Neuroscience Research Prize

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Science, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Aug 23, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 10, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

This award is designed to encourage high school students to explore the world of the brain and nervous system through research, identify and reward those students whose scientific skill and talent indicate potential for scientific contributions in the field of neuroscience, and recognize the efforts of science teachers who have demonstrated support for students interested in neuroscience.

Submit their own original research related to neuroscience.

All project entries received by the deadline date will be judged by physician and scientist members of the American Academy of Neurology based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance to Neuroscience The problem being investigated concerns the brain or the nervous system including, but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, pathology, function, and behavior. Behavior and psychology projects are not encouraged unless there is a clear link to neurophysiology.
 
  • Creativity Creativity will be based on the originality of the problem-solving approach, even if the specific problem being addressed is not a new or unusual one.
 
  • Interpretation of Data The scope of the hypothesis and methodology is feasible. The potential significance of the experiments is placed in the proper perspective. Potential pitfalls of the methodology or interpretation have been addressed
 
  • Research Reports The report is organized, well-written, and the accompanying figures and tables are clearly labeled and readable.
 
  • Finalists Ten finalists will have the opportunity to have their project reviewed by two additional judges. The winners will be selected based on the judging criteria listed above.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=11

Managing Organization: American Academy of Neurology

Contact:
Genevieve Gates
ggates@aan.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>Students must be enrolled in secondary school (grades 9-12) in the United States, regardless of age</li> <li>Applications must represent original research as well as the original written work of the applicant. Projects do not need to occur in formal/traditional lab settings.</li> <li>Each project should be the work of an individual student; group projects are not eligible (teachers are encouraged to provide guidance as needed, but must allow each student to demonstrate his/her own creativity)</li> <li>Family members of the judges, the AAN Science Committee, or AAN staff are not eligible to apply</li> </ul>

Registration Opens
Aug 23, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 10, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

Overview

This award is designed to encourage high school students to explore the world of the brain and nervous system through research, identify and reward those students whose scientific skill and talent indicate potential for scientific contributions in the field of neuroscience, and recognize the efforts of science teachers who have demonstrated support for students interested in neuroscience.

Process

Submit their own original research related to neuroscience.

Criteria

All project entries received by the deadline date will be judged by physician and scientist members of the American Academy of Neurology based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance to Neuroscience The problem being investigated concerns the brain or the nervous system including, but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, pathology, function, and behavior. Behavior and psychology projects are not encouraged unless there is a clear link to neurophysiology.
 
  • Creativity Creativity will be based on the originality of the problem-solving approach, even if the specific problem being addressed is not a new or unusual one.
 
  • Interpretation of Data The scope of the hypothesis and methodology is feasible. The potential significance of the experiments is placed in the proper perspective. Potential pitfalls of the methodology or interpretation have been addressed
 
  • Research Reports The report is organized, well-written, and the accompanying figures and tables are clearly labeled and readable.
 
  • Finalists Ten finalists will have the opportunity to have their project reviewed by two additional judges. The winners will be selected based on the judging criteria listed above.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=11

Managing Organization: American Academy of Neurology

Contact:
Genevieve Gates
ggates@aan.com

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>Students must be enrolled in secondary school (grades 9-12) in the United States, regardless of age</li> <li>Applications must represent original research as well as the original written work of the applicant. Projects do not need to occur in formal/traditional lab settings.</li> <li>Each project should be the work of an individual student; group projects are not eligible (teachers are encouraged to provide guidance as needed, but must allow each student to demonstrate his/her own creativity)</li> <li>Family members of the judges, the AAN Science Committee, or AAN staff are not eligible to apply</li> </ul>

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Aug 23, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Oct 10, 2020 11:59pm
America/New_York