Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The international Eppendorf & Science Prize is a $25,000 personal prize awarded annually to a young neurobiologist, not older than 35 years and having received an advanced degree in the field in the last 10 years, for outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted or directed by him/her during the past three years.

As well as the US $25,000 prize, the winner’s essay is published in Science and Science Online. The essays of up to three finalists are also published online. The award is presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Eppendorf provides travel funds to enable the winner to attend the meeting.

Nomination Process

A nomination is not necessary; candidates may apply directly. 

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • a completed entry form found online
  • additional materials (submitted in PDF to the online prize management system):
    • a 1000 word essay describing the research under consideration and contextualizing it with respect to contemporary neurobiological research (Essays are evaluated on the basis of scientific quality and significance, and clarity and writing style.)
    • a one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or another senior colleague familiar with the work
    • a CV, which must include:
      •  a list of papers the published by the applicant on the research in question
      •  academic and professional awards and honors 
      •  relevant professional experience
  • copies of two of the applicant’s papers most relevant to the essay


The application deadline is June 15, 2017


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall (julaine.hall@uwo.ca) at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the application process

Website: http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/eppendorf/rules