Sponsoring Institution: International Brain Bee, International Neuroethics Society, Hip Hop Public Health
Type: Medical Essay Contest
Eligibility: Any student in high school or secondary school, any post-secondary student, and any postdoctoral fellow or similar early-career trainee from anywhere in the world. Students must be currently enrolled in school, accepted to a program for a future term, or preparing to apply to graduate programs.
Application Deadline: July 1st
Highlight: The medical field is a broad area of focus, especially when it comes to neuroethics. Is that something that interests you? If so, read this! The International Neuroethics Society (INS) and the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) are calling for medical essay submissions for their annual Neuroethics Essay Contest. The contest specifically promotes an interest in neuroethics among high school, secondary, post-secondary, and postdoctoral students and trainees from anywhere around the world. The medical essay submissions can cover any topic in neuroethics and should address a problem at the intersections of the mind and brain. Examples of topics include (but are not limited to) neuroenhancement, philosophy of mind, neural imaging, brain-computer interaction, free will, and a lot more. For this medical essay contest, it has three categories you can fall under: IYNA-INS High School Neuroethics Essay Competition, General Audience, and Academic. For both the high school medical essay competition and general audience, the essay should not exceed 1,000 words; for the academic competition, medical essays must not exceed 2,000 words. Your medical essay submission will be judged on their originality and structure of argument, conceptual clarity, rigor of defense, quality of writing, and conclusions as outlined in the Scoring Rubric. One winner will be picked from each category and will receive a free 1-year INS student membership ($30 value) and a $250 prize. Winning and honorable mention essays will be posted on the INS website, and may be considered for publication! If you need some ideas for your medical essay, the website’s got you covered! They feature their winners and honorable mentions on the site. So, good luck; give it your all and enter the annual Neuroethics Essay Contest!