The Society for Neuroscience works to advance understanding of the brain and nervous system, support scientific exchange and the neuroscience community, educate and engage the public, and advocate for the field.
To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Young Investigator Award, which recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions of a young neuroscientist who demonstrates scholarly independence. The recipients will receive a $15,000 award as well as complementary registration, transportation, and hotel accommodations for the SFN annual meeting.
To be eligible, applicants must be actively engaged in research at the time the award is bestowed and have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past ten years. (Time taken off for child-rearing does not count in the total, and part-time work and other special circumstances will be evaluated at the discretion of the committee.) Self-nominations are not accepted.
See the Society for Neuroscience website for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and a list of past awardees.