SMART - Student Outstanding Publications

The SMART  Prize is  designed  to  recognize  excellent  research  papers  in  top  journals  published  by  our  undergraduate  and  graduate  students. 
Up  to  four  1,000  NIS  prizes are awarded on a semi‐annual basis.  


The SMART Prize committee members
  1. Dr. Yehu Moran 
  2. Dr. Oren Ram 
  3. Dr. Dana Reichmann 
  4. Dr. Yonatan Tzur 
Prize guidelines:
  • Eligibility: Any Hebrew University student  (B.Sc. and graduate) registered in the Institute of Life Sciences at the time of publication, and supervised by a faculty member of the Institute of Life Sciences.   
  • The  paper  should  be  either  accepted  or  published  before the  application deadline.  No  papers  “in  revision”  or  “in preparation”  will  be considered.
  • Applicants must be first or co‐first author on the accepted paper. 
  • The papers will be evaluated according to:
      a. Estimated novelty
      b. Creativity and expected impact of the published research 
      c. The journal's  five‐year Impact Factor 
      d. Journal ranking within its field. 
  • Each paper may be submitted once (unless decided otherwise by the SMART Prize committee).
  • Prize winners may submit another paper after a time period of at least 12 months.
  • In the case of papers submitted by students instructed by one of the SMART  Prize  committee  members,  a  substitute  faculty  member  will  be recruited to avoid conflict of interest. 
  • The committee may decide not to award all prizes in a given round.

Applicants are requested to submit: 

  • A PDF file of the article. 
  • An  impact  statement  (up  to  5  sentences)  written  for  a  non‐professional  evaluator 
  • SMART submission form
In addition: we intend to post all SMART applicants names and publications on the institute website  and Facebook page 'ביולוגיה בעברית', therefore applications should also include:
  • A short description (2-3 paragraphs) of research purpose and main findings in English and Hebrew 
  • A high-resolution photo or illustration acoompanied by a short explanation.

The  deadline  for  submission  is  Thursday, February 21st  2019
Papers  published  from July 1st 2018 until December 31st 2018 may be submitted for this round.  

Please submit by e‐mail to Lya Brik: