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O'Leary Prize for Neurology Research

The 37th Annual James L. O'Leary Prizes for Research in Neuroscience

Two prizes of $1000 each will be awarded for the most original and important accomplishments in neuroscience research by a predoctoral or postdoctoral fellow. Instructions are below, and can also on the O’Leary Prize webpage.

Current Washington University predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, and residents are invited to submit:

  • A summary of the research, including a title page indicating the applicant's name, preceptor, campus box, telephone number, email address and status (e.g. graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, resident). The summary itself should begin with a 250 word abstract and be no longer than 5 double spaced pages, including figures but not references. A separate listing of no more than 10 references is allowed. an application electronic file (as a pdf) to schlaggarb@neuro.wustl.edu. The submission must arrive no later than 5pm, January 24, 2014.
  • In addition, a letter from the applicant's preceptor attesting to the contents of the summary should accompany the submission. A letter of recommendation is not needed; just attestation to the work.

The summary and letter of attestation should be submitted by e-mail to Brad Schlaggar at schlaggarb@neuro.wustl.edu. This submission must arrive no later than 5pm, January 24, 2014.

All work to be considered for the prizes must have been carried out by the applicant while a student, resident, or fellow at Washington University. From the submitted summaries the Selection Committee will choose those to be presented at the O'Leary Prize program on Monday afternoon, March 3rd, 2014 from 1:00-4:00pm, Erlanger Auditorium on the Medical School Campus (http://neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu/Event.aspx?id=3471).

For history and past winners of the O'Leary Prize please visit: http://neuroscienceresearch.wustl.edu/Pages/OLearyPrize.aspx.