The Brain Prize recognizes highly original and influential advances in research on the nervous system, covering all aspects from fundamental studies to research related to understanding and treatment of diseases of the brain and other parts of the nervous system.

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.

Nominees can be of any nationality and working in any part of the world.

This Prize is intended to raise the visibility of neuroscience and to be a stimulus to this important field of research. The Selection Committee seeks your help in securing nominations of the highest quality. Please consider nominating one or more individuals, and feel free to encourage others, anywhere in the world, who might be prepared to nominate.

Nominations under active consideration by the Selection Committee will be retained for a further 2 years, unless specifically withdrawn by the nominator. Renomination of previous nominees is possible and encouraged.

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

Anyone can nominate and nominations are submitted online via the Lundbeck Foundation’s application and nomination system. A nomination must include the nominee’s full name and field of research as well as the justification for the nomination based on a selected list of the nominee’s publications.

Self-nomination is not accepted.

Only nominated candidates will be considered.

Enquiries about the nomination procedure should be directed to:

Lundbeck Foundation
Scherfigsvej 7
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø
Telephone: +4539128000

The Brain Prize