The Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence from researchers 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 with less than 10 years’ experience post-PhD.

The winner will receive the award at the Conference in 2021, 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 and the winner will be given the opportunity to present their work at the 2021 Conference.

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 The winner will be invited to give a presentation at the Alzheimer’s Research UK Conference 2021, and receive a free registration for the Conference.

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 deadline for submissions is now closed.

Laura Pulford Prize

The £250 Laura Pulford Prize will be awarded to the PhD student who gives the best presentation at the Early Careers Day of the Conference. 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 following prizes have been kindly supported by the Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation.

The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation Communications Prize

The Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation Communications Prize will be awarded to the best talk given by an early career researcher at the main Conference.

 

The Sir Malcolm Walker Award

The Sir Malcom Walker Award will be awarded to the researcher who presents the best poster at the main Conference, based on their scientific methods, results, and conclusions, as well as how well their work is communicated.

 

The Lady Walker Award

The Lady Walker Award will be awarded to the researcher who presents the best poster at the Early Careers Day of the Conference, taking into account their scientific methods, results, and conclusions, as well as how well it their work is communicated and understandable to others.