August 26th, 2021

The Winner of the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize 2021

Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina (UK)

Mahmoud Bukar Maina

has been awarded the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize 2022 for his contribution to advancing diversity and inclusion in brain research. This edition of the prize highlights a European-based student or researcher (who is not a group leader) who has made outstanding contributions to promoting diversity in brain sciences

Learn more about Dr Mahmoud Bukar Maina and the reasoning of getting the prize here

With this Diversity prize, The ALBA Network and the FENS-Kavli Scholars wish to highlight a scientist or group that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in brain sciences.

The promotion of equality and diversity — e.g. by gender, race, sexual orientation, class, or culture— in research depends upon leaders and role models that catalyse a full integration of all scientists across academic levels. This annual award will recognise an individual or group that has made outstanding contributions to this effort, including but not limited to advocacy, mentorship or the creation of diversity-promoting initiatives.

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The next call for the ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize will open in January 2022.