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.
- 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.