Distinguished Career Award
NCM provides the opportunity for members to nominate prominent colleagues in the field of neuroscience who would be suitable candidates for the Distinguished Career Award. The Distinguished Career Award recognizes the important work of a prominent colleague whose contributions to neuroscience and the NCM Community are widely acknowledged. The recipient will deliver the closing keynote at the Annual Meeting and the award consists of economy class travel to the meeting, accommodation at the conference hotel, complimentary conference registration, and an engraved plaque presented at the NCM Annual Meeting.
2023: Chris Miall
2022: Fay Horak
2020/2021 (due to COVID-19 cancellation): Michael Goldberg
2019: John Kalaska
2018: Ann Graybiel
Prior to 2018, the keynote speakers were chosen for a variety of reasons, including alignment with the meeting content
2017: Roger Lemon
2016: Eckhart Altenmüller
2015: Peter Strick
2014: David S. Zee
2013: Tom Jessell
2012: Emilio Bizzi
2009: Melvill Jones
To nominate a colleague or prominent scientist, please provide the following information via email to the NCM Secretariat.
- Nominee’s first and last name
- Nominee’s affiliation
- Nominee’s email address
- Nominee’s website if they have one
*Nominations accepted until September 11, 2023
The nominator should send all information in an email to Michelle at Podium Conference Services. Click below to send.
Early Career Award
The Society for the Neural Control of Movement welcomes nominations for the Early Career Award for the 2024 year. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers that have significantly advanced our understanding of the neural control of movement. The award winner will be chosen by the Board and the awardee will deliver the Early Career Lecture at the NCM Annual Meeting. The award consists of economy class travel to the meeting, accommodation at the conference hotel, complimentary conference registration, an engraved plaque and a $500 award presented at the meeting.
2023: Juan Gallego
2022: Emily Oby
2021: Ilana Nisky
2020: Tamar Makin
2019: Gelsy Torres-Oviedo
2018: Andrew Pruszynski
For the 2024 award, the nominee MUST be:
- Working in any area of neural control of movement (broadly defined)
- No more than 10 years from the receipt of their doctoral degree as of January 1, 2024*
- A current and active member of NCM
- Have attended at least two previous NCM meetings
- Nominated by a faculty individual**
*An extension of the 10-year limit of up to two years will be given to applicants who have been granted an institutionally approved childbearing or parental leave. Similarly, the residency and clinical internship years during medical or Clinical Psychology training will not be counted against the 10 year limit. In these circumstances, documentation from the appropriate department head or institutional official will be required with the application in order for eligibility to be determined.
**Faculty nominators can only nominate one individual for the NCM Early Career Award.
The following materials are required for nomination:
- Nominee’s CV, including their contact information
- A short statement from the nominee on their research program (max 600 words)
- A short statement from the nominee on how they have contributed to past NCM Meetings and how they will continue to contribute to NCM in the future (max 600 words) Please be sure to state the specific years the meeting was attended, as well as the nature of the participation (poster presenter, speaker, session chair, etc)
- Nomination statement from the nominator
- One (1) additional letter of support
Nominations open until September 11, 2023
The nominator should send all documents as a single pdf to Michelle Smith at Podium Conference Services. If there are difficulties sending the second reference letter it can be sent separately but must be received before the deadline.
Any questions regarding the NCM Early Career Award can be directed to Adrian Haith, NCM Vice President and Program Chair