The Brain Prize 2024 – Call Open for Nominations

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Here you will find information about the nomination criteria and guidance on how to nominate a candidate for the prize.

The Brain Prize may be awarded to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves through outstanding contributions to any field of neuroscience, from basic to clinical.

Nomination and Selection

Only candidates who are nominated by others will be considered for The Brain Prize. Further details of the nomination criteria can be found on this page.

The rewarded research must – from an international perspective – be outstanding. It is the task of The Brain Prize Selection Committee to decide in each individual case, what characterizes the research as outstanding and therefore deserves the prize. The current selection committee consists of 9 neuroscientists from all over the world and who are leaders in their fields.

Nomination criteria:

Call for Nominations and Deadlines

The nomination window usually opens in May.

The call for nominations will be announced on this website, on Twitter – @BrainPrize, and on various neuroscience society websites and newsletters.

The deadline for nominations is at the beginning of September for the award of The Brain Prize in the following year.

Feel free to encourage others who might be prepared to nominate, and the Lundbeck Foundation encourages diversity in nominations.

How To Nominate

Important: Please access the nomination module using Google Chrome since older versions of Internet Explorer might be unreliable.

A nomination must include the nominee’s full name and field of research as well as the justification for the nomination based on a selected list of the nominee’s publications. Nominations must be made online.

Please follow all instructions, otherwise, the nomination will be deemed incomplete and invalid:

The Selection Committee

Winners of The Brain Prize are chosen from the pool of nominated candidates by a selection committee consisting of at least 8, and no more than 12 members.

Further details here

Posted on 22/06/2023