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Posted: 2/7/2024

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience

The Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience honors an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.

The highest recognition conferred by SfN, the Gerard Prize is named for Dr. Ralph W. Gerard, a revered neuroscientist who was instrumental in establishing SfN and served as honorary president 1970-1974.

Recipients receive a $30,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN President presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

Deadline for nominations: April 4, 2024

Eligibility Requirements

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
  • Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • No person may nominate more than one candidate.
  • Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
  • Due to the potential conflicts of interest, members of the selection committee may not be the nominees and they cannot serve as nominators nor write letters of recommendation.
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