The Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation is a highly competitive prize which honors scientists for their excellent contributions to neuromodulation research. Neuromodulation is any form of alteration of nerve activity through the delivery of physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation to targeted sites of the nervous system. Established in 2016, the prize is awarded annually for outstanding research as described in a 1,500 word essay based on research performed in the past three years.
The winner of the prize is awarded US$25,000 and publication of his or her essay in the journal Science. The Grand Prize essay and that of the Runner-up are also published on Science online.
Watch this video to hear 2017 Grand Prize Winner Meaghan C. Creed and 2017 Finalist Raag Airan describe their research and what it means to win this prize.