This award seeks to stimulate interest in the field of neurology as an exciting and challenging profession by offering highly competitive awards for the best essay in experimental neurology. Essays are judged on the basis of the quality of the scholarship and on suitability for an audience of general neurologists.
Recipient will receive:
- Certificate of recognition and $350 prize
- Complimentary registration for 72nd AAN Annual Meeting
- One-year complimentary subscription to Neurology® journal
- Reimbursement for 72nd Annual Meeting travel (air fare up to $650) and two nights housing
- $100 per diem for expenses (up to two days)
Recipients are expected to give a poster presentation based on the selected manuscript at the 72nd AAN Annual Meeting.
Must be enrolled and in good standing at a medical school
Must submit an original, lucid essay targeted to general neurologists (essay cannot be a previously published manuscript for Korey)
Must have spent less than one year on a project leading to the submitted essay
- Applications must be submitted online
- Applicants should submit one complete set of the following materials:
o Completed application form
o Current curriculum vitae
o Essay using the following guidelines (essays will not be returned):
- Must be typed, double-spaced using a standard font
- Maximum length of 3,500 words and no more than five figures/tables
- Only deceased persons may be subjects of biographical papers
o Letter attesting to eligibility criteria and identifying award category
o Maximum 200-word abstract
o Letter from a faculty sponsor detailing the extent of technical or financial support received, the student's individual contribution to the project, and verifying that the student was the major contributor to the project.
o Contributorship statement that provides clarification of the specific contributions made regarding idea generation, drafting and manuscript preparation, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript editing. A statement must be provided for each author if more than one is listed.
Although applicants may apply for only one of the Medical Student Essay Awards, the review workgroup has discretion to move applications for consideration into another category, if applicable.
If still eligible, applications may be resubmitted in subsequent years; however, updated documentation and letters should be provided.
The 2020 scientific award application deadline is October 23rd, 2019.
For more information, please contact Genevieve Gates at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager, Undergraduate Medical Education & K-12