Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists of great promise who have recently been awarded, or who are about to be awarded, the doctoral degree. The successful candidate will carry out research aimed to identify novel approaches in the broad area of neurodegenerative disorders. A post-doctoral fellow elsewhere does not exclude eligibility. Eligible nominees will be invited by the Prince Center to apply for the fellowship. Direct applications and self-nominations are not accepted. All nominations must be submitted through a Prince Center principal investigator.
Please see the Prince Center website for more information regarding the activities of the center and potential sponsoring principal investigators.
Nominations are accepted from Prince Center principal investigators who can attest to the scientific potential of the Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellow candidate. Nominations cannot be made by an individual candidate. To be considered, complete nominations must be submitted by April 1, 2019. The online nomination must be completed during a single online session, therefore nominators will need the following information about their candidate to complete the online process:
Nominee's complete and full legal name (Do not use nicknames)
Nominee's preferred, correct, and active e-mail address.
Nominee's current institution
Nominee's Ph.D. institution
Nominee's (expected) Date of Ph.D. (month and year required). Ph.D. must be received by 31/8/19.
Nominator's recommendation and judgment of nominee's potential. The letter must be specific to the Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellowship. It should then be uploaded as a PDF file and will be included in the candidate's file as an additional letter of support.
The Fellowship is competitive and the letter should be persuasive. A successful Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellow is expected to exhibit an energetic curiosity for their science and a desire to participate in the Prince Center community.
Instructions for completing the Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellowship Application
Direct applications are not accepted. All candidates must be nominated online first.
The DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS, INCLUDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, is: April 10, 2019.
Ph.D. must be awarded and proof furnished before the start of the Fellowship. Therefore, if you will not receive your Ph.D. before August 31, 2019, you will not be eligible for an award.
References will receive a system-generated email notifying them of your application with instructions for sending their letter on your behalf. It is suggested that you inform your references to expect an email and to check their spam filters if necessary. It is your responsibility to verify your references' email addresses and to ensure their willingness to upload a letter on your behalf prior to the deadline date.
You are REQUIRED to include your potential host as a reference.
Provide all required information on the application form.
In your online application you must provide the names of a minimum two references, other than the nominator, who will be able to write about your potential as a Robert and Elke MermelsteinFellow. You must also include your potential host as a reference. All references must be able to upload their letter online by the April 10, 2019 deadline.
Submit a clearly articulated statement of the research you will pursue at Prince Center if awarded a Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellowshipas a pdf file. Your research statement must not exceed one A4 page and must not be written in a font smaller than 11 point. It is not necessary to include references with this statement. Do not include CV, reprints or any other materials as they will be removed.The ability to describe one's research in a way that can be understood and valued is critical to the competitive selection process of Robert and Elke Mermelstein Fellow. The Application Research Statement is reviewed by the selection committee. The selection committee which will review 2019 applications will be comprised of the Prince Center Director and two Prince Center investigators. Center investigators (including the director) who nominate a candidate will be excluded from the committee.
CV, including Publications List: Your complete CV should generally cover this requirement. However, the list of publications should only include publications that are published or in press. Also, do not include reprints or any other materials as they will not be included in your file for review
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About Prince Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders at Technion
Aging-related impairments of cognitive functions and motor capabilities, as well as neurodegenerative conditions typically associated with advanced age, have devastating consequences for individuals, families and society. The prevalence of such impairments are expected to grow in the future with increasing life expectancy. The Prince Center mission is to support research that aims to understand the changes in the biology of the brain in aging and neurodegenerative conditions. With this knowledge we develop novel treatment modalities for aging-associated cognitive and motor impairments. The center is comprised of 12 investigators from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Through an integrative and collaborative approach we study the basic biological mechanisms that affect our brain’s capacity to cope with healthy normal aging and neurodegenerative processes.