Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2024


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 1,000-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, 2024;
  • 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.


The winner will receive US$25,000 and the publication of their essay in Science.


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

External Deadline

The entry form and additional submission materials must be submitted electronically through the prize management system found on the Science & PINS Prize website by the external deadline. Please also submit a copy of the application and OR-5 to by the external deadline. 

How to Apply

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

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