Grigorievich Kostyuk was a major contributor to the field of Physiology.
Grigorievich created a large school of researchers working throughout the
his pupils, would like to commemorate his life and to continue in our small
ways his work.
put together our effort to create an organization with the goal of promoting
Physiology in Ukraine,
because it is fundamental for healthcare and medical research.
name of the organization will be determined this year. One possible name under
consideration is the Kostyuk Foundation.
activity will focus on stimulating young promising Ukrainian physiologists.
year, we will recognize one or two by presenting the Kostyuk Award.
organization will function as a not-profit charitable foundation based on
donations from pupils of Platon Grigorievich Kostyuk, from anyone who thinks
that Platon Grigorievich Kostyuk impacted their life, and from anyone who wants
to support the development of Physiology in Ukraine. The organization will be
independently incorporated in the USA.
Ukrainian Physiological Society and the Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience will
host its web page and provide information support in Ukraine.
donors will yearly elect the Board (5 members), which decides on any action of
the organization, and two Treasurers (one in Europe and one in North America).
working in Ukraine
are invited to apply for consideration as candidates for the Kostyuk Award.
with PhD/Cand.Sci. degree received no longer than 10 years ago (counting from
January 1 of the current award year) will be considered. They should present: a
one page CV (in English), a one page personal statement about achievements and
goals (in English), and recent (up to 3 years) publications or manuscripts
accepted to print in any language. The documentation should be in electronic
following selection criteria are applied:
shown ability to make most of available
significance of the idea;
significance of obtained results;
scientific merit of the applicant and
category has a 5-level scoring (25 points total). Selection is done by vote
among all donors. A donor may delegate her/his vote to the Board. If two
candidates scored the same, they share the Award. If three or more candidates
receive same scores, a run-out vote is organized.
recipient(s) of the Kostyuk Award are recognized by presenting a commemorative
plaque and a
personal cash award, size of which is decided yearly by the Board.