2017 Paper Award

EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD – for papers published in 2016

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, 2016 and December 31st, 2016 and affiliated with the call partner countries are eligible to apply. The deadline for proposal submission is October 15th, 2017.

An award of 3,000 Euros will be granted 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 2018. 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, 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, 2016 and December 31st, 2016.

- 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 15th, 2017. 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). 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 2017.

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 2018.  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

Announcement of the call

August 2017

Deadline for proposal submission

October 15th, 2017

Evaluation of the proposals

November - December 2017

Decisions and information about the evaluation results

January 2018

Award Presentation Ceremony

2018


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)
eranet@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 Vianey

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

Dr. Rob Heinsbroek

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
r.heinsbroek@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

Prof. Dr. Leon Zagrean

CAROL DAVILA University of Medicine and Pharmacy/Neuroscience
leon_zagrean@cnmp.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
neuron@mineco.es
http://www.micinn.es/

Spain

Mrs. Maria Druet

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

Turkey

Dr Recep Emrah Çevik

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

United Kingdom

Dr. Talisia Quallo

Medical Research Council (MRC)
Talisia.Quallo@headoffice.mrc.ac.uk
http://www.mrc.ac.uk/index.htm

 

 


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Documents

  • Announcement

    [PDF - 162.4 kB]

     (URL: http://www.neuron-eranet.org/_media/EPNA%202017_call%20text.pdf)

  • Application form

    [DOC - 75.5 kB]

     (URL: http://www.neuron-eranet.org/_media/EPNA%202017_application%20form.doc)