CAJAL CLUB KRIEG CORTICAL KUDOS FOR 2013

Call for Nominations

The Cajal Club is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 27th annual KRIEG CORTICAL KUDOS. These awards are given to recognize outstanding neuroscientists and doctoral students who are investigating the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The awards are funded by generous donations from Dr Wendell J. Krieg, a distinguished neuroanatomist and the first President of the Cajal Club, and his wife, Roberta Krieg. The following categories of prizes will be awarded at the Cajal Club Social at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, CA in November 2013.

First, the Cortical Discoverer prize will be awarded to a senior neuroscientist who has contributed significantly to our knowledge of the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The award includes receipt of the Cajal medal, an inscribed certificate and $5000, plus $250 in support of travel expenses ($500 for trans-Atlantic travel) to the Cajal Club Social. The winner is invited to submit an account of his/her research for publication in the Cerebral Cortex.

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Discoverer Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae. (3) PDF files of up to 3 publications of the candidate's research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome. Nominations made in 2011 and 2012 can be re-submitted if they were not submitted in 2010.

Secondly, the Cortical Explorer prize will be awarded to an outstanding neuroscientist investigating the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The candidate should have received an advanced professional degree within the 10-year period prior to the time of nomination. The award is an inscribed certificate and $3,000, plus support for travel expenses to the Cajal Club Social.

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Explorer Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae that includes the date on which the candidate received an advanced professional degree. (3) PDF files of 2 publications of the candidate's research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome.

Finally, the Cortical Scholar prize will be awarded to an outstanding predoctoral neuroscientist or one who has received the doctoral degree no later than 2 years prior to the closing date for nominations (1 August 2013). The candidate should have conducted exemplary research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The award is an inscribed certificate and $1500, plus support for travel to the Cajal Club Social.

Nominations of candidates for the Cortical Scholar Award should be submitted by e-mail and should include the following: (1) A letter of nomination. (2) A copy of the candidate's curriculum vitae that includes the date of receipt of the doctoral degree (or the anticipated date, in the case of predoctoral candidates). (3) PDF files of 2 publications, or manuscripts being prepared for publication, of the candidate's research on the cerebral cortex and/or its connections. The candidate should be the primary author of these articles. Additional letters of support of the nomination are also welcome.

Nominations should be submitted by e-mail no later than midnight, 1 August 2013 to:

Dr Charles E. Ribak, Cajal Club Secretary/Treasurer, e-mail: ribak@uci.edu