Otto Loewi Award: Call for Applications

The Otto Loewi Award is a prestigious award for neuroscience research in Austria provided biannually by the Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA). It is named after the Austrian-American Pharmacologist and Physiologist Otto Loewi, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1936 for the discovery of chemical neurotransmission.

The aim of Otto Loewi Award is the promotion of neuroscience research in Austria by awarding this prize for outstanding scientific contributions in an active field of neuroscience. The particular intention is to honor research achieved in Austria. The award is offered biannually.

The 2019 Otto-Loewi-Award is endowed with € 5.300,- sponsored by the Peter und Traudl Engelhorn-Stiftung.

Neuroscientists working in Austria who are not older than 40 years by September 25, 2019, are invited to apply. The proposals are reviewed and decided on by a prize committee chaired by the president of the ANA. The prize is awarded at the occasion of the biannual ANA Meeting in Innsbruck, September 25 – 27, 2019.

Deadline for applications: May 15, 2019

Please submit your CV, your list of publication, and an abstract of not more than 500 words describing the highlights of your work to:

Award committee

The price is awarded by a committee consisting of 5 persons:

  •        the president of ANA
  •        a representative of the sponsor, out of its international scientific staff
  •        two members of ANA to be nominated by the ANA Executive Board
  •        one foreign scientist nominated by ANA Executive Board

The award committee may solicit reviews from experts. Decisions consider the recommendations written down in the San Francisco Declaration.



Understanding and targeting Alzheimer's disease. 5 – 8 May 2019: Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for applications: February 27, 2019.

Dynamics of the brain: temporal aspects of computation. 9 – 12 June 2019: Rungstedgaard, North of Copenhagen, Denmark. Deadline for applications: March 14, 2019.

Please note that ANA provides travel grants for Brain conferences and Cajal Courses for its members. For details, please visit our website. 

SAVE THE DATE: Call for Symposia & Technical Workshops for the FENS Forum 2020

11 – 15 July 2020 | Glasgow, UK

Call for symposium and technical workshop proposals: March 25, 2019 – May 20, 2019

The Programme Committee will establish the scientific programme for the FENS Forum 2020 on the basis of proposals from scientists from all over the world and all areas of neuroscience research. For instructions and guidelines for symposium and technical workshops proposals, please visit