Eppendorf & Science Prize  for Neurobiology – $25,000USD Prize!

Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology – $25,000USD Prize!

Deadline: June 15, 2016

Neurologists all around the world are invited to apply for the Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. The Prize acknowledges the increasing importance of this research in advancing our understanding of how the brain and nervous system function – a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades.

Eppendorf and Science/AAAS established this international prize in 2002. The Prize is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists. It is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.


  • The winner is awarded $25,000USD. This is a personal gift.
  • The grand prize winner’s essay is published in Science and on Science Online.
  • Furthermore, the winner receives a complimentary subscription to Science and Science Online and US$ 1,000 in complimentary Eppendorf products.


  • The prize is an international research prize.
  • Entrants must be a neurobiologist with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and not older than 35 years of age.
  • The entrant’s essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology.
  • The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.
  • The research must have been performed during the previous three years.
  • Employees of Eppendorf AG, Science and AAAS and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

Application Process

All entrants must submit the following items in English:

  • A completed entry form;
  • An essay written by the entrant that describes his/her research with relevance to and in keeping with current methods and advances in the field of neurobiology. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length.
  • A one-page letter of recommendation from his/her postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or other senior colleague who is familiar with the entrant’s work.
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
    • Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay;
    • Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and
    • Relevant professional experience;
    • Copies of two of the entrant’s papers that are most relevant to the essay.
  • The entry form and additional submission materials must be submitted electronically through the prize management system.

Selection Process

You will be contacted only if there are additional materials or information needed. Please note: If your contact information changes after submission then you must inform sciencemag.org or call +1 202326 6513.

  • June-August: Compilation and review of submissions
  • September: Selection and notification of prize winner
  • November: Announcement of prize winner and prize ceremony

The winner and finalists will be informed no later than the end of September. All applicants will be informed by the end of October. The winner and finalists will be officially announced at the prize ceremony.

For more information, visit Science Prize for Neurobiology.