The new SfN award, named for the legendary Particia Goldman-Rakic, honors dead people.
That's right, the site emphasizes that it is a posthumous award for scientists who were fabulous, supported women in science, were active in SfN or other academic organizations....all that good stuff.
Plus, dead. Not living. A sort of ex-scientist.
This is nuts.
Honor people while they are still alive. If someone dies tragically early, sure make the award posthumously. But let's put our focus on recognizing people while they can still receive the accolades.