Call for Neuroethics Essay Contest Open

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The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) are pleased to announce 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:

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. 

All authors with a winning and honorable mention essay are also eligible to receive:

Essays must be submitted by July 5, 2024. Incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted. Please review all eligibility and submission requirements below. We especially encourage submissions from students and trainees from underrepresented groups.

Share the call for essays with your colleagues and students who are interested in neuroethics! We have images and documents to promote the contest available in multiple languages. Thank you for helping to spread the word.

Contact INS staff ( with questions or requests for accommodation. Contact Ashvin Kumar, Managing Editor of the IYNA Journal (, with any questions or requests for accommodation if you plan to submit to the IYNA-INS High School Neuroethics Essay category.

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Posted on 29/04/2024