The ALBA Network will offer awards to brain scientists who are contributing through their work and efforts to its mission and goals.

ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize

The ALBA-FKNE Diversity Prize will highlight a scientist that has made outstanding contributions to promoting equality and diversity in brain sciences.

The promotion of equality and diversity —e.g. by gender, race, sexual orientation, class, or culture— in research depends upon leaders and role models that catalyze a full integration of all scientists across academic levels. This award will recognize an individual who has made outstanding contributions to this effort, including but not limited to advocacy, mentorship, or creation of diversity-promoting initiatives.

This prize will be awarded by the ALBA and FKNE networks, annually, at either the FENS Forum or the FENS Regional Meetings (FRM).

Prize: The awardee will receive 2000€ and financial support to cover travel and participation in the conference at which the prize will be awarded (up to an additional 2000€, depending on actual costs).

Procedures: Candidates should be nominated by one or several individuals, including a statement (max 1 page) indicating the merits of the nominee on promoting equality and diversity in the field of brain sciences. The jury will be composed of members of the FKNE and ALBA networks, at equal representation.

Eligibility: Brain science researchers at any career stage working at least 50% in a European Institution.

The first call for this prize will open in 2020.