The Brain Prize

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Organization:Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation
Financing type:Private
Scope of funding:European
Topic: #57091
Start:2019 May 27
FSJD end:2019 Aug 25
Official end:2019 Sep 1


The Brain Prize has been established by a private Danish foundation, the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation. Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize – 'The Brain Prize'- is awarded to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to European neuroscience and who are still active in research.

The Brain Prize recognises highly original and influential advances in any area of brain research, defined as research on any aspects of the brain and the nervous system in health and disease. It is a broad research field, encompassing a wide range of disciplines from basic neuroscience to applied clinical research aimed at producing new scientific knowledge on aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prophylaxis of diseases affecting the brain and the nervous system.


- Nominees must have made outstanding contributions to European neuroscience.

- They can be of any nationality.

- The Prize may be awarded to one or shared by two or three scientists who have distinguished themselves through publication of outstanding results in the field of brain research. The prize may in extraordinary cases be awarded to four or more researchers.

- Self-nomination is not accepted, and nominees should not be informed of their nomination.

- Nominations are valid for three years.


€ 1 milion


All nominations must be submitted in English, using the electronic nomination form:


The deadline for nominations is usually 1 September for the awarding of the Prize in the following year. The deadline will be announced on this website, on Twitter @brain­_prize and in leading scientific journals.

In case of interest, please contact with the Research Management Department.


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