Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation
About the Prize
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 for outstanding research as described in a 1,500 word essay based on research performed in the past three years.
The winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is awarded US$25,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science. The award is announced and presented at a ceremony usually in September each year.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world's largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals, Science, Science Translational Medicine, ScienceSignaling, Science Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics.AAAS was founded in 1848.
The non-profit AAAS—www.aaas.org—is open to all and fulfills its mission to "advance science and serve society" through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more.
Beijing PINS Medical Equipment Co. Ltd. was established in 2008 and is located in Changpin Garden, Beijing, China. PINS Medical devotes itself to providing cutting edge treatments for patients who suffer from neurological disorders.
As part of the “National Engineering Laboratory for neuromodulation”, PINS Medical works in close cooperation with Tsinghua University and the numerous affiliated clinical centers, becoming a center of attraction for a wide range of professional talents in areas of clinical research, innovative R&D and business management.
With an outstanding reputation as a high-tech healthcare corporation, PINS Medical has a primary mission for providing innovative, high-quality products and services for patients to improve quality of life.
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, 2018
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, 2018.
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:
- Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay
- Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and
- Relevant professional experience
- Copies of two of the entrant's papers that are most relevant to the essay.
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
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