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**Please submit all requested documents with this application. Documents that may not be required will be indiciated as 'optional" or " If available". Incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed".**
The Grass Foundation- ANA Award in Neuroscience was established in 2007 to recognize outstanding young physician-scientists conducting research in basic or clinical neuroscience.
The Grass Foundation was established in 1955 by Albert and Ellen Grass to advance research and education in neuroscience, with a special focus on investigators early in their careers.
Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria: Current membership in the ANA
Physician-scientist neurology faculty members early in their careers (MD or MD, PhD)
Faculty who are less than 5 years out of postgraduate training
Actively working in the field of academic neurology or neuroscience
Full professor is not eligible
Self-nominations are encouraged. Candidates who have submitted unsuccessfully in the past may reapply. The awardee will receive:
Inclusion in the scientific program of the ANA’s Annual Meeting as either a poster or platform presenter
Gratis Annual Meeting registration
Up to $1,500 travel reimbursement
The submitter must include the following:
Nomination letter from Senior Neuroscience colleague detailing the nominee’s early achievements and career trajectory in neuroscience research
Seconding Letter, preferably from the an individual outside of the nominee's institution
Research Description: a summation of the nominee’s research (max 1 page) that identifies top areas of research and includes no more than links to 3 papers. Abstracts are acceptable.
ANA Member Confirmation
The submitter of the nomination must confirm that the nominee is an ANA member, per eligibility requirements