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Young Investigator Award



June 03, 2015


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The Young Investigator Award, supported by AstraZeneca, recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated scholarly independence.

Recipients receive a $15,000 award and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting.

Submit all materials using SfN's award nomination site. Include the following:

  • One nomination letter
  • Maximum of two optional letters of recommendation (One must be from the nominee's current or previous mentor)
  • Current CV (include date on which the advanced degree was awarded)
  • A list of up to five of the nominee's most important published papers

Nominations for the 2015 award are due Wednesday, June 3.


  • Actively engaged in research at the time the award is given.
  • Show evidence of heading an independent research laboratory.
  • Received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within the past 10 years. (Time taken off for child-rearing does not count in these totals. Part-time work and other special circumstances are evaluated at the discretion of the committee.)
  • Post-docs are ineligible.

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