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Outreach and AwardsIZN/Chica and Heinz Schaller Young Investigator Neuroscience Award

For the best first author publication by a young scientist in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences

The IZN/Chica and Heinz Schaller Young Investigator Neuroscience Award is an annual prize offered by the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation and is given in recognition of an outstanding first-author research publication in any aspect of neuroscience. Candidates must be current members of IZN research groups or have been members while the relevant work was performed. IZN principal investigators are excluded unless the work was clearly done during their post-doctoral or doctoral period at the IZN. Self-nomination of candidates is encouraged.

Deadline for nominations for the 2025 award is May 30, 2025 and the award winner will be notified at the end of June 2025. The prize money of 1000 € may be divided between equally contributing first authors and is to be used at the winner’s or winners’ discretion. The prize will be presented at an award ceremony during the annual IZN Retreat at Kloster Schöntal.

Applications should include:

  • CV
  • Scientific justification (one page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Summary of the significance of the work in lay terms (half page, single spaced, Arial 11)
  • Original paper published or accepted for publication in 2024 or before May 30, 2025

Please email your application to the chair of the selection committee, Dr. Ana Oliveira:  Ana.Oliveira@zi-mannheim.de.