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Pioneer Award

The Award is given at each Congress to one individual to honour those who have made major contributions to the field of neuropsychopharmacology. The candidate should have made major contributions and must be internationally recognized as significant to the growth of the field.
The CINP Pioneer Awardee will be recognized at a ceremony during the 35th CINP World Congress taking place in Tokyo, Japan, from May 23-26, 2024. They will receive free attendance to the congress, the Arvid Carlsson medal, up to three nights at the congress hotel as well as travel support.


The Call for Nominations is currently closed.

Previous Winners

  • 2023 - Eric Kandel (USA), Raquel Gur (USA), Raphael Mechoulam (Israel) 
  • 2022 - Toshitaka Nabeshima (Japan), Nancy Andreasen (USA), Tomas Hökfelt (Sweden)
  • 2020 - Oleh Hornykiewicz (Austria), Torgny Svensson (Sweden), Judith Rapoport (USA)
  • 2018 - Kjell Fuxe (Sweden), Hans-Jürgen Möller (Germany), Robert Post (USA), Susan Iversen (UK)
  • 2016 - George Aghajanain (USA), Sun Kil Min (Republic of Korea), Herbert Meltzer (USA), Stuart Montgomery (UK)
  • 2014 - Julien Mendlewicz (Belgium), Thomas Südhof (USA), Solomon Snyder (USA)
  • 2012 - William Bunney (USA), Karl Rickels (USA), Moussa L. Youdim (Israel)
  • 2010 - Per Bech (Denmark), Salomon Langer (Israel), Teruo Okuma (Japan)
  • 2008 - Jean-Pierre Changeux (France), Samuel Gershon (USA), Hannah Steinberg (UK)
  • 2006 - Leonard Cook (USA), Fridolin Sulser (USA), Merton Sandler (UK)
  • 2004 - Hanns Hippius (Germany), Alfred Pletscher (Switzerland), Herman M. van Praag (The Netherlands)
  • 2002: Frank Ayd, Jr. (USA), Arvid Carlsson (Sweden), Jonathan Cole (USA)

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