Advice from past winners
"If you have contributed a new idea to the brain research field, you should apply for this award. Over the past ten years, the Eppendorf & Science Award has emerged as the premier venue for young neuroscientists to share their vision of the future. It is a competition that emphasizes creativity, communication and inspiration. I am extremely grateful that a colleague encouraged me to apply and take the opportunity to share my passions and ideas! Few of us ever thought we would be selected as finalists or winners…"
Dr. Christopher Gregg, Winner 2010
"Just as there's no one type of neurobiologist, I don't think that there's a single type of prize winner. What's important is to be able to convey your discoveries in whatever field you research, succinctly, simply, and enthusiastically!"
Dr. Richard Benton, Winner 2009
“This prize is special because the judges care as much about your passion for an interesting problem as the brand name of where you‘ve published. This gets to the heart of why it is exciting to be a scientist – you get to be the first to learn something about how the world works, and you get to tell everyone about it.“
Dr. Maxwell G. Heiman, Finalist 2009
“I applied for the Prize because a colleague suggested it. At the time I thought it was a bit silly because I thought there was little chance that I could win. Now I realize that everybody thinks this…but of course someone always does win! Everyone who thinks they might have a chance of winning should just give it their best shot. It‘s a challenge to describe your research clearly to the readership of Science magazine because you have to pitch your work broadly and you can‘t just write for people in your small field. But this is good practice anyhow, so even if you don‘t win you‘ll certainly have learnt something from the experience.“
Dr. Rachel Wilson, Winner 2007