peer review journal.

- Impact factor of the journal above 10 based on the ISI Web of Knowledge.

- Topic of the article must be clearly relevant to disease-related neurosciences

- Affiliation of the first author in a call partner country as stated in the publication.

 

4. Application

Young researchers from the ERA-NET partner countries listed in the call text may submit a proposal for the EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD. The proposal must be submitted electronically using the online form available through the NEURON web page www.neuron-eranet.org. Both pre- and postdoctoral young researchers working in ERA-NET NEURON partner countries are encouraged to apply.
Applications are accepted from the first author of an original article published within the award period. The application consists of the following documents, bundled together into a single PDF file:
• One page summary addressing the significance of the work
• Short biosketch (maximum of one page for each first author)
• PDF of the article
The deadline for applications is October 31st, 2016. Applications must be sent to the ERA-NET NEURON EPNA joint call secretariat (see details in PDF form) by 5:00 PM (UTC-GMT time) on October 31st, 2016. Incomplete or late applications will be rejected.

5. Evaluation

ERA-NET NEURON will carry out the evaluation of the proposals by consulting high-level scientists in the neuroscience field. The proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• theoretical approach and scientific quality
• scientific impact for the area
• novelty and innovativeness of research
Based on the evaluation, the highest ranking proposal will be awarded the prize. Preference will be given to young researchers at the beginning of their career.

6. Management

The ERA-NET NEURON EPNA Joint Call Secretariat together with the national funding agencies will be responsible for the management of the evaluation process.
The applicants will be informed about the decisions individually by the Joint Call Secretariat in December 2016.

7. Award Presentation

The winner will be invited as a special ERA-NET NEURON Young Investigator lecturer in one of the ERA-NET NEURON Scientific Workshops organized during the year 2017. The award and travel costs related to the lecture will be covered by ERA-NET NEURON. The winner may also be invited to contribute to the planning of the future activities in young investigator support within the ERA-NET NEURON network.

8. Call Schedule


Announceent of the call

September 2016

Deadline for proposal submission

October 31st,2016

Evaluation of the proposals

November 2016

Decisions and information about the evaluation results

December 2016

Award Presentation Ceremony

2017

 

9.National Contacts for further information

For further information, follow the links below or contact your national representative:

 

Country

Contact person

Contact information

Austria

Dr. Herbert Mayer

Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
herbert.mayer@fwf.ac.at   
www.fwf.ac.at

Belgium (Flanders)

Dr. Olivier Boehme

Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)
olivier.boehme@fwo.be
www.fwo.be    

Belgium
(Wallonia)

Dr. Arnaud Goolaerts

Fonds national de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
arnaud.goolaerts@frs-fnrs.be
www.fnrs.be

Canada (Québec)

Dr. Anne-Cécile Desfaits

Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) AnneCecile.Desfaits@frq.gouv.qc.ca
http://www.frqs.gouv.qc.ca

Canada

Dr. Nathalie Gendron

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
Nathalie.Gendron@cihr-irsc.gc.ca
www.cihr-irsc.gc.ca

Finland

Dr. Hannele Lahtinen

Academy of Finland (AKA)
hannele.lahtinen@aka.fi
www.aka.fi

France

Dr. Sheyla Mejia

National Research Agency (ANR) Health & Biology Department Neuron-Calls@agencerecherche.fr
www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr


Germany

Dr. Sascha Helduser

PT-DLR Programme Management Health Research sascha.helduser@dlr.de
www.gesundheitsforschung-bmbf.de

Israel

Dr. Ayalet Zamir

 

Ministry of Health  
ayelet.zamir@moh.gov.il

Italy

Dr. Cinzia Kutschera

Ministero della Salute
c.kutschera@sanita.it
www.ministerosalute.it/

Latvia

Dr. Uldis Berkis

State Education Development Agency (VIAA)
uldis.berkis@rsu.lv
www.lza.lv

The Netherlands

Mr. Edwin Hubers

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
e.hubers@nwo.nl
www.nwo.nl

Norway

Dr. Alexandra Bjørk-Skaflestad

The Research Council of Norway
alb@forskningsradet.no
www.forskningsradet.no

Poland

Dr. Marcin Chmielewski               

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
plmarcin.chmielewski@ncbr.gov.pl
www.ncbir.pl 

Portugal

Dr. Anabela Isidro

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
Anabela.Isidro@fct.pt
www.fct.pt

Romania

Mrs. Luciana Bratu

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)
luciana.bratu@uefiscdi.ro
www.uefiscdi.gov.ro

Slovakia

Dr. Jan Barancik

Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS)
Barancik@up.upsav.sk
www.sak.sk

Spain

Dr. David Gonzales Martinez

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO)
david.gonzalez@mineco.es
http://www.micinn.es/

Spain

Mrs. Maria Druet

 

National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)
mdruet@isciii.es
http://www.isciii.es/

Switzerland

Dr. Véronique Planchamp

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
veronique.planchamp@snf.ch
www.snf.ch

Turkey

Dr Recep Emrah Çevik

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)
emrah.cevik@tubitak.gov.tr
www.tubitak.gov.tr

UK

Dr. Jacqui Oakley

Medical Research Council (MRC) jacqui.oakley@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk

http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm


 

 

 


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  • ANNOUNCEMENT

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     (URL: http://www.neuron-eranet.org/_media/EPNA_announcement_2016.pdf)

  • APPLICATION FORM

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     (URL: http://www.neuron-eranet.org/_media/EPNA2016_Application%20form.doc)