Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Prize – ‘The Brain Prize’- is awarded to one or more scientists who have distinguished themselves by an outstanding contribution to European neuroscience.
The Prize recognizes a highly original and influential advance in brain research. If several researchers have contributed significantly to this achievement, more than one individual may be nominated. Nominees can be of any nationality, but the research for which they are nominated must have been in Europe or in collaboration with researchers in Europe.
Only nominated candidates will be considered by the Selection Committee. Candidates may be renominated in future years.
The € 1 million prize is a personal prize.
Without any requirements in terms of affiliation and without any reference to formal retirement, nominees should be expected to be able to continue their contribution to brain research for at least a further decade.
The Brain Prize Year
During The Brain Prize Year, there are key highlights and meetings before the winner of the prize is announced. These are illustrated below: