EPNA – ’Excellent Paper in Neuroscience Award’

The ERA-NET NEURON launches annual calls for EXCELLENT PAPER IN NEUROSCIENCE AWARD, EPNA. The call is targeted to early-career researches with tight guiding criteria. Early-career researchers can apply with their sole first author research articles in international peer review journals. The topic of the article must be relevant to disease-related, translational, neuroscience and the work must be done in an ERA-NET NEURON participant country. The awardee receives a prize of 3,000 €, and an invitation to present the paper at a conference, including travel support.

Every two years the EPNA-awardee is invited to the largest European conference in the neuroscience field, FENS-Forum (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies), giving the awardee a possibility to present her/his results to a large scientific audience. Thus, the call and the award ceremony are aimed to increase the attractiveness of neuroscience research within the early-career researchers, raise the awareness of the talented awardees and their excellent scientific results to a larger audience.

EPNA 2020 Award

Awardee: Dr. David Zada

The EPNA 2020 was awarded at the NEURON MidTerm Symposium of the Joint Transnational Call 2018 (Mental Disorders), on January 26th, 2021 to Dr. David Zada for his publication ‘Sleep increases chromosome dynamics to enable reduction of accumulating DNA damage in single neurons’.

Dr. David Zada
EPNA Talk Dr. David Zada; © ERA-NET Neuron


Note, that the Award is granted in the year following the open EPNA call.