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FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020

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 FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020

 Prof. Avishai Henik

 Ben-Gurion University of The Negev

 Israel

 

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring Prize is awarded every second year and honors a scientist who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists.

Personal prize money: 2.000 €

The FENS-Kavli Scholars aim to promote neuroscience and support early-career neuroscientists in Europe. We recognize that mentoring plays an essential role in fostering scientists, but mentoring efforts are often not recognized or rewarded in a scientific career. This award will honor an individual who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists.

Commitment to mentoring may be demonstrated for example by

  • recommendations from current and former students and postdocs;
  • evidence of support and encouragement of trainees experiencing personal or professional difficulties;
  • trainees career path and successes (both academic and non-academic);
  • evidence of assistance to junior colleagues outside of the immediate supervision (e.g. comments on grant proposals and manuscripts, experimental assistance, career advice).

The FKNE Mentoring Prize is sponsored by the FENS Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET).

Eligibility

  • the nominee must be a neuroscientist with a PhD, MD or equivalent;
  • the nominee must currently be a head of a research laboratory in a FENS member country with responsibility for mentoring (for example supervising students, postdoctoral researchers or technicians);
  • the nominee has to be available to attend the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum.

The nomination must include:

  • contact information of the proposer and the nominee;
  • a letter of recommendation from mentee(s) highlighting the mentoring activities of the nominee. More than one letter of recommendation is welcome. These can be combined into a single pdf and uploaded together;
  • contact details of two referees that the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Office could contact for further references.

The recipient of the of Mentoring Prize 2020 will be announced with the occasion of the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, on Sunday 12 July, 8 am/Glasgow summer time.

For enquiries, please contact: excellence_network@fens.org

The 2020 Mentoring Prize Selection Committee*

* The Selection Committee members are ineligible for nomination for the Mentoring Prize in the year(s) they sit on the Committee.

FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020

The Winner of the FKNE Mentoring Prize 2020 will be announced on Sunday 12 July 2020 at 8 am BST.

 

The FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Mentoring Prize is awarded every second year and honors a scientist who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists.

Personal prize money: 2.000 €

The FENS-Kavli Scholars aim to promote neuroscience and support early-career neuroscientists in Europe. We recognize that mentoring plays an essential role in fostering scientists, but mentoring efforts are often not recognized or rewarded in a scientific career. This award will honor an individual who has demonstrated leadership in fostering the careers of neuroscientists.

Commitment to mentoring may be demonstrated for example by:

  • recommendations from current and former students and postdocs;
  • evidence of support and encouragement of trainees experiencing personal or professional difficulties;
  • trainees career path and successes (both academic and non-academic);
  • evidence of assistance to junior colleagues outside of the immediate supervision (e.g. comments on grant proposals and manuscripts, experimental assistance, career advice).

Eligibility

  • the nominee must be a neuroscientist with a Ph.D., MD or equivalent;
  • the nominee must currently be a head of a research laboratory in a FENS member country with responsibility for mentoring (for example supervising students, postdoctoral researchers or technicians);
  • the nominee has to be available to attend the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum (11-15 July).

The nomination must include:

  • contact information of the proposer and the nominee;
  • a letter of recommendation from mentee(s) highlighting the mentoring activities of the nominee. More than one letter of recommendation is welcome. These can be combined into a single pdf and uploaded together;
  • contact details of two referees that the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence Office could contact for further references.

Nominations closed on 13 March 2020 (midnight, Brussels time).

Note: The results of the submitted nominations will be communicated to the proposers and nominees within May 2020. The recipient of the Mentoring Prize will be publicly announced at the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum.

For enquiries, please contact: 
excellence_network@fens.org

The 2020 Mentoring Prize Selection Committee*

* The Selection Committee members are ineligible for nomination for the Mentoring Prize in the year(s) they sit on the Committee.