Mahowald Early Career Award
The Mahowald Early Career Award (MECA) recognizes an exceptionally talented individual student, as Misha Mahowald was.
The Award will be made for an innovative project that addresses a significant problem in the domain of neuromorphic engineering or related problems in neuroscience and neural computation. In their submission, candidates must make a convincing case for why their project fulfills this criterion.
How to Submit
When to submit
Frequently asked questions about the MECA
How are MECA submissions evaluated?
What is the maximum size of the team?
Strictlty One. The submission must be individual. The MECA cannot guarantee participation in the neuromorphic workshop for more than one person. You are encouraged to credit supervisors, collaborators, and other contributors in your submission and prize acceptance, and we will list them as such in the prize award page.
Applicants presenting work performed as part of a team must clearly outline their individual contribution, or alternatively, apply as a team for the Misha Mahowald award
Can I self-nominate?
You must. All submissions must come from the individual.
Can I nominate someone else’s work?
No, see above.
What is the cutoff date for my submission?
In case you have completed your PhD, you must submit your MECA application within one year (365 days) of the award date (not thesis submission date) of your PhD degree. The award date is the date you officially passed your PhD examination according to your institution. Your submission will rest with us until the MMP deadline, after which the evaluation will begin. Students who have not yet completed a PhD are not subject to this time limit.