Individual Prizes and Fellowships

Outstanding Research and Career Awards

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

Eligibility

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

  • You have made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout your career.
  • You have made noteworthy advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience or neuropharmacology.
  • You have conducted or plan to conduct research in the area of substance abuse and the brain or nervous system.
  • You have mentored other neuroscientists or neuroscience students.
 

List of Awards

 

 

The Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize

Supported by: The Gruber Foundation

$500,000 awarded to a scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.

Jacob P. Waletzky Award

Supported by: The Waletzky Prize Award Fund 

$25,000 presented to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award.

Julius Axelrod Prize

Supported by: Eli Lilly and Company Foundation

$25,000 awarded to a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology (or a related area) and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists.

 

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience

$25,000 presented to an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.

Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Supported by: The Swartz Foundation

$25,000 presented to individuals who, over a period of time, have made significant contributions or advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience.

 


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