The Neuroscience Research Prize
The Neuroscience Research Prize is currently being offered by the AAN (American Academy of Neurology) and the Child Neurology Society in order to “encourage high school students to explore the world of the brain and nervous system through laboratory research.” Not only does this program have a financial incentive, but also recognition from a scientific body (and an extra award never hurts the resume when college admissions season rolls around!). This is being offered to students enrolled in secondary school (grades 9-12) in the United States, regardless of age. As for the prizes, four winners will each receive a $1,000 prize. 3 of these winners and their teachers will receive an all-expense paid, two-day trip to present their work during a scientific poster session at the AAN 65th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CAâ€”the world’s largest gathering of neurologists. 1 winner and his/her teacher will receive an all-expense paid, two-day trip to present his/her work at the Child Neurology Society 42nd Annual Meeting in Austin, TX.
This program aims to discover and reward high school students whose “scientific skill and talent indicate potential for scientific contributions in the field of neuroscience.” To demonstrate your talent, you must submit a project relating to neuroscience that you have pursued. This project should be manifested in a report (complete with clearly labeled tables and figures). The project will be judged based off of relevance to neuroscience, creativity, interpretation of data, research reports, and communication skills (the specifics of these can be found on the AAN page).
The 2013 scientific award deadline is October 15, 2012 (ignore the December 1, 2011 deadline on the image on their webpage- must be out of date). The application is available online. Good luck!