Science & PINS Prize - How to Enter

The Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is a highly competitive prize which honors scientists for their excellent contributions to neuromodulation research.

The Prize is awarded annually to one young researcher for the most outstanding neuromodulation research conducted by him/her during the past three years.

Prize money: US$25,000

Next application deadline: March 15, 2017

Rules of Eligibility

Entrants must be a Junior Investigator with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and must be 45 years or younger as of January 1, 2017.

The entrant's essay must describe their research and its implications for neuromodulation.

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 PINS, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

Procedures for Entry

The entrant must submit the following items:

  • A completed Entry Form.
  • An essay, written by the entrant, which describes his or her research and places it in perspective with respect to current research in the field of neuromodulation. The essay must not exceed 1,500 words in length. The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the past three years.
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from his or her postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or other senior colleague who is familiar with the entrant's work.
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
    1. Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay
    2. Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and
    3. Relevant professional experience
  • Copies of two of the entrant's papers that are most relevant to the essay.

The Entry Form and additional submission materials must be submitted electronically through our prize management system here.

Below is a timeline for the prize selection process. You will be contacted only if there are additional materials or information needed.

March/April/May: Compilation and Review of Submissions

June/July: Selection of Prize Winner

September: Announcement of Prize Winner and Awards Ceremony

Deadline for Entries

March 15, 2017

Judging Procedures

Editors from Science will be responsible for the initial evaluation of the essays. The top 10 percent of the essays will be forwarded to the judging panel. The judging panel will be composed of prominent international researchers in the field of neuroscience. The essays will be rated in two areas: scientific quality and significance, and clarity and style of the writing.

Questions/Inquiries

SciencePINSPrize@aaas.org

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