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Schilling Research Award of the GNS

This prize is awarded by the GNS, biannually in the odd years, for outstanding achievements in the field of brain research. The prize of 20,000 Euro is intended to support young scientists up to the age of 35 years.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Technology Award of the GNS

This prize is awarded by the GNS, biannually in the odd years, for outstanding contributions to the field of new technologies in brain research. The prize of 2,500 Euro is donated by the company Thermo Fisher Scientific. It supports young scientists up to the age of 35 years.

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Breaking News’ Best Paper Award

With this award, the GNS pursues one of its primary goals, supporting and encouraging young researchers. Three awardees are selected from undergraduate students who delivered short communications during one of the two Breaking News Symposia.

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Otto Loewi Medal of the German Neuroscience Society

The German Neuroscience Society pays tribute to members who have both committed themselves to the success of the GNS and whose scientific contribution made crucial impacts in their field. The prize consists of a medal plus a monetary prize of 10,000 Euro and is awarded approximately every four years.

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Jugendforscht special prize of the GNS

Until 2018, the GNS had awarded an annual special prize of 1,000 Euro for a neuroscience project within the framework of the federal competition "Jugendforscht." The prize was suspended in 2019 due to disagreements between the board of the GNS and leaders of Jugendforscht on the topic of animal experimentation.

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Awards from other funding agencies

This directory catalogs science awards focusing on neuroscience in Germany and abroad, provided that German applicants are accepted. The awarding institutions can make their own entries here.

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Archive of GNS awards

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