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Deadline for applications: 15 April 2016. The ABC Creative Mind Prize will be presented to a young academic with an original and exciting research proposal that centres around the aspects of creativity, cognition and/or the workings of the human brain.

As a part of the Amsterdam Brain & Cognition programme, the prize winner will be given the opportunity to develop a research plan and to distinguish him or herself as a promising researcher.

New, unexpected ideas

The prize, an initiative by Freek and Hella de Jonge, aims to draw further attention to research on creativity and its underlying cognitive processes, such as the perception of painters, the associative abilities of cabaret artists or the architectural design process.  Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following key criterion: the research project must be based on a new, unexpected idea on the brain’s role in the creative process, and the applicant must submit a plan outlining how he/she aims to research this aspect.

The prize

The winner will receive €10,000, to be used for purposes in accordance with the submitted proposal. The prize winner will also have the opportunity to carry out his/her research plan with an ABC Talent Grant with a max of €100,000. The prize will be presented by Freek de Jonge in a ceremony on June 24, 2016 at 'De Brakke Grond'.

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2016.