Applications Being Accepted for the Science and PINS $25, 000 Prize for Neuromodulation

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the journal Science announced on January 23, 2018, that they are accepting applications for the Science and PINS Prize for Neuromodulation. This is a highly competitive prize that honors scientists making contributions to research in neuromodulation, defined as “any alteration of nerve activity through delivery of physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation to targeted sites of the nervous system.” The prize was established in 2016 and is awarded for outstanding research in the field of neuromodulation as described in a 1,500-word essay submitted to the prize committee. The winner is awarded $25,000, travel to an awards ceremony, and publication of their essay in Science

Entrants must be junior investigators who earned an advanced degree within the last 10 years and were 45-years old or younger as of January 1, 2018. Their essay must describe research they have directed or carried out themselves over the last three years and the implications of that research on neuromodulation. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2018, and the rules for entry can be found at http://www.sciencemag.org/prizes/pins/rules

The AAAS was founded in 1848 and includes over 254 affiliated societies and academies of science. Their flagship publication, Science, was founded by Thomas Edison and has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general scientific journal in the world. 

Beijing PINS Medical Equipment Co. Ltd., is a high-tech enterprise with a focus on neuromodulation. The clinical products they have developed to date include deep brain and vagal, spinal, and sacral nerve stimulators. The company name is derived from a Chinese word meaning “Magic Pin.”

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