Deadline to submit to the 2024 Neuroethics Essay Contest

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Event Dates: 5 Jul 2024

Registration Deadline: 5 Jul 2024

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) have announced a call for submissions for the Neuroethics Essay Contest in 2024. Now in its 11th year, the contest promotes interest in neuroethics among students and trainees around the world.

Four submission categories are available:

  • IYNA-INS High School Neuroethics Essay
  • General Audience Essay
  • Academic Essay
  • Video Essay

Authors of winning submissions — a total of four (4) with one from each category — will receive a $500 prize. Authors with honorable mention submissions — which may be up to eight (8) from across the four categories — will receive a $250 prize. 

Participation in the contest is open to any high school or secondary school student, any post-secondary student, and any postdoctoral fellow or similar early-career trainee from anywhere in the world. Students must be currently enrolled in school, accepted to a program for a future term, or preparing to apply to graduate programs.

Essay submissions can cover any topic in neuroethics and should address a focused problem at the intersections of the mind and brain sciences, ethics, and law. Example topics include, but are not limited to: neuroenhancement, neurolaw, neurology, moral psychology, moral philosophy, neuro/brain stimulation, ethics of neurodegenerative illness, neurogenetics, neurotechnology policy and regulation, philosophy of mind, clinical ethics in psychiatry and neurosurgery, neural imaging, big data and neuroscience, brain–computer interaction, military applications of neurotechnology, and free will.

Contact Details

Name: Erin Morrow