Recognition awards presented by the Society for Arab Neuroscientists

The "Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist" Travel Award

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The Society for Arab Neuroscientists is pleased to present the annual "Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist" Travel Award. This award was established in 2011 and is made possible by a generous contribution from the Dr. Raniyah Ramadan foundation in memory of Dr. Raniyah Ramadan.

Undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows of Arab descent who will be presenting their research findings at the annual Neuroscience meeting as the first author are eligible for applying to this award.

A panel of senior neuroscientists will judge the applications based on the following criteria:
- Quality of abstract
- Novelty of presented research
- Justification for receiving the travel award
- Impact of research with potential global significance, particularly for the Arab world
Judges with conflicts of interest will be excused from judging that application.

The $500 Award is presented to the award winner at the Arab Neuroscientists Annual Social event during the Neuroscience Annual meeting.

Submission for the 2019 Dr. Raniyah Ramadan Young Arab Neuroscientist Travel award is now open. The deadline for applications is September 10, 2019. Download the application.

Learn more about this award and past Young Arab Neuroscientists recognized by this award

Special thanks to the following judges for their time and service in judging and selecting our award winners over the years:
Dr. Tawfik Ramadan
Dr. Michelle Callegan
Dr. Sulayman D. Dib-Hajj
Dr. Yasmine El-Shamayleh
Dr. Ayman Hammouda
Dr. Mohammad Herzallah
Dr. Hakim Hiel
Dr. Firas H. Kobeissy
Dr. Ahmed Z. Obeidat
Dr. Carl Saab
Dr. Walid Soussou
Dr. Naser Zawia

If you are interested in serving as a judge for the award, please send us an email to let us know. Judges must have a Ph.D. (or M.D.) in neuroscience or related areas to neuroscience.

Al-Ashwal Award for
Outstanding Neuroscientists in MENA

This award is a new award that will be presented for the first time in 2015.

This award aims to recognize two scientists who are actively pursuing Neuroscience-related research in the Arab world.

These awards are made possible by a generous donation from Dr. Hilal Ahmed Lashuel, in honor of his father Ahmed Nagi Al-Ashwal.

Any Arab student, postdoctoral fellow or young faculty member whose research focuses on basic or clinical neuroscience and is based in the MENA region are eligible for applying to this award.

Two $1000 Awards will be presented to the award winners.

Submission for the 2015 Al-Ashwal award for Outstanding Neuroscientists in MENA has ended. The deadline for applications was September 1, 2015. Download the application notice for more details.

2015 Outstanding Neuroscientist in MENA
Dr. Joman Natsheh

Dr. Joman Natsheh received the award from SfAN Executive Board member, Dr. Mohamed Shehata

At the time of the award, Dr. Joman Natsheh was a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Neuroscience, at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.

2015 Outstanding Neuroscientist in MENA
Ms. Farah Chamaa

Ms. Chamaa was not able to attend the award ceremony due to delays in paperwork for her travel.

Dr. Wassim Abou-Kheir received the award on behalf of Ms. Chamaa

At the time of the award, Ms. Farah Chamaa was a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology under the mentorship of Dr.Wassim Abou-Kheir in the Faculty of Medicine at the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.



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