About the Prize
The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize is named in honor of Edward M. Scolnick, who stepped down as president of Merck Research Laboratories in December 2002 after holding Merck’s top research post for 17 years. Scolnick is now at the Broad Institute, where he established the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research. He also served as a member of the McGovern Institute’s scientific advisory board. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $200,000 award, plus an inscribed gift.
Harvard neurobiologist Margaret Livingstone has been named the winner of the 2024 Scolnick Prize. For more information, read the announcement.
Call for Nominations
The 2025 nomination deadline is December 15, 2024.
Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nomination should include:
- A biosketch or CV of the nominee;
- A letter of nomination with a summary and analysis of the major contributions of the nominee to the field of neuroscience.
- Up to two representative reprints will be accepted.
- Email nomination packet to Gayle Lutchen.