The Moody Prize is a juried award. A panel of experts that has been chosen by the governing board will review nominations. These must be submitted in the manner and form approved by the board. The panel of experts will recommend award candidates to the board for final consent. A majority vote of the board of governors will approve the recommendation of a nominee for the Moody Prize.
The panel of experts will include 5 to 10 members composed of advocates, distinguished scientists, and practitioners in neuroscience and brain injury rehabilitation who have achieved national distinction. These jurists will be selected by the governing board to serve staggered terms of four years that may be renewed. The board may elect a chairperson from among the appointed jurists to facilitate the selection process. The board, from time to time, will seek the advice and counsel of the panel of experts on procedures and standards for selection. Recipients of the prize are encouraged to contribute to the review of nominations in the four years following their award. Panelists are expected to recuse themselves from reviewing nominations for which they provide written endorsements.
Ordinarily, the prize will be announced annually, and nominations will be requested by the end of the preceding year. Nominations for the award will be solicited through appropriate public notices. Candidates need not be scientists, physicians, or rehabilitation clinicians, but may be public servants, philanthropists, fundraisers, writers, or other individuals who have made distinguished contributions to brain injury awareness, research, advanced education, or rehabilitation practices.
Nominations will be submitted on a form accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names of suitable referees. Panelists will evaluate the work and contributions of each nominee and recommend candidates for consideration to the board of governors.
The decision of the board of governors will be final. Expert panelists may not nominate nor officially endorse a candidate for the prize. If a member of the panel is nominated, he or she will recuse themselves from the deliberations. Panelists will be expected to recuse themselves from participation in the deliberations on any nominee for which their participation may represent an actual or perceived conflict of interest.