Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2020


Science/AAAS, Science Translational Medicine and PINS


The Science and PINS Prize is awarded for innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) simulation of targeted sites in the nervous system, with implications for translational medicine. The Prize was established in 2016 and is awarded annually for outstanding research as described in a 1,500 word essay based on research performed in the past three years.


  • Candidate must be a junior investigator with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and must be 45 years or younger as of Jan 1, 2020;
  • Candidate's essay must describe their research and its implications for neuromodulation;
  • Candidate must have performed or directed the work described in the essay;
  • Research work must have been performed during the previous three years;
  • Employees of PINS, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS and their relatives are not eligible.


Prize money of US$25,000 and publication of the essay in Science


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Entry Form and additional submission materials as listed in the Science & PINS Prize website must be submitted electronically through the prize management system. Please also submit a copy of the application and your OR-5 to by the external deadline. 

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