Call for Submissions | Rising Star Award In Brain Science Technology
International Call for Submissions
The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the University of Pennsylvania is proud to announce its annual CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the Rising Star Award in neuroscience research.
  • USD 10,000 personal honorarium
  • Submission deadline is December 10, 2019
  • Details at
This year’s Rising Star Award celebrates the convergence of multiple disciplines – from advanced imaging and computation to bioengineering – in support of the “Year of Brain Science Technology” on Penn’s campus, and it honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to Brain Science Technology with a USD 10,000 honorarium at the 36th Annual MINS Retreat and Symposium on April 28, 2020.
“Technological advances often precipitate paradigm shifts in knowledge. Novel methods for measuring the living brain with ever higher spatial and temporal resolution are providing new insights into brain organization and function. The 2020 MINS Rising Star Award will honor a researcher whose focus on the latest acquisition and analysis methods is expanding the frontiers of basic and clinical neuroscience research.”
-John A. Detre, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Neurology, and Director of the new Brain Science Center at Penn.
Rising Star Award in Brain Science Technology
  • In addition to the USD 10,000 personal honorarium, the award recipient will present a research seminar at the symposium.
  • Also at the symposium, Polina Anikeeva, Ph.D., of MIT will give the Sprague Lecture, and Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D., of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, will give the Adler Lecture.
  • Researchers who received their first advanced degree, such as the Ph.D., in 2006 or more recently are invited to submit an entry.
  • Winner must be able to travel to the University of Pennsylvania to present a research seminar.
Submission Requirements:
  • Applicants should submit a single PDF file with:
    • A one-page description of their contribution to Brain Science Technology
    • Full curricula vitae
    • Names of three references – references will be requested separately.
  • The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2019 to
  • More information may be found at
Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences, Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, 415 Curie Blvd., Philadelphia, PA  19104