Student Awards and Scholarships:
This award was established by Dr. Marvin Bacaner, Professor
of Physiology, in memory of his parents Jacob and Minnie Bacaner.
The award is given through the Minnesota Medical Foundation
to recognize excellence in creative research.
Sping and Ying Ngoh Lin
In deep gratitude for the opportunities the University of
Minnesota and this country gave them, the Lins established this
fellowship to encourage and support graduate students pursuing
a Ph.D. degree in basic neuroscience in this Medical School.
Smithberg Memorial Prize
The Morris Smithberg Memorial Prize is presented annually
to the outstanding first year student in the Graduate Program
in Neuroscience. The Prize is awarded to the student who has
the best performance in the first year core courses and on
the comprehensive written exam given at the end of the first
Award for Advanced Scholarship
The goals of the Stark Award are to support students
in the Graduate Program in Neuroscience 1) during advanced
training in a specific technique in a laboratory in the U.S.
or abroad, 2) training in a formal course such as those given
at Woods Hole, or 3) for travel to a small, specialty conference.
Best Dissertation Award
Each year the Graduate School recognizes the University's top recent Ph.D. graduates by presenting 'best dissertation' awards. The recipients receive an honorarium of $1,000.
The Richard Poppele Prize is a tribute to Dr. Poppele, an outstanding member of the neuroscience community, scientist and a founder of the GPN. The intent of the Prize is to reward and honor GPN graduate students who exhibit research independence and excellence by successfully obtaining an individual NRSA grant from NIH. The award is in the amount of $1000. The award will be made upon submission of a copy of the Notice of Grant Award to the chair of the Awards Committee.
The awards committee has created a new annual award, which
will recognize an outstanding faculty member in the Graduate
Program in Neuroscience.