The ERA-NET NEURON partner countries which includes the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé (FRQS), are issuing the EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD (EPNA) 2022 to recognize the remarkable and outstanding scientific publications by early-career researchers in the field of disease-related, translational, neuroscience.

An award of EUR 3,000 will be granted to the best proposal. The winner will be invited as an “Excellent Paper in Neuroscience” special lecturer during the NEURON Midterm Symposium taking place in Madrid, Spain, on 18th /19th of January 2023. ERA-NET NEURON will cover the award and travel costs related to the lecture. Thus, the call and the award ceremony are aimed to increase the attractiveness of neuroscience research within the early-career researchers, raise awareness of the talented awardees and their excellent scientific results to a larger audience. 

This year, the EPNA Award 2022 has thematic focuses on Sensory Disorders.

Eligibility criteria: 

  • The topic of the article must be clearly relevant to disease-related neuroscience AND focuses on Sensory Disorders
  • Sole first author of publication published between January 1st, 2021 and December 31st, 2021 
  • Affiliated with one of the ERA-NET NEURON country partners at the time of publication

Articles published in open access or available via open access publication repository is strongly encouraged.

The following research areas are excluded from this call:

Neurodegenerative disorders that are addressed by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND).

(Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative dementia, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and PD-related disorders, Prion disease, Motor neuron diseases, Huntington’s disease, Spinocerebellar ataxia, Spinal muscular atrophy)

Call Partner Countries (23): Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Deadline for proposal submission: 
September 30, 2022 – 1 pm – Montreal time (5 pm UTC-GMT time)

Click here for more information about the competition.

More Information
Maxime Beaudoin
Programs manager
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé
514 873-2114, ext. 4369