Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience

Funding Agency:
Society for Neuroscience

The Swartz Prize, endowed by the Swartz Foundation, honors an individual whose activities have produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience or who has made a particularly noteworthy recent advance in theoretical or computational neuroscience.

Nominations are especially encouraged of scientists whose work represents recent impactful advances to the field. 

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 SfN annual meeting.

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





Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

April 4, 2024