NINDS Landis Mentor Award Nomination Form

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NINDS invites nominations of outstanding mentors who are 5-12 years from the start of their first tenure-track or equivalent faculty position (i.e., the start date of their first tenure-track or equivalent faculty position was between 2011-2018 inclusive). These nominees will have established a track record of mentorship, where from the earliest stage of their independent research careers they demonstrated a dedication to helping trainees towards their goal of becoming exceptional, successful, and independent scientists.

Nominations for the 2024 Landis Award will be accepted through December 15, 2023.


To be eligible for this award, mentors must be in a tenure-track or equivalent faculty position and hold an active NINDS R01, R35, U01, U54, P01, DP1, DP2 or equivalent, 4-5 year duration NIH award, with at least one year left on their grant in June 2024.  See a detailed description of this award.

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Please describe the basis for this nomination

Your description should include:

  • What made/makes the nominated individual an exceptional mentor/trainer;
  • What are specific examples of extraordinary dedication to mentorship personally experienced or witnessed;
  • What does the individual do to ensure the trainnes conduct the highest quality research with respect to scientific premise, experimental design, and analysis;
  • What illustrate the specific nominee's commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility; and 
  • What were the specific nominee activities that influenced the nominator's growth as a neuroscientist.
About this mentor


Please direct all inquiries to:

Stephen Korn, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Training and Workforce Development