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Individual Prizes and Fellowships

Gerard Prize recipient honored at Neuroscience 2013.
2013 Ralph W. Gerard Prize awardee Carol A. Barnes, PhD with SfN Past President Larry W. Swanson, PhD.
Next Generation Award recipients honored at Neuroscience 2013.
2013 Next Generation Awardee for Predoctoral/Postdoctoral team from Northwestern University (Shaoi Hattori, Matthew Schroeder, and Jessica Wilson) (right) with SfN Past President Larry W. Swanson, PhD.
Travel award recipients honored at Neuroscience 2013.
Travel award recipients gather at Neuroscience 2013.
SfN awards honor and support neuroscientists at all career stages. Prizes, fellowships, and travel awards recognize scientific achievement and discovery, outreach efforts, contributions to the field, mentoring activities, and more.

Each year, SfN honors some of the best research and achievements by neuroscientists around the globe with more than $500,000 in prizes and other compensation, such as complimentary travel and registration for SfN's annual meeting.

These awards recognize scientists at all stages of their careers for a variety of activities, including research that expands knowledge of the brain and its functions, outreach programs that educate the public about neuroscience, and mentoring efforts that cultivate achievement for the next generation of neuroscientists.

It's easy to nominate a student, teacher, or a colleague. Select one of the categories below to find the most appropriate award, determine if your candidate is eligible, and submit your nomination today.


Individual awards and fellowships, recognizing personal achievement in neuroscience, include:


SfN-administered training programs for neuroscience students.

Outstanding Research and Career Awards

Awards presented to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the field through research and other scientific achievements.

Promotion and Mentoring of Women in Neuroscience

Awards honoring individuals, both male and female, who have made significant contributions to the advancement of women in neuroscience.

Science Education and Outreach

Awards recognizing the contributions of educators and advocates and their efforts to promote the field of neuroscience to students and the general public.

Travel Awards

Awards to provide financial assistance for travels costs associated with SfN's annual meeting and other neuroscience-related meetings.

Young Scientists Achievements and Research Awards

Awards recognizing students, postdoctorals and early-career scientists who have made significant accomplishments in the field of neuroscience.

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