The INS-IYNA 2022 Neuroethics Essay Contest

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The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the Neuroethics Essay Contest in 2022. Now in its ninth year, the contest promotes interest in neuroethics among students and trainees around the world. 

Submissions through the IYNA Journal are open to students in high school or an equivalent secondary school program during the Spring 2022 semester. If you aren’t a high/secondary school student, additional submissions can be sent through a separate submission form. Essay topics are not limited; we encourage authors to remain creative as they explore the intersections of neuroscience and ethics in their essays.  

All essays must be submitted by July 1st, 11:30PM EDTIncomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted. Winners will receive a free 1-year INS student membership ($30 value) and a $250 prize. Any additional information can be found at the official Call for Neuroethics Essay.

Questions about the IYNA-INS High School Essay should be sent to the Managing Editor of the IYNA Journal, Ashley Thommana (

Questions about other categories and eligibility can be directed to INS staff ( 

We wish the best of luck to all participants!