Rising Star Award

Rising Star Award in Neuromodulation
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 Neuromodulation" on Penn's campus, the award honors a young researcher for outstanding contributions to neuromodulation research with a USD 10,000 personal honorarium at the MINS 37th Annual Retreat and Symposium on April 6, 2022."

"Recent years have witnessed breakthroughs in the ability to characterize and directly influence the circuits and networks that underlie brain function," says Roy Hamilton M.D., M.S., Associate Professor of Neurology, and Director of the Brain Science Translation, Innovation, and Modulation (brainSTIM) Center at Penn." Advances in neuromodulation technology are providing exciting new neuroscientific insights and providing novel targets for treatment of brain disorders. The 2021 MINS Rising Star Award will honor a researcher who is at the forefront of using these techniques to promote neuroscientific discovery or to translate these discoveries into interventions that preserve, restore, and enhance brain functions.

- In addition to the USD 10,000 personal honorarium, the award recipient will present a research seminar at the symposium on April 6, 2022.
- Also at the symposium, Prof. Warren Grill, Duke University, will give the Sprague Lecture, and Prof. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard University, will give the Adler Lecture.
- 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 2006 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