The Grass Foundation - ANA Award in Neuroscience


The Grass Foundation - ANA Award in Neuroscience was established in 2007 to honor outstanding young investigators doing research in basic or clinical neuroscience. The Grass Foundation was established in 1955 by Albert and Ellen Grass to advance research and education in neuroscience, with a special focus on investigators early in their careers. 

Due to the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.


Submit a Nomination

Eligible Candidates

Eligible candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Current membership in the ANA
  • Physician-scientist neurology faculty members early in their careers (MD or MD, PhD)
  • Faculty who are 5 years or less out of postgraduate or post-fellowship training
  • Actively working in the field of academic neurology or neuroscience

Not Eligible Candidates

  • Full professor is not eligible
  • Previous awardees

Candidates who have submitted unsuccessfully in the past may reapply. Self-nominations are encouraged. 

The Membership, Honorary, and Awards Committee is not required to make the award each year if there is not an outstanding candidate.


The awardee will receive:

  • $1,000 honorarium
  • gratis Annual Meeting registration
  • up to $1,500 travel reimbursement
  • a commemorative plaque


Complete nominations must include the following:

  1. Nomination letter from Senior Neuroscience colleague detailing the nominee’s early achievements and career trajectory in neuroscience research
  2. Nominee’s CV
  3. Research Description: a summation of the nominee’s research (max 1 page) that identifies tops areas of research and includes no more than links to 3 papers. Abstracts are acceptable.    
  4. Completed nomination form

Submit a Nomination Today!

2020 Recipient: Eoin Flanagan
Past Recipients

2019 Ethan Goldberg
2018 Michael Wilson
2017 Clotilde Lagier-Tourenne
2016 Aasef Shaikh
2015 Dena Dubal
2014 Joshua Shulman
2013 Andrew McKeon
2012 Sydney Cash
2007 Jack Parent

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