ASN * American Society for Neurochemistry
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Kies2020 YangShi


Washington University St. Louis

Marian Kies, PhD


The Marian Kies Memorial Award is presented to a junior scientist for outstanding research conducted during graduate training. The award is named in memory of Marian Kies who devoted much of her energy and enthusiasm to fostering the development of young scientists. The award consists of a $1,500 cash prize and the opportunity to organize a symposium at the ASN Annual Meeting being held the year following presentation of the award.

Past Recipients of the Marian Kies Memorial Award

A short biography of Marian Kies


  • PhD or thesis awarded within 2 years prior to closing date for nomination
  • Research of exceptional quality in the field of neuroscience
  • Nominee must have submitted an abstract to ASN
  • Applicant must reside win the Western Hemisphere: Canada, North America, Central America, South America, US Possessions and the Caribbean.


  • Letter of recommendation from nominee's Ph.D. advisor and one other appropriate senior scientist familiar with the nominee's research.
  • A summary of the nominee's doctoral research (maximum length of 1 single-spaced page.)
  • Curriculum vitae of the nominee, including honors, awards, involvement and activities in scientific societies and a list of all publications. (Sample CV)
  • Two peer-reviewed manuscripts, manuscripts in press or manuscripts submitted for publication.
  • Copy of text of the abstract submitted to the ASN Annual Meeting. (Please note that you must submit your abstract or presentation using the ASN website according to the instructions for the specific meeting. You will be able to select your submitted in the online application form.)


  • MAY 1, 2021


Please register for the ASN Annual Meeting first. After you submit your abstract, you will have access to the online application system. The Marian Kies Memorial Award application can be found under the "submissions" section of the menu.

  1. The online system form will collect general information and request that you upload, in PDF format, the documents listed above (summary of doctoral research, CV, two peer-reviewed manuscripts). (How to convert MS Word Documents to PDF Documents?). Save online and then view the accuracy of your application. You will be able to edit it until the application process closes.
  2. Upon invitation, letters of recommendation need to be uploaded as PDF files directly from each referee. Your application is finished once both referees have uploaded their letter of recommendation!
For questions, contact the Chairs of the Marian Kies Memorial Award Committee:

Dr. Astrid Cardona
Dr. Michael Fox