Award 2020 Call - Ukrainian Society for Neuroscience

Award 2020 Call

Call for 2020 Platon Kostyuk Award is open.

Young biomedical researchers working in Ukraine are invited to apply for the 2020 Platon Kostyuk Award presented by Kostyuk Fund of The Shevchenko Scientific Society in the US (http://shevchenko.org ).

Biological and medical scientists with PhD/Cand.Sci. degree received no longer than 10 years ago (by date of deadline) are eligible for the application. Previous winners of the Award are not eligible to apply.

Application should contain:

  1. A one-page CV that includes dates and institutions of graduation and obtained degrees.
  2. A list of recent (2016-2020) peer-reviewed articles (not conference abstracts!) published in English, Ukrainian, or Russian. At the top of the list, please indicate a total impact factor (IF) of your publications calculated as a weighted sum of paper IFs (1*IF, if you are the first or last author and 0.5 if you are not).
  3. A brief statement (up to two pages) describing your major achievements in context of selection criteria outlined below. The statement is the most important element of the evaluation; ALL selection criteria should be addressed in the statement.
  4. A pdf copy of the applicant’s most important publication.

The application should be written in English using font not less than 11pt, margins not less than 1.5cm and organized in the described order as a single pdf file.

Submit to kostyuk.award@gmail.com before or on November 16, 2020 (including).

The following selection criteria will be regarded when reviewing the applications:

  • significance of obtained results for your research area;
  • innovativeness of your research approaches;
  • shown ability to make most of available resources;
  • scientific merit of publications;
  • your vision of your future scientific carrier.

Each category has a 5-level scoring (maximum is 25 points). Scoring and selection is performed by donors of Kostyuk Fund of The Shevchenko Scientific Society who wish to be involved in the review process. All of them are foreign scientists working in a field of biomedical research. If two or more candidates score the same, the award will be shared among them.

The recipient(s) of the Kostyuk Award will be recognized by a commemorative plaque and personal cash award (30000 hryvnas) during a joint meeting of Bogomoletz Institute Research Council and Young Scientist Council. The recipient(s) and nominees are expected to give a talk about their work at the award ceremony. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the finalists will be asked to make an online presentation.

More information about this award and its former recipients can be found at: http://usn.org.ua/index.php?id=fond-kostyuka

http://shevchenko.org/platon-kostyuk-award/

http://kostyukfoundation.weebly.com/

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