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Honoring members who make valuable contributions to the field.
Outstanding Career and Research Achievements Awards
These awards honor the work of dedicated scientists who make outstanding contributions to the field of neuroscience - through research, mentorship, and more.
Julius Axelrod Prize
Awarded to scientists for standout achievements in neuropharmacology, or a related area, while mentoring younger scientists. Supported by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation.
Peter Seeburg Integrative Neuroscience Prize
The Peter Seeburg Integrative Neuroscience Prize awarded by the Schaller-Nikolich Foundation, FENS, and SfN honors original and groundbreaking achievements in neuroscience.
Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience
The highest honor that we bestow, this award recognizes the achievements of a scientist throughout the course of his or her lifetime.
Jacob P. Waletzky Award
Recognizes young scientists whose research has significantly furthered the understanding of drug addiction. Supported by The Waletzky Prize Award Fund.
The Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Granted to a scientist who greatly impacted the field through sustained contributions or recent breakthroughs. Supported by The Swartz Foundation.
Early Career Awards
For students, postdoctoral fellows, and scientists in the field for a decade or less who have contributed remarkable research or achievements.
Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Science
Awarded to a young neuroscientist's outstanding PhD thesis in the area of behavioral neuroscience. Supported by The Grass Foundation.
Jennifer N. Bourne Prize in Brain Ultrastructure
The Jennifer N. Bourne Prize in Brain Ultrastructure, funded by Kristen M. Harris, recognizes an early-career neuroscientist for outstanding work that advances our understanding of brain structure and structure-function relationships at the nanometer scale.
Janett Rosenberg Trubatch Career Development Award
Honors young neuroscientists who exhibited creativity in their research and successful academic transitions on the path to tenure. Supported by The Trubatch Family.
The Nemko Prize in Cellular or Molecular Neuroscience
Recognizes a young neuroscientist's standout PhD thesis on the various mechanisms of higher brain function and cognition. Supported by The Nemko Family.
Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award
Awarded to a young neuroscientist whose research and academics have excelled in an international setting. Supported by The Gruber Foundation.
Young Investigator Award
For neuroscientists with a decade's experience or less who have successfully contributed to their field. Supported by Sunovion.