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Individual Prizes and Fellowships

Young Scientists Achievements and Research Awards

These awards recognize students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists who have received an advanced degree within the past 10 years and who have made significant accomplishments in the field of neuroscience.


If one or more of the following statements apply, you may be eligible for an award in this category:

  • You are a student of neuroscience currently enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  • You are a postdoctoral student of neuroscience.
  • You have recently contributed outstanding research to the field of neuroscience.
  • You are currently involved in research in an international setting.
  • You are a neuroscientist who has received an advanced degree within the past 10 years.

List of Awards

Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award

Supported by: The Gruber Foundation

Closed for 2014

$25,000 awarded to young neuroscientists for outstanding research and educational pursuit in an international setting.

Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience

Supported by: The Grass Foundation

Closed for 2014

$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis in the general area of behavioral neuroscience.

Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience

Supported by: The Nemko Family

Closed for 2014

$2,500 presented to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis advancing understanding of molecular, genetic, or cellular mechanisms underlying brain function, including higher function and cognition.

Next Generation Award

Closed for 2014

More than $2,000 awarded to two chapter members or teams of members (one at pre/postdoctoral level and one at junior faculty level) for significant efforts in public communication, outreach, and education about neuroscience.

Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award

Supported by: The Trubatch Family

Closed for 2014

$2,000 awarded to recognize individuals who have demonstrated originality and creativity in research and to promote success during academic transitions prior to tenure.

Young Investigator Award

Supported by: AstraZeneca

Closed for 2014

$15,000 awarded for outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree.

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