Mitchell Alan Ross Prize

The Mitchell Alan Ross Prize was established to encourage young investigators to pursue research in the areas of epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia. 

A prize of $5,000, to be used at the recipient’s discretion, will be awarded to a graduating Fellow, Resident, or Post-doctoral trainee who has completed an outstanding research project in the area of epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia. Priority will be given to individuals who plan to pursue research in epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia as a career.  The prize will be announced in June and awarded prior to July 1 on an annual basis. 

We welcome nominations from your department for consideration of the prize based on the eligibility criteria listed below:

Mitchell Alan Ross Prize

Nomination Deadline:  May 1, 2021

Prize Amount for 2021:  $5,000

Number of Awards: 1 per year


  • Graduating fellows, residents, and postdoctoral fellows at Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Project must involve epilepsy and/or birth asphyxia (basic, translational, and clinical research projects are acceptable)

Application Requirements

  • Recommendation letter from the Department Chair (1-2 pages)
  • Statement from the nominee describing the nominee’s research background, current research efforts, and future goals
  • Updated CV

Criteria for selection of the recipient will include quality of research statement, strength of recommendation letter, and nominee’s track record for success.

To submit a nomination for the Mitchell Alan Ross Prize please follow this link.

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