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Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award

Nominations are now open!

The Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award recognizes a young neuroscience investigator for significant contributions to the scientific community through collaboration, creativity, and curiosity-driven research. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will be provided travel and lodging to the award ceremony at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience’s biennial Sunposium Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 6-8, 2023. The winner will also deliver a keynote address at Sunposium, following their award acceptance. Read more…

Nomination Criteria:
  • Actively engaged in neuroscience research at the time the award is given.
  • Has assumed an independent research position in or after 2015. (Other special circumstances may be evaluated at the discretion of the selection committee.)
  • Postdoctoral Fellows or those dependent upon a Principal Investigator are ineligible.
  • Current and former Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience scientists are ineligible.

Learn more and nominate a talented researcher!

Nomination Deadline: August 15, 2022

The Peter Gruss Young Investigator Award is sponsored by Ms. Raquel Rodriguez, a lawyer and the Chair of the Florida Offices of the law firm Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney. Ms. Rodriguez is a long-time supporter of MPFI’s work and the life science industry and supports the award in honor of Dr. Peter Gruss’s legacy.