BNA Credibility Prizes

The Credibility Prizes aim to recognise work within the field of neuroscience that reflect outstanding efforts to make neuroscience research as credible as possible – either directly through leading by example in the course of their own research, or through efforts aimed at aiding neuroscientists to do this more widely.

The scope of this is deliberately broad, in recognition of the variety of activities that contribute to improving credibility in neuroscience. However, as a general guide this can include, but is not limited to, any of the following:

  • Published studies or preprints for neuroscience research that demonstrate steps that have been taken to strengthen credibility of the study
  • Demonstrable engagement in credible practices or the development of tools that have had an impact on strengthening credibility in neuroscience
  • Teaching/mentoring or other activities aimed at improving research culture within neuroscience that strengthen credibility.

There are three prizes in total for which applications are open: Student Researcher Prize, Individual Researcher Prize, Team Prize.

Award Type: Research Award

Prize Money: 500 GBP

Granting Body: British Association of Neuroscience

Other Benefits or Honours: In addition to receiving recognition of their outstanding contribution to Credibility in Neuroscience, the prize winners will be invited to talk about their work at BNA2021, will receive free passes to the festival, and will also have the opportunity to highlight their work within the BNA’s Journal, Brain and Neuroscience Advances. For the Student Researcher Prize, the winner will also receive a cash prize of £500.

Eligibility: The BNA will be awarding prizes in three categories: - Student Researcher Prize – open to undergraduate and postgraduate students - Individual Researcher Prize – open to researchers following completion of their highest degree - Team Prize – open to research teams where the team lead is based in the UK For each prize, any BNA member can make a nomination: - Must be for work in neuroscience research - Nominee does not have to be a BNA member - BNA members can self-nominate, if submitted with a letter of recommendation (the letter would not need to be from a BNA member) - Applications for the Team Prize must have one individual in the team identified as the key point of contact. - There is an expectation that activities for which the nomination relates to are current or ongoing. - Nominees for the student or individual researcher prize, or nominated team leads for the team prize, cannot be a member of the BNA’s Council, Committee, or the Credibility Advisory Board.

Contact Details

Name: Dana Visnitchi