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Neuroscience Meeting

Neuroscience Meeting

Tiel, The Netherlands • 16-17 June 2022

Tiel, The Netherlands
16-17 June 2022


  • Thesis Prize

    Dutch Neurofederation Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2022

    The Dutch Neurofederation is announcing the Ph.D. Thesis Prize 2022. The competition is open to all candidates who successfully obtained a doctorate degree from a Dutch university dating 2021 based on a neuroscience-related Ph.D. thesis. The quality of the thesis will be assessed along the following criteria: Significance of the research, advancement to the neuroscience field, the originality of the approach, scope and depth of the thesis, the overall presentation of the thesis, and quality of the writing. A selection committee of three members will advise the organizing committee who will decide the winner of the Ph.D. prize. The selection procedure is confidential and the results are not open for debate.

    Deadline for submission of the nominations is Friday 6 May 2022, 23.00 CET. Candidates may nominate themselves or be proposed by their (co-)supervisor. Please send to the below address:

    • An electronic PDF version of the thesis with a letter of recommendation by email
    • Three hard-copies of the thesis accompanied with the letter of recommendation

    The winner receives € 1,000 and in addition he/she will have the opportunity to give an oral presentation about the findings in the thesis during the award ceremony at the Dutch Neuroscience Meeting on 16 June 2022.

    Address to send the Ph.D. theses

    Prof. dr. Helmut Kessels
    Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
    University of Amsterdam
    Postbus 94246
    1090 GE Amsterdam

    Organizing committee

    Prof. dr. Helmut Kessels (h.kessels@uva.nl) and Prof. dr. Maarten Kole (m.kole@nin.knaw.nl).

  • Top Paper Award

    Dutch Neurofederation Top Paper Award 2022

    The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting will continue its tradition of putting Top Science in the spotlight.
    The aim is to present recent work performed by scientists, preferably in the Netherlands.
    The work must have been published in 2021 in a top journal and be of interest to a broad (Dutch neuroscience) audience.

    Important information regarding eligibility of the article and description of importance

    • The paper should be an original research article published in an international peer review journal between 01.01.2021 – 31.12.2021 (no "Epub ahead of print").
    • The first author should have a Dutch affiliation, or the motivation should state clearly what the link is to the Netherlands.
    • Maximum of 1 page summary addressing the significance of the work.
    • PDF of the article.
    • A signed statement by the first and last authors of the article (and the corresponding author if this is not the first or the last) confirming their support for the nomination and that they agree with the selection of the nominee and, in case of multiple first authors, the selection of the speaker at the DNM 22.
    • No more than 1 paper with the same corresponding author (same research group) may be put forward.
    • Members of the selection committee may not be a co-author on the submitted paper.

    Selection procedure

    A small committee will examine all proposals received. Papers will be selected using the provided information describing the importance of the research and the interest for a broad audience.

    Award procedure

    The first author of the best article will be invited to present their work at the Top Paper session scheduled on Thursday, 16 June 2022.

    The Prize

    TThere will be a prize of 250 EUR.

    Time frame

    • Deadline for submission of the nominations is 25 April 2022.
    • The winner will be notified mid May and will be asked to prepare a lecture for the DN Meeting.
    • The award ceremony will be held on Thursday, 16 June.

    Contact address to submit your nominees

    You are strongly encouraged to submit your nominees to the Chairs of the DNM Top Paper Committee, Frank Meye and Daniel van den Hove, at d.vandenhove@maastrichtuniversity.nl before 25 April 2022.

  • Poster Prizes

    DNM Poster Prize Awards 2022

    The DNM Organising Committee always appreciates high-quality and well-designed posters. Therefore the DNM Organising Committee will hand out two poster prizes per poster session: a total of 4 poster prizes, 2 for Master students and 2 for Ph.D. students.

    The Prizes

    There will be 4 prizes of 150 EUR each.

    Selection procedure

    Selection committee

    The DNM Poster Award Committee will examine and judge all posters abstracts. During the DNM 22 a selected set of posters will be judged on scientific content as well as on their quality of presentation.

  • Young Talent Prize

    DNM Young Talent Prize 2022

    The DNM Organising Committee recognizes the importance of early career researchers having the opportunity to share their research with all the DNM participants. Therefore, one talented early career researcher who made outstanding contributions to the field is given the opportunity to give an overview of their scientific work in a plenary session of the DNM 22. The selected talent for this plenary lecture will be additionally honored with the DNM Young Talent Prize 2022.

    NB: As of 2022, we have installed a new selection procedure. Candidates who wish to be considered for the Prize can be actively nominated by a senior colleague. Please see the eligibility criteria and selection procedure below.

    Deadline for nominations: 8 May 2022 (23:59).

    Nominations should be sent as a single pdf file via email to DNM22@azuleon.org.

    The Prize

    The 2022 Young Talent Prize winner will be granted the opportunity to present their work in a plenary lecture during the Young Talent session of the DNM 22. This session will be followed by an award ceremony.

    The winner additionally receives 500 EUR.


    Candidates can be nominated by a senior colleague. Self-nominations are accepted if accompanied by a supporting statement from a senior colleague. Members of the Young Talent Prize Committee and the Dutch Neuroscience meeting chair cannot serve as nominators.

    Researchers are eligible if they:

    • have conducted original neuroscientific research.
    • currently work at, or are demonstrably returning to, a Dutch research institution. Eligible institutions are Dutch universities and the KNAW and NWO research institutes.
    • obtained their PhD maximally four years ago at the submission deadline. Here, the NWO VENI rules for extension are followed, meaning that the maximum career deadline can be extended for parents or if the candidate has taken extended sick, parental, maternity or care leave within the relevant period. The maximum extension that may be granted to any particular applicant is four years.

    Extension for parents:

    • Biological mothers who have given birth to one or more children are granted a standard extension of eighteen months per child. This extension is a compensation for the duration of the pregnancy, including the child- birth and the parental care and is irrespective of any parental leave taken and/or a reduction in the formal working hours. Please make sure to mention this extension in the letter confirming eligibility of the nomination.
    • Other parents (fathers and non-biological mothers) are granted a standard extension of six months per child that is part of the applicant’s household. This period is a compensation for the duration of child care required and is irrespective of parental leave taken and/or a reduction in the formal working hours. This request for extension can be made in the letter confirming eligibility for the nomination, in which the applicant needs to declare that the child or children are part of his or her household.

    Selection procedure

    The Young Talent Prize winner is selected by the Young Talent Prize committee of the DNM Organizing Committee, appointed by the DNM chair. The award committee will assess the nominations and recommend the Young Talent Prize winner to the DNM Chair. After the chair has approved the recommendation by the committee, the winner will be announced. The decision is final and cannot be disputed.

    Committee members cannot evaluate nominations from candidates from their own university or that concern a conflict of interest.

    Rankings of nominated candidates are based on the following criteria:

    • The internationally recognized scientific quality.
    • The unique contribution of the nominee to the Neuroscience field
    • Scientific rigor and integrity.

    The application (a single pdf file) must contain:

    • The nominee’s CV (max 4 pages), including list of publications.
    • An overview of the nominee’s 5 most important contributions to the neuroscience field, each with 2-3 sentences explaining its relevance (max 1 page). Contributions can be publications, particularly valuable data sets, toolboxes, clinical/societal/commercial/open science applications, etcetera.
    • A short description (max 750 words) of the nominee’s contributions to the Neuroscience field and future directions.
    • A nomination letter by the nominator, explaining why the nominee deserves this award (max 1 page) OR a nomination letter by the candidate themselves (max 1 page) with separate signed support statement from a senior colleague.
    • A letter signed by the nominee confirming eligibility, and if necessary, with a request for extension and elaboration thereof.

    Young Talent Prize committee

    Dr. Marloes Henckens, Radboud University Medical Center
    Dr. Sebastien Foulquier, Maastricht University
    Dr. Mirjam van Zuiden, Amsterdam University Medical Centers

  • Master students

    Master students

    The Dutch Neuroscience Meeting provides free participation to Master students who present a poster. Please check the Information page for details.