The Dutch Neurofederation is announcing the Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2023. The competition is open to all candidates who successfully obtained a doctorate degree from a Dutch university dating 2022 based on a neuroscience-related Ph.D. thesis. The quality of the thesis will be assessed along the following criteria: scope and depth of the thesis, broader significance of the research, advancement to the neuroscience field, the originality of the approach, the overall presentation of the thesis, and quality of the writing. A selection committee of three members will advise the organizing committee who will decide the winner of the Ph.D. prize. The selection procedure is confidential and the results are not open for debate.
Deadline for submission of the nominations is Friday 5 May 2023, 23.00 CET. Candidates may nominate themselves or be proposed by their (co-)supervisor. Please send to the below address:
The winner receives € 1,000 and in addition he/she will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation about the findings in the thesis during the award ceremony at the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting on 22 June 2023.
Prof. dr. Helmut Kessels
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
University of Amsterdam
1090 GE Amsterdam
Prof. dr. Helmut Kessels (email@example.com) and Prof. dr. Maarten Kole (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting will continue its tradition of putting Top Science in the spotlight. The work must have been published in 2022 in a top journal and be of interest to a broad (Dutch neuroscience) audience.
A small committee will examine all proposals received. Papers will be selected using the provided information describing the importance of the research and the interest for a broad audience.
The first author of the best article will be invited to receive the Top Paper Award during a plenary session scheduled on Thursday, 22 June 2023.
There will be a prize of 250 EUR.
You are strongly encouraged to submit your nominees to the Chairs of the DNM Top Paper Committee, Marloes Henckens and Vanessa Donega, at email@example.com before 9 May 2023.
The DNM Organising Committee always appreciates high-quality and well-designed posters. Therefore the DNM Organising Committee will hand out two poster prizes per poster session: a total of 4 poster prizes, 2 for Master students and 2 for Ph.D. students.
There will be 4 prizes of 150 EUR each.
The DNM Poster Award Committee will examine and judge all posters abstracts. During the DNM 23 a selected set of posters will be judged on scientific content as well as on their quality of presentation.
The DNM Organising Committee recognizes the importance of early career researchers having the opportunity to share their research with all the DNM participants. Therefore, one talented early career researcher who made outstanding contributions to the neuroscience field is given the opportunity to give an overview of their scientific work in a plenary session of the DNM 23. The selected talent for this plenary lecture will be additionally honored with the DNM Young Talent Prize 2023.
N.B.: As of 2022, we have installed a new selection procedure. Candidates who wish to be considered for the Prize can be actively nominated. Please see the eligibility criteria and selection procedure below.
Deadline for nominations: 12 May 2023 (23:59).
Nominations should be sent as a single pdf file via email to DNM23@azuleon.org.
The 2023 Young Talent Prize winner will be granted the opportunity to present their work in a plenary lecture during the Young Talent session of the DNM 23. This session will be followed by an award ceremony.
The winner additionally receives 500 EUR.
Candidates can be nominated by a senior colleague. Self-nominations are accepted if accompanied by a supporting statement from a senior colleague. Members of the Young Talent Prize Committee and the Dutch Neuroscience meeting chair cannot serve as nominators.
Researchers are eligible if they:
Extension for parents:
The Young Talent Prize winner is selected by the Young Talent Prize committee of the DNM Organizing Committee, appointed by the DNM chair. The award committee will assess the nominations and recommend the Young Talent Prize winner to the DNM Chair. After the chair has approved the recommendation by the committee, the winner will be announced. The decision is final and cannot be disputed.
Rankings of nominated candidates are based on the following criteria:
The application (a single pdf file) must contain:
Dr. Mirjam van Zuiden, Utrecht University
Dr. Natasha Mason, Maastricht University
Committee members cannot evaluate nominations from candidates from their own university or that concern a conflict of interest. Members from the DNM23 organising committee will be asked to partake in evaluating these applications, should this occur.
The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting provides free participation to Master students who present a poster. Please check the Information page for details.