Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award in Neurobiology of Psychedelics
Call for Submissions

"The Mahoney Institute for Neurosciences (MINS) at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the annual Rising Star Award in neuroscience research. To highlight the "Year of Psychedelics" on Penn's campus, the award honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the Neurobiology of Psychedelics with a USD 10,000 personal honorarium at the MINS 38th Annual Retreat and Symposium on April 12, 2023."

"Advances in the understanding of the neurobiology of psychedelics are providing exciting new neuroscientific insights into mechanisms of brain function and providing novel targets for treatment of brain disorders. The 2023 MINS Rising Star Award will honor a researcher who is at the forefront of unraveling the mechanisms underlying the actions of psychedelics in the brain or translating these discoveries into interventions that preserve, restore, and enhance brain function."

- In addition to the USD 10,000 personal honorarium, the award recipient will present a research seminar at the symposium on April 12, 2023.
- The award recipient will be featured in MINS' Annual Symposium newsletter, distributed to the neuroscience community.

- Researchers who received their first advanced degree, such as a PhD, in 2008 or more recently are invited to submit an entry.
- The winner must be able to travel to the University of Pennsylvania to receive the award and present the seminar.

Submission Requirements:
Applicants should submit a single PDF file with:
- A one-page description of their contribution to Brain Science Technology
- Full curricula vitae
- Names of three references - references will be requested separately