Deadline: May 20, 2014


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The International Neuroethics Society is pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new student prize in neuroethics, which is envisioned to promote interest in neuroethics at an early stage in student's careers. All current postsecondary students in any discipline (undergraduate, graduate, or professional) are eligible and invited to submit a single-author essay on any topic in Neuroethics (e.g. ethical, legal, policy and social implications of neuroscience). 

The benefits of having an essay selected as one of the top two scholarly essays include:

  • Essay published in the Kopf Carrier (Newsletter of Kopf Instruments) as part of the "Neuroethics in Neuroscience Series" edited by Judy Illes (Director, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC),

  • Essay fast-tracked for submission to the American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience (AJOB-N), where it will be peer-reviewed and considered for publication, 

  • One year free membership with the International Neuroethics Society

  • Two $250 Michael Patterson Travel Stipends, which must be used to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society in Washington, D.C. (Nov 13 &14)

  • Special opportunity to network with senior members and students at the November meeting. 

Submission Requirements:

  • Essays should be single author, shorter than 2000 words (excluding references), double spaced, written in English, and should not have any identifying information (e.g., should not contain the student's name); authors will be anonymous to the reviewers

  • Students should include a cover page with name and contact information (address, phone, email), university, program affiliation, and year of study. 

  • Each Student may submit only one essay

  • Students may submit an original essay or one they have written previously as part of a course

  • If students submit an abstract to the INS meeting, they may also submit an essay here on the same topic

  • Submission deadline is 20-May-2014. Cover page and essay should be saved as a single file in the format "Surname_INS_Student_Essay_Prize.doc" and emailed to with the subject line: "INS Student Essay Prize."

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