Julius Axelrod Prize

Funding Agency:
Society for Neuroscience

The Julius Axelrod Prize, endowed by the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, honors a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology (or a related area) and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists.

Recipients receive a $30,000 prize and complimentary registration, transportation (economy air or ground), and two nights hotel accommodations for the SfN annual meeting. The SfN president presents the prize at a lecture at the meeting. In addition, the recipient is invited to give the keynote address for a symposium that is held at the NIMH in the Spring of the following year. This annual event is held in honor of Dr. Julius Axelrod to commemorate his monumental contributions to the fields of pharmacology and neuroscience.

Nominations of women scientists are encouraged.

Deadline for nominations: April 4, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Nomination Criteria:

  • Nominations must be made or endorsed by an SfN member.
  • Nominees do not need to be SfN members.
  • Self-nomination is not permitted.
  • No person may nominate more than one candidate.
  • Current SfN officers and councilors are ineligible for nomination.
  • Due to the potential conflicts of interest, members of the selection committee may not be the nominees and they cannot serve as nominators nor write letters of recommendation.



Funding Type





Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 4, 2024