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Rafaelsen Young Investigators Award

In 1986 Ole Rafaelsen and William Bunney were instrumental in establishing a CINP programme supporting the attendance of young scientists at the XVth CINP Congress in 1986. That programme was posthumously named the Rafaelsen Fellowship Award to honour Dr. Rafaelsen, who died in 1987.

The recipients of the CINP 2020 World Congress Awards will be chosen by an international scientific jury in March 2020. Seven awardees will be selected and presented with the award consisting of travel expense reimbursement (amount depends on the country of departure; terms and conditions apply), three nights’ accommodation, a certificate, a USD 150 cash stipend for ground transportation and complimentary registration fee for the 2020 CINP World Congress in Taipei, Taiwan. Selected recipients will also have the opportunity to present their abstract orally as part of the Rafaelsen Symposium.


    • The Young Investigator Awards are open to individuals world-wide, independent of nationality, sex or race.
    • Applications must be sponsored by a CINP member.
    • Those nominated may be researchers or clinicians but must have made a commitment to the field of neuropsychopharmacology.
    • Individuals must have a doctorate degree, be working full-time in neuropsychopharmacology research, teaching, or clinical activities, have not reached his/her 36th birthday in the year in which the award is made (i.e., no older than 35 years of age as of 31st December 2020).
    • The Awardee must commit to present a poster or oral presentation at the 2020 CINP World Congress.
    • Awardee must commit to full attendance at the 2020 CINP World Congress.

      2019 Winners

      • Fredrik Hieronymus, Sweden
      • Bin Zhang, China
      • Zheng Chang, Sweden

      2018 Winners

      • Chiara Bortolasci, Brazil
      • Chie Shimmoto-Mitsuyma, Japan
      • Felipe Gomez, USA
      • Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Brazil
      • Georgios Schortsauitis, Switzerland
      • Giovanni Abrahao Salum, Brazil
      • Ji-Seou Seo, USA
      • Mauish Kumar Jha, India
      • Petru Naudé, South Africa
      • Will Lawn, United Kingdom

      2017 Winners

      • Fernando Caravaggio, Canada

      2016 Winners

      • Anand Guruajan, Ireland
      • Daniel Quintana, Australia
      • Divya Mehta, Australia
      • Dawn Ionsecu, USA
      • Gregor Gryglewski, Austria
      • Giulia Treccani, Italy
      • Jee Hyun Kim, Australia
      • Jiamei Lian, Australia
      • Jihook Cha, Japan
      • Tom Freeman, United Kingdom

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