Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2023: call for nominations now open

03 January 2023

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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 2023. 

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 € 50,000.00 for a scientific cooperation (partnership or mentoring) which extends the laureate’s area of research,
  • The Eric Kandel Prize Lecture at the FENS Forum 2024 in Vienna, Austria

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. The age limit may be extended for specific circumstances such as maternity and paternity leave (max. 2 years per child).

Nomination deadline: 1 May 2023

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About the Hertie Foundation

The work of the Hertie Foundation focuses on two key issues: brain research and strengthening democracy.  It is one of the three largest private patrons of brain research in Europe. In partnership with the Hertie Foundation: Winter SchoolsEric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize, Hertie Foundation Plenary Lecture at the FENS Forum