Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award
The Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award, supported by The Gruber Foundation, recognizes two early career neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting.
Recipients receive a $25,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.
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Nomination Criteria & Materials
- Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
- Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
- Self-nomination is not permitted.
- No person may nominate more than one candidate.
- Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
- Due to the potential conflicts of interest, members of the selection committee may not be the nominees and they cannot serve as nominators nor write letters of recommendation.
Nomination materials include the following:
- One nomination letter and a maximum of two optional letters of recommendation
- Current CV (including country of citizenship and/or permanent residence)
- Essay describing the future goals and direction of the nominee's planned research, maximum 500 words
- List of publications and abstracts authored or co-authored by the nominee
- If the nominee is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, they must be studying or working at an institution that is located outside of the U.S.; if a non-U.S. citizen or permanent resident, they must be studying or working at an institution that is located in the U.S.
- Nominees must be active in research at the time the award is given.
- Nominees must be a postdoctoral fellow, research associate and/or advanced graduate student at the time of the nomination or have ended this stage in their career in the immediate past calendar year.
Note: While the competition outcome of the award has tended to recognize advanced postdoctoral fellows and research associates, nominations of advanced graduate students and/or postdocs at the early stages of their training who have demonstrated productivity and innovative research in an international setting are encouraged.
- 2022: Manuel Valero, PhD and Marianna Zazhytska, PhD
- 2021: Mehmet "Neset" Ozel, PhD and Azahara Oliva, PhD
- 2020: Hidehiko Inagaki, PhD, and Vidhya Rangaraju, PhD
- 2019: Antonio Fernández Ruiz, PhD, and Julia Sliwa, PhD
- 2018: Vikram Gadagkar, PhD; Johannes Kohl, PhD
- 2017: Laura Lewis, PhD; Takashi Kitamura, PhD
- 2016: Darcie L. Moore PhD; Daniela Valentin, PhD
- 2015: Keren Haroush, PhD; Jerry Chen, PhD
- 2014: Timothy O'Leary, PhD; Nicolas X. Tritsch, PhD
- 2013: Dengke K. Ma, PhD; Shantanu P. Jadhav, PhD
- 2012: Lisa M. Giocomo, PhD; Junjie Guo, PhD
- 2011: Xin Jin, PhD; Jian Li, PhD
- 2010: Jason Shepherd, PhD; Laura Colgin, PhD
- 2009: Eva Pastalkova; Mingshan Xue, PhD
- 2008: Reza Sharif-Naeini; Ayumu Tashiro, PhD
- 2007: Yulia Lerner, Hubert Lim
- 2006: Saskia K. Biskup, MD, PhD
- 2005: Astrid Prinz, PhD
Gruber International Award Selection Committee
Sharif Naeini, Reza
Shepherd, Jason D
University of Utah
Zhejiang University School of Medicine