The Brenda A. Milner Award

Deadline:

Sponsor: Division 6

Description

The Brenda A. Milner Award recognizes the author of an outstanding paper in the field of behavioral neuroscience or comparative psychology. The paper must be written by a member of Div. 6 who is within five years of having received the PhD at the time of the deadline for submission. Although the paper may be co-authored, the applicant should be the senior author and the paper must represent the original work of the applicant. The paper must be in press or must have been published within the past five years. The recipient receives a plaque at the Business Meeting of Div. 6, held at the APA Annual Convention.

Brenda A. Milner (1918-) is a distinguished neuroscientist still teaching and conducting research into her 90s at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Her career has earned her more than 20 honorary degrees and she is often referred to as the founder of neuropsychology. Her undergraduate and master's degrees were completed at Cambridge University where Oliver Zangwell introduced her to the study of brains. Her doctoral work was supervised by D. O. Hebb at McGill University. It was Hebb who secured a position for her with Wilder Penfield. Her work eventually brought her to study the infamous hippocampus-damaged memory patient H.M. and, as a result, established her as one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada. Milner is an inspiration as a pioneer and scientist, but also as a woman whose curiosity, persistence and determination have changed how we understand ourselves and our world.

Eligibility

Nominations must be made by a member of APA Div. 6.

How to Apply

Nominees must have written a paper within five years of having received his/her PhD at the time of deadline for submission.

The paper may be co-authored however the applicant should be the senior author or the paper must represent the original work of the applicant.

The paper must be in press or has been published within the last five years.

Nominee’s must be a member of APA Div. 6. (Non-members of the division may apply for membership at the time of nomination.)

Nomination materials include:

  • A short (150-300 word) statement explaining why nominee is deserving of the award.

  • Name and institutional affiliation of nominee.

Please send all nominations by Nov. 10 to:

Wayne Pratt
Wake Forest University

Past Recipients

2015

Michael K. Scullin

2014

Dan Brooks, PhD

2013

Ethan Kross, PhD

2012

Fabían A. Soto

2011

Holly Miller

2010

Bradley Sturz

2009

Nicole Avena

2007-08

none

2006

K.M. Christian
Kimberly M. Christian (honorable mention)

2005

Michael Beran

2004

Jessie J. Peissig

2003

none

2002

Claudio Cantalupo

2001

none

2000

Lou Sherburne

1999

Valentin Dragoi

1998

Eric P. Wiertelak

1997

Sylvain Fiset
M. E. Young (honorable mention)