[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Call for Nominations of the 2021 Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award

We now accept nominations for the 2021 Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award. This Award is directed to young researchers who have obtained their PhD or equivalent degrees within the past 10 years and who have been active members of the Japan Neuroscience Society for more than three years (the former requirement is reconsidered when research activities were ceased because of life events).


Award recipients will be selected based on their research achievements, research plans, and the record of activity in support of the Japan Neuroscience Society, including presentations at the annual meeting, but not on their individual publications. We encourage applications from a wide variety of research fields, without any bias toward the research fields where publications are relatively easy. Please note the deadline as well as the eligibility requirement of membership duration (at least three years in total, Rules and Regulations 2). As the second stage of selection, award nominees that have been selected during documentation evaluation will be required to submit a review article related to their research to Neuroscience Research (deadline planned for March 31, 2021). The Selection Committee will check the content of the submitted manuscripts before making the final determination of the award winners (Rules and Regulations 3). The manuscript will also be evaluated independently by Neuroscience Research Editorial Board for publication in the journal. The details of the selection processes are described in the Rules and Regulations. We expect to receive many applications from young researchers. We particularly encourage female researchers to apply.


For application, please send 10 copies of each of the documents listed below (1-3) to the Neuroscience Young Investigator Award Selection Committee (The Japan Neuroscience Society, 9th floor Hongo Building, 2-2 Hongo 7-chome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033).

  1. 1) The Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award Application Form (colors and figures are permitted)
    [NOTICE 1] Letter of Recommendation should be sent to the Committee directly by the recommender, not by the applicant.
  2. 2) CV (the applicant may include a description of the period of research suspension due to life events)
  3. 3) Reprints of up to three related articles (copies of papers or manuscripts in press are permitted)

Application Period: September 1 - October 1, 2020【Application documents must arrive by October 1.】 (Please note that the application forms and reprints will not be returned.)

[NOTICE 2] If the postal situation becomes worse, or if the society’s office would be closed due to the spread of COVID-19, we will post an announcement about how we handle the situation in our website.

The Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award Rules and Regulations
The Japan Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award Application Form (MS WORD)
List of all awardees