In the year 2000, in collaboration with the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH) and the Instituto de Neurociencias (IN), a joint centre of UMH and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the Martínez-Caro family established the Remedios Caro Almela Chair of Neurobiology in homage to a beloved wife and mother. The Chair also organizes annually a debate cycle entitled “Brain and Society”, in which neuroscientists and humanists confront each others ideas on important social challenges that raise a deeper awareness of cerebral function.
In 2006, the Martínez–Caro family decided to extend their support of research in Developmental Neurobiology through the creation of a scientific Prize destined to European scientists working on brain development and related areas.
The objective of the Remedios Caro Almela Prize is to reward the scientific work of European investigators who are in a highly prodvuctive period of their scientific career, making significant contributions to the area of developmental neurobiology.
Scope and Eligibility
The Prize is open to talented and active scientists that developed their work over the past few years in Europe, their current line of investigation is on developmental neurobiology and are working in a public or private research institution located in a country of the European Region (according to the World Health Organization).
The Remedios Caro Almela Prize is given on biennial basis and includes an unrestricted award of 20,000 €, that could exceptionally be shared by a maximum of two persons.
Acceptance of the Prize includes the compromise to attend the Award Ceremony which will take place at the Instituto de Neurociencias on October 27th, 2017, and to give the “2017 Caro Almela Lecture” during or before the Award Ceremony, in which the laureate will present the scientific achievements made during his career. Expenses to attend the event will be covered by the Remedios Caro Almela Chair.
The winner of the Prize will be selected by a Scientific Committee chaired by the Chancellor of the University Miguel Hernandez, and including the Director of the Instituto de Neurociencias and a panel of four scientists with high international prestige in the field.
The decision of the Committee will be final.
Candidates may be presented by public or private institutions, by other scientists or by themselves. Applications must be in English and include a cover letter explaining the merits of the candidate, a list of up to five selected publications and a curriculum vitae.
Applications should be e-mailed to the Director of the Instituto de Neurociencias until June 15th, 2017 email@example.com.
The name of the 2017 laureate will be announced during the month of July 2017. The Prize will be awarded on October 27th, 2017.
Former prize winners:
Dr Silvia Arber
Dr Barry J. Dickson
Dr François Guillermot
Dr Rűdiger Klein
Dr Stephen Wilson
Dr Christine Holt
Dr Magdalena Götz
Remedios Caro Almela Prize