Prize Opportunity: 2023 Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation




The Science & PINS Prize is awarded for innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine. Established in 2016, the prize is administered by Science and awarded annually for outstanding research as described in a 1,000 word essay based on research performed in the past three years.


FUNDING INFORMATION: $25,000 prize and essay publication in the journal Science



Entrants must be a Junior Investigator with an advanced degree received in the last 10 years and must be 45 years or younger as of 1 January  2023.

The entrant’s essay must describe their research and its implications for neuromodulation.

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

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

Employees of PINS, its subsidiaries, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.



As this opportunity is not institutionally limited, the Office of Research will not be conducting a formal review or selection process. If you need further information or if the Office of Research can provide assistance in your application, please reach out to Joe Farmer at


Sponsor Deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2023