The unrestricted $500,000 prize is presented to a leading scientist, or group of scientists (up to three), in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. These contributions may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems.
This unrestricted cash award of $500,000 is awarded each year to a person or persons chosen by a distinguished advisory board of neuroscience experts from nominations that are received from around the world. Nominations for this prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study. Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system may be nominated.
The nomination deadline for both the Neuroscience and Genetics Prizes is December 15, 2014.