Nominations accepted from September 1, 2009 – December 15, 2009
Nominations are now being accepted worldwide for the prestigious Kavli Prize in nanoscience, astrophysics, and neuroscience. Each prize is worth $1,000,000 prize and is sponsored by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Kavli Foundation (US) and the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The prize is only given once every two years and is presented in Oslo, Norway.
- Neuroscience Prize: awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.
- Nanoscience Prize: awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometer scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.
The nomination process is open to anyone, but self nominations are not permitted. The prize can be awarded to a single person or shared for closely related fundamental contributions. Deceased persons cannot be nominated. Nominations are confidential and nominees should not know who nominated them. The nomination process is easy–it is a 5-page document that consists of information about the candidate, accomplishments, publications, and referees/nominator. Guidelines are here.