Eric Kandel Young Neuroscientists Prize 2015

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 2015. 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 in the amount of € 50,000.00 for personal use,

• Up to € 25,000.00 for an additional mentoring, training or cooperation programme with a leading expert in the field,

• The Eric Kandel Prize Lecture at the FENS Forum 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

All European neuroscientists under the age of 40, who have demonstrated outstanding and independent scientific creativity and productivity, as documented by multiple and excellentpublications in leading scientific journals, are eligible. Candidates must be nominated by the head of their university/research institute or by an internationally renowned neuroscientist. Self-nomination is not possible. Nominations mustinclude the following documentation: 1) a letter of recommendation (not exceeding two pages), 2) the candidate’s curriculum vitae including, 3) a publication list, 4) up to three keypublications in PDF format, 5) a cover letter from the nominee, stating clearly what he/she expects to gain from the mentoring process (including proposals for mentors). For applicationdetails, please visit: The deadline for nominations is November 1, 2014. Nominations must be sent via email to the address below. The successful candidate will be selected by an international jury of leading neuroscientists. The prize will be awarded by Prof. Eric Kandel in Frankfurt in 2015.


For questions, please contact:

Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung Dr. Alexander Grychtolik Grüneburgweg 105

D-60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 69 660 756 156


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