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Entrants must be an early career neurobiologist who holds an advanced degree [M.D., Ph.D., or an M.D./Ph.D.] received in the last 10 years and you are not older than 35 years of age at the time of entry.*

The entrant's essay must describe contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular, cellular, systems, or organismic biology.

The entrant must have performed or directed the work described in the essay.

The research must have been performed during the previous three years.

Text generated from AI, machine learning, or similar algorithmic tools cannot be used to generate the submission nor its accompanying figures, images, or graphics. Limited
editing with tools such as Grammarly is acceptable but must be declared. During submission, entrants will be required to declare they have not used AI inconsistent with this
requirement. Entrants are accountable for the accuracy of the entry and for ensuring that there is no plagiarism. They must also ensure that all sources are appropriately
cited and should carefully review the work to guard against bias that may be introduced by AI. Editors may decline to consider an entry if AI is used inappropriately.

While the research may be part of a larger team effort, an eligible entrant must be a single individual and the essay must focus on their contribution.

An entrant may not win more than one Science Prize using the same essay or a similar essay on the same research.

Essays on the same research cannot win more than one Science Prize regardless of who the entrant is.

Past winners of a Science Prize cannot be eligible for another Science Prize until at least 5 years have passed since the award. For a full list of Science Prizes please see https://www.science.org/content/page/prizes-and-awards.

Employees of the Eppendorf Group, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.


*The eligibility threshold can be extended for the following documented circumstances:

  • ·         Maternity leave: 18 months extension for each child born. If the applicants can document a longer total maternity leave,
              the eligibility period will be extended by the documented time of actual leave(s) for all children taken.

  • ·         Paternity leave: extension by the documented time of paternity leave for each child born.

    ·         Disability, long-term illness (absence from academic activity of more than six consecutive months in a year).

    ·         National or civilian service: extension by the documented amount of leave taken by the applicant.

    ·         Clinical training: extension by the documented time of clinical training received by the applicant up to a maximum
              of 2 years.


  • For a full list of Science Prizes please see https://www.science.org/content/page/prizes-and-awards.

  • Deadline for Submissions: June 15, 2024

    Click Here to Register and Submit an Entry for the 2024 Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology