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Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize awarded by the Hertie Foundation and FENS recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers.

The prize is named after American Nobel Prize winner Prof. Eric Kandel, and is awarded every two years.

Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize

The Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize awarded by the Hertie Foundation and FENS recognises the work of outstanding young scientists in the field of neuroscience and helps advance their careers as researchers. The prize is named after American Nobel Prize winner Prof. Eric Kandel, and is awarded every two years.

The Hertie Foundation (Germany), in cooperation with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2017.

The prize was established in 2009 in order to recognise outstanding work by young researchers in any field of neuroscience. The prize includes:

  • Prize money of €50,000.00 for personal use,
  • A research budget of up to €50,000.00 for a scientific cooperation (partnership or mentoring) that extends the laureate’s area of research, and
  • The Eric Kandel Prize Lecture at the FENS Forum 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

All European neuroscientists under the age of 40, who have demonstrated outstanding and independent scientific creativity and productivity, as documented by multiple and excellent publications in leading scientific journals, are eligible.

Candidates must be nominated by the head of their university/research institute or by an internationally renowned neuroscientist. Self-nomination is not possible. Nominations must include the following documentation: 1) a letter of recommendation (not exceeding two pages), 2) the candidate’s curriculum vitae, including 3) a publication list, 4) three key publications in PDF format with at least one independent publication from the candidate ́s own lab, 5) a cover letter from the nominee, stating clearly what he/she expects from the scientific cooperation for his/her professional advancement.

For further information please visit: www.ghst.de/en/kandelprize/.

The name of the prize winner will be announced on the 13 March 2017 (the first day of Brain Awareness Week) under www.ghst.de/en/kandelprize/. The prize will be awarded by Prof. Kandel in Frankfurt in 2017.

Interview with Prof. Marta Zlatic, winner of the Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2017. Click here to see this year's winner.

Marta Zlatic

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