Epigraph Vol. 8 Issue 4, Fall 2006

Morris-Coole Prize

ILAE awards a new annual prize of 10,000 euros for the best paper published in EPILEPSIA during the previous calendar year.

Morris-Coole Prize

The ILAE is proud to announce the establishment of a new prize, the Morris-Coole prize, of 10,000 euros. The prize will be awarded annually for the paper published in EPILEPSIA during the previous calendar year, which has, in the judges’ opinion, made the most significant advance in knowledge in the field of epilepsy. The winning paper will be a full-length original article (not a review etc), and should not have been the subject of any earlier prize or award. The paper can report either basic or clinical findings, and papers in any research field and from any region will be eligible.

The Judging panel will comprise the President of the ILAE and the two Editors-in-Chief of EPILEPSIA. The panel will consider a short-list of papers prepared by the Associate Editors of EPILEPSIA. The prize will be awarded during the opening ceremony of the International or regional ILAE conference. The winning researchers will also be invited to present their findings at the Morris-Coole lecture at the conference.

The 2006 award will be announced at the XXVII International Epilepsy Congress in July 2007.

The prize was established through the generosity of Mr Christopher Morris-Coole and his wife Sandra, with the intention of stimulating epilepsy research and rewarding young researchers in particular in order to motivate and provide an incentive to excellence.