Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award

The Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award is given in recognition of outstanding and innovative scientific work from all areas of neuroscience research.

Further Information

Funding body:
Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Maximum value:
€ 25,000
Application deadline:
None specified

Extended Description

The Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award is donated by the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim and is announced by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). FENS is the main organisation for neuroscience in Europe. FENS was established in 1998 and currently represents over 40 European national and single discipline neuroscience societies with close to 23,000 member scientists from over 30 European countries. Its aim is to promote excellence in neuroscience research and facilitate the exchange and networking between neuroscientists within the European Research Area and beyond.

The Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award is awarded once every two years to recognise outstanding neuroscience research by early- and mid-career European researchers.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible candidates must be under 40 years of age and either be working in a European institute or be of European origin and working abroad.

Nominations can be submitted by the candidates or candidates may be proposed.

Value Notes

The award consists of a personal prize of €25,000.

Previous Successes

Previous winners include:

  • 2016: Gaia Novarino.
  • 2014: Judit Makara.
  • 2012: Ilka Diester.

Application Procedure

Nominations must be submitted to the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

The nomination deadline for the 2016 award was 31 July 2015. The next call for nominations will be launched in summer 2017.

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