Mahowald Early Career Award
How to Submit
Individual Master's students, PhD doctoral students, or postdocs within one year of PhD degree award date.
A description of any type of hardware, software, or algorithm may be submitted.
A description of the project achievements of maximum 2 A4/Letter sized pages using minimum 9 point font, including all bibliographic or other references. Include the following information:
When to submit
Submission is always open. The deadline for the MECA is the same as for the Misha Mahowald Prize; and the presentation of the MECA will coincide with that of the MMP. However, in order to be eligible, you may submit your application anytime before the deadline. If you have completed your PhD, then the last possible submission date is 365 days after the award date of your PhD.
The MECA submissions will be evaluated by a two-person jury of prominent mid-career scientists, together with a consensus-building chair, using the same criteria as the MMP.
The jury for the 2021 prize will consist of
Mounya Elhilali (Johns Hopkins University)
Emre Neftci (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
André van Schaik (chair) (Western Sydney University)
Frequently asked questions about the MECA
What is the maximum size of the team?
One. The submission must be individual. The MECA cannot guarantee participation in the neuromorphic workshop for more than one person. You are welcome to credit supervisors, collaborators, and other contributors in your submission and prize acceptance.
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 deadline, after which the evaluation will begin. Students who have not yet completed a PhD are not subject to this time limit.