Sponsored by Language, Cognition and Neuroscience

SNL is delighted to announce a new Distinguished Career Award (DCA) to honour researchers who have made an outstanding and enduring contribution to research in the neurobiology of language. The recipient of the award will be chosen from nominations put forward by the membership and will present a lecture at the Annual Meeting.


Candidates for this award should have been in the field 15 or more years and have made major theoretical and empirical contributions to our understanding of the neurobiology of language. This award recognizes senior scientists for their sustained and distinguished career, including outstanding scientific contributions, leadership, and mentoring. The recipient must be able to attend the annual meeting to deliver a talk about their research.


Nominations (including self-nominations) must be made by a current SNL member and will be reviewed by an Award Committee consisting of SNL members. Nominations will open on March 21st and close on May 2nd.

The nominations should include:

  • CV
  • A short (500 word) description of the nominee’s contributions to the neurobiology of language
  • Two letters of recommendation (each no more than 2 pages long). Letter writers should address the nominee’s outstanding scientific contributions, leadership, and mentoring.

The prize will be presented at the annual SNL meeting. It will include an honorarium of $1000, generously provided by Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. In addition, the recipient will receive free registration to the Annual Meeting where they will give a talk and receive their award.

The winner will be announced on June 13, 2018.

Award Schedule

Nominations Open: March 21, 2018
Nominations Close: May 2, 2018
Recipients Announced: June 13, 2018