McKnight Leadership Awards

Through funding provided to the McKnight Brain Institute, we have established the McKnight Leadership Awards. These awards recognize excellence in neuroscience research and/or education by post-doctoral and clinical fellows as well as assistant professors who are MBI members at the University of Florida. We have dedicated $2,500 per year in support of this program and we anticipate that two awards will be given annually.

The funds serve to recognize post-doctoral fellows, clinical fellows and assistant professors who have shown outstanding leadership in neuroscience research and/or education. Individuals may be nominated for the award by other faculty through a letter not to exceed one page (send directly to Dr. Jada Lewis at by March 15, 2020. Based on the nomination letters, the MBI will select a group of individuals to submit application packets by April 1st that summarizes their achievements.

For questions, please contact Dr. Jada Lewis ( Candidates will be evaluated by the MBI Education and Outreach Committee, and the co-chairs of that committee will oversee the process. Awards will be announced at a subsequent MBI Research Evening event and awardees will be expected to attend.

Submit a Nomination Letter

Only faculty members should submit this form.

McKnight Leadership Awards Nomination Form