gold ribbons on transparent background; 2021 prizes

All presenters (first authors) become VKC Affiliates and are eligible to compete for VKC travel awards to present at a scientific or professional conference in the next TWO YEARS (extended by a year due to COVID).

Out of those who choose to compete, up to seven winners will be chosen:

  1. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience [Graduate]
  2. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience [Postdoctoral]
  3. Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research [Graduate]
  4. Clinical, Behavioral, and Intervention Research [Postdoctoral]
  5. Systems Neuroscience [Graduate]
  6. Systems Neuroscience [Postdoctoral]
  7. Best Overall Undergraduate Presenter

Prize winners can choose between a $250 cash prize or an additional $250 Warren Lambert Travel Award to present their research at a scientific meeting during the year. This will be in addition to the $250 VKC travel award they’re eligible to receive by presenting at Science Day.

Prizes will also be awarded to four presenters in the following categories:

  • Best Interdisciplinary/Cross-Lab Research
    Prize: Amazon Kindle Paperwhite
  • Best Plain Language Presentation
    Prize: Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case
  • Lucius Davis Memorial Awards for Research on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (2)
    Apple iPad (8th Generation, 32GB)
    Nintendo Switch Video Game Console and “Smash Bros.” video game (Lucius’ favorite game!)