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Awards of $1,000 and an award of $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International researchers for exceptional neurobiological research. The purpose of this program is to recognize research that has contributed to the advancement of the understanding of the nervous system and brain. The award is intended to support and encourage the work of young and promising neurobiologists who are not older than 35 years. The grand prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years, as described in a 1,000-word entrance essay.
Rules of eligibility:
- The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international research prize.
- Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age.
- The entrant's essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
- The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
- The research must have been performed during the previous three years.
Employees of Eppendorf AG, Science and AAAS and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.
- Deadline for entries: June 15, 2023
- The winner and finalists will be informed no later than the end of September. All applicants will be informed by the end of October. The winner and finalists will be officially announced at the prize ceremony.
The entry form and additional submission materials must be submitted electronically through the prize management system.
All entries must be submitted in English.
Number of Grants
The grand prize winner of the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is selected along with up to three finalists.
Estimated Size of Grant
The winner is awarded US$ 25,000. This is a personal gift. The grand prize winner‘s essay is published in Science and on Science Online. Furthermore, the winner receives a complimentary 10-year AAAS Membership, a 10-year digital subscription to Science as well as US$ 1,000 in complimentary Eppendorf products.
The award is announced and presented at a ceremony in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Eppendorf provides full support for the grand prize winner to attend this event. The winner is also invited for a later trip to Hamburg to visit Eppendorf.
The finalist essays are published on Science Online. The finalists receive full support to attend the prize ceremony. Furthermore, the finalists receive a complimentary 5-year AAAS Membership, a 5-year digital subscription to Science as well as US$ 1,000 in complimentary Eppendorf products.