Prizes

The Alzheimer's Research UK Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in research from people at all stages of their careers.

David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award

The David Hague Early Career Investigator of the Year Award, worth £25,000 in research expenses with a £1,500 personal prize, is presented each year to the most outstanding early career researcher in the field of biomedical dementia research. The winner of the award will be announced at the Conference, where they will have the opportunity to present their research.

Jean Corsan Prize

The Jean Corsan Prize is awarded each year for the best scientific paper in neurodegeneration published by a PhD or MD/PhD student. This prestigious £2,000 prize is supported by the Jean Corsan Foundation. The winner will be given the opportunity to present their work at the 2019 Conference. The prize winner’s travel and accommodation for the meeting, up to a maximum of £250, are also covered by the award.

The paper must be based on medical research into Alzheimer’s, dementia and/or similar conditions and the student must be registered at a UK university.

To enter, email a PDF of the publication to Prof Stuart Pickering-Brown by 9 January 2019. Entrants may nominate themselves. If the nominee is not the publication’s first author, additional text of less than 100 words explaining the nominee’s contribution to the publication must also be attached. The winner must be able to attend the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference on 19 and 20 March 2019.

Laura Pulford Prize

The £250 Laura Pulford Prize will be awarded to the PhD student who gave the best presentation at the Early Careers Day. This award is in memory of Laura Pulford, an Alzheimer’s Research UK funded PhD student who was always keen to share her passion for science through public engagement, speaking with flair and enthusiasm for her research.

The Dick Bell Prize for Communication

The Dick Bell Prize, worth £250, is awarded each year to an early career researcher that gives the best presentation at the conference. Dick Bell has been a long-standing supporter of Alzheimer’s Research UK, formerly acting as a Trustee for over 10 years and sitting on our Grant Review Board for the grant review process. This prize will be judged by the Science Media and Engagement team at Alzheimer’s Research UK, who will be looking at a researcher’s ability to convey complex concepts effectively, rather than the scientific content itself.

The David Dawbarn Poster Prize

All posters presented at the Conference will be judged for the £100 David Dawbarn Poster Prize. This prize was set up in memory of Dr David Dawbarn, a distinguished neuroscientist. You can upload your poster abstract after you register (deadline for submissions is 9 January 2019).