Outreach and AwardsFoundation BrainAid/IZN Dissertation Award


For the best dissertation in the Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences

The Foundation BrainAid/IZN Dissertation Award is a prize for an outstanding dissertation (PhD, MD, or similar) in the Neurosciences. The award comes with 500 € in prize money. Candidates must be current members of IZN research groups or have been members while the relevant work was performed. Self-nomination of candidates is encouraged.  

Deadline for nominations is May 31, 2024. The prize will be awarded during the annual IZN Retreat, July 14-15, 2024, 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)
  • PDF of the dissertation submitted in 2023 or before May 31, 2024

Please email your application to the chair of the selection committee, Prof. Dr. Andreas Draguhn Andreas.Draguhn@physiologie.uni-heidelberg.de.

Past Winners

2023: Jose Ricardo da Cruz Vieira (Ruiz de Almodóvar lab)

2022: David Brito (Oliveira lab)

2021: Jing Yan (Bading lab)

2020: Jakob Wasserthal (Maier-Hein lab)