Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award
The Louise Hanson Marshall Special Recognition Award honors an individual who has significantly promoted the professional development of women in neuroscience through teaching, organizational leadership, public advocacy, or other efforts that are not necessarily research-related.
Recipients receive complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights' hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The award is presented at the Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon held during the meeting.
For more information, please review the Awards and Funding FAQs.
Nomination Criteria & Materials
- Self-nomination is not permitted.
- Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
- Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
- No person may nominate more than one candidate.
- Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
- Due to 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 for this prize.
Nomination materials include the following:
- One nomination letter describing how the nominee meets the award eligibility criteria listed below
- Maximum of two optional letters of recommendation (one letter must describe the nominee's contributions to the advancement of women in neuroscience through mentoring and other efforts, such as leadership or service)
- Current CV or resume
- Service to the profession through SfN and/or related organizations
- Recognition at a national or international level as a scientist, educator, businessperson, or administrator in neuroscience
- Demonstration of outstanding imagination, innovation, and initiative in the pursuit of neuroscience
- Demonstrated dedication to facilitating the mentoring and entry of young women into neuroscience, or to the advancement of women in neuroscience.
Learn More About Past Award Winners
- 2020: Courtney Miller, PhD and Ghazaleh Sadri-Vakili, PhD
- 2018: BethAnn McLaughlin, PhD
- 2017: Anne Churchland, PhD
- 2015: Paul Greengard, PhD; Janice R. Naegele, PhD
- 2014: Stacie Bloom, PhD
- 2013: Kathie L. Olsen, PhD
- 2011: Judy Illes, PhD
- 2010: Jill Becker, PhD
- 2007: Marian Diamond, PhD
- 2005: Nancy Hopkins, PhD
Achievement Awards Selection Committee
Jensen, Frances E
University of Pennsylvania
Sorbonne Université, Institut De La Vision
Naegele, Janice R
Dunlop, Sarah A
The University of Western Australia
Carnegie Mellon University
Brinton, Roberta Diaz
University of Arizona