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Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2019: call for nominations now open

01 February, 2019 in FENS News

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 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 2019.

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 for personal use,
  • A research budget of up to € 50,000 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 2020 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

All European neuroscientists (born and/or working in Europe) 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. The age limit (deadline 1 May 2019) may be extended for specific circumstances such as maternity and paternity leave (max. 2 years per child).

Deadline for nominations: 1 May 2019.

The prize will be officially awarded by Prof. Kandel at 24 September 2019 in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

For further information please visit: and FENS Awards page.

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