The International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society

CALL FOR 2018 IBANGS AWARD NOMINATIONS

Young Scientist Award          Distinguished Investigator Award

DEADLINE: October 31, 2017  

 

Dear IBANGS Members, 

To recognize the important contributions of our colleagues in the field of behavioural and neural genetics, the IBANGS Executive Committee confers two awards at each IBANGS annual meeting: the Young Scientist Award and the Distinguished Investigator Award.

Annual Young Scientist Award

Eligible nominees are not required to be current IBANGS members, but will have to be registered annual meeting participants. Self-nominations are allowed. Excluded from eligibility are current members of the Awards and Executive Committees. Criteria for evaluation are:

  1. Seven (7) or fewer years post first faculty or faculty-equivalent appointment
  2. Area of research, and importance to behavioural and neural genetics
  3. Scientific importance of research discoveries/record of achievement
  4. Future scientific plans and projects
  5. Projected impact on the field

Annual Distinguished Investigator Award

Eligible nominees are not required to be current IBANGS members, but will have to be registered annual meeting participants. Self-nominations are not allowed. Excluded from eligibility are current members of the Awards and Executive Committees. Criteria for evaluation are:

  1. Seven (7) or more years post first faculty or faculty-equivalent appointment
  2. Area of research, and importance to behavioural and neural genetics
  3. Scientific importance of research discoveries/record of achievement
  4. Mentorship of students, postdoctoral fellows, and new faculty
  5. Continued impact on the field

To make a nomination or self-nomination, please email the items below by October 31 to Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Chair, IBANGS Awards Committee, benshahary@wustl.edu.

1. Your letter of nomination or self-nomination and statement of the nominee’s scientific contributions, addressing the evaluation criteria for the appropriate award (maximum 2-pages). This letter must confirm that the individual has agreed to be nominated, agreed to become an IBANGS member if not currently a member, and agreed to attend the Annual Meeting to present a lecture, if selected. 


2. Nominee’s contact information 


3. Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae

The list of previous awardees is on the Society’s Awards web page. IBANGS Awards

Awardees will be selected by the Awards Committee, and will give talks at the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Behavioural and Neural Genetics Society, May 17-21, 2018, in Rochester, Minnesota, US. 2018 IBANGS Meeting Rochester

Awards Committee

Yehuda Ben-Shahar (Chair, 2016-2018)

Robert Williams (2016-2018)

Angela Ozburn (2016-2018)

Dai Stephens (2017-2019)

Lisa Tarantino (2017-2019)