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Call for Nominations - Braitenberg Award 2020/ 21

The call for nominations for the Valentin Braitenberg Award for Computational Neuroscience is open. The award ceremony will be postponed until 2021 to provide the appropriate space to honour the future award winner during an onsite conference.

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Background

Since 2012, the Valentin Braitenberg Award has been presented biennially by the Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience to honor outstanding scientific achievements in the field of computational neuroscience. Following the scientific tradition of Valentin Braitenberg, special attention is given to theoretical studies that reveal the functional significance of brain structures and their neural network dynamics.

Selection Criteria

The major selection criterion is the impact of the nominee's research on the neurosciences. In the spirit of Valentin Braitenberg's research, special emphasis is given to theoretical studies elucidating the functional implications of brain structures and their neuronal network dynamics. The crucial work should preferentially have been carried out at a European institution.

Who can nominate?

Nominations may be submitted by scientists working in the field of computational neuroscience.

How can I nominate a person?

The nomination should include the following documents:

  • One-page laudation, in which the scientific work of the candidate is honored with regard to the award criteria
  • CV and list of publications of the nominee

Nominations can be submitted via e-mail to:

The award consists of

  • Prize money of € 5.000, kindly donated by "Autonome Provinz Bozen Südtirol" >> more
  • Registration for the Bernstein Conference, travel costs, and accommodation
  • "Braitenberg Lecture" within the framework of the Bernstein Conference
  • Certificate and Golden Neuron pin
  • Book "Tentakel des Geistes – Begegnungen mit Valentin Braitenberg”

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