This lecture, presented by a high-profile speaker selected by SfN, is given each year on Monday evening of the SfN Annual Meeting. The Albert and Ellen Grass Lecture is one of the featured scientific events of the conference.
This prize was established in 1979 in honor of Donald B. Lindsley Ph.D. for "meritorious research in the area of behavioral neuroscience." Dr. Lindsley was one of the early Trustees of The Grass Foundation. A selection committee of SfN members reviews Ph.D. theses that were approved in the prior year and nominated for the prize. The SfN Committee awards the prize.
The Grass Foundation is excited about co-sponsoring this new program in partnership with SfN, IBRO and its Latin American Regional Committee(LARC) and US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC). This new program emerged from the very successful Ricardo Miledi Program for Neuroscience Training and seeks to enhance the training and career development of Latin American and Caribbean neuroscientists.