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The Pradel Research Award will be presented in 2015. Submit nomination now.

The Pradel Research Award is presented annually to recognize mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. The recipient is presented with a $50,000 research award to an institution of their choice to support neuroscience research.

How to Nominate:

The nomination materials listed below must be submitted via our online nomination form at https://awards.nasonline.org/:

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate's work and why he or she should be selected for the award. No more than two (2) pages.
  2. Curriculum vitae. No more than two (2) pages.
  3. Bibliography listing no more than 12 of the nominee's most significant publications.
  4. Letters of support. Optional. No more than two (2).

Recipients:

Allison J. Doupe  (2014)
For her groundbreaking work using song birds to reveal important features of how neural circuits process information and are shaped by experience.

Kenneth C. Catania (2013)
Dr. Catania is a pioneering neuroethologist who has carried out highly imaginative investigations of the neural basis of sensory behavior in model organisms. His comparative studies of mammals that possess specialized sensory capacities have led to discoveries of fundamental principles of behavior, sensory processing, and brain organization, and have resulted in new insights about the evolution of the nervous system.

Dora E. Angelaki (2012)
For her fundamental discoveries on mechanisms of representation of vestibular sensory stimuli within the mammalian brain.

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