International Youth Neuroscience Association

Building the Next Generation of Neuroscientists

Who We Are:

The International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) is a global, youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring the next generation of neuroscientists. Our mission is to introduce students to the excitement of scientific inquiry and enable them to explore the wonders of the brain.


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Become a Member:

Become a member of the International Youth Neuroscience Association today! Members of the IYNA younger than 26 get access to all of our programs and opportunities, and all members get access to the IYNA newsletter. Best of all, it's completely free! Become a member of the IYNA today!


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Call for Essays!
March 27, 2019

The INS, in collaboration with the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA), is pleased to announce that the Neurothics Essay Contest is now open to high school students! Essays should explore the relationship between ethics, neuroscience and society in plain language for the general public. For more information, please see the ...

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Happy Birthday, IYNA! Here’s to 3 years (and many more to come).
March 20, 2019

The IYNA is hitting a big milestone today: 3 years of helping young people pursue their passion for neuroscience. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach this point. To our members, whose passion for neuroscience is what drives us. To our advisors, whose support has been instrumental to ...

Our Partners:

Brain Bee
Dana Foundation
The Synapse Project