Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience

Ends on 31 January 2022

• Scope of the Award:
Research in developmental neuroscience at the tissue and cellular levels. The scope of the Award is not limited to phenomena during fetal or developmental stages; it also includes adult neurogenesis and its biological significance and its changes resulting from aging and diseases. (As a general rule, applied studies are not included within the scope of the Award.)
• Eligibility:
As a general rule, researchers who have received their doctorate or comparable academic degree less than 20 years prior to the application submission deadline. (Not limited to members of the Japan Neuroscience Society.)
• Supplemental Prize:
10,000 USD (Fixed total amount if the Award is granted to two or more recipients.)
• Selection Criteria:
Submit three articles.
One corresponding author article published within five years of the application deadline Two first or corresponding author articles (no limitation of published year)
Only original articles are evaluated, and review papers should not be included.
• How to Apply:
Applications shall be submitted to the Award website.
The following three sets of documents are required to be uploaded via website.

  1. One article which was published within five years of the application deadline and the applicant shall be a corresponding author. (PDF of article),
  2. Other two articles representing the applicant’s achievements and the applicant shall be a first or corresponding author (PDF of two articles)
  3. Application Form with Brief summary of scientific achievements (Download here)
• Obligation of the Recipient:
To make an award lecture at the Japan Neuroscience Society annual meeting to be held in the same year, that is the NEURO2022, which will be held in Okinawa, Japan on June 30 – July 3, 2022 (Economy-class tickets and an accommodation fee will be provided for the recipient if he/she is an overseas researcher and will fly to Japan).
• Deadline Date:
Applications must be received by January 31, 2022
• Method of Selection and Notification of the Result:
The Selection Committee will evaluate the applications to determine the recipient. The applicants will be notified of the selection results by the end of March 2022.
• Award Ceremony:
The Award recipient will be recognized and presented with the prize money at the meeting of the NEURO2022 held June 30th – July 3rd, 2022.

Japan Neuroscience Society Joseph Altman Award in Developmental Neuroscience Rules and Regulations