Alzheimer's Society has launched the 2018 Dementia Research Leaders awards which recognise the contribution that early and mid-career researchers make to dementia research and people affected by dementia.
Winners of the prize will receive £1000 to put towards their career development over the next year. Runner-up prizes are also available. Nominees do not have to be funded by Alzheimer's Society but do need to be based at a university, research institute or NHS trust within the UK.
There are two categories that people can be nominated for:
Rising Star in dementia research
This award will recognise researchers in the earlier stages of their careers who have already made great progress in dementia research and have the potential to contribute much more to the field in the future.
Eligibility criteria: People who are currently undertaking a PhD or postdoctoral researchers who completed their PhD within the last four years are eligible for this category.
Outstanding early career contribution to dementia
This award recognises researchers who are more established and have already undertaken important research that promises to improve the lives of people affected by dementia and who are likely to show great progress in the field in the future.
Eligibility criteria: This award is open to postdoctoral researchers, fellows and those at lecturer level who completed their PhD between four and ten years ago.
The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on Friday 30th March. The awards will be presented at the annual conference in May.
For more information and to send in nominations, click here.