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 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 Based on the nomination letters, we will select which nominees should submit an application packet that represents their achievement.

The next deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, 2020.

For questions, please contact Dr. 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 the presentation of awards.