Mar 11, 2019

Brazilian Neuroscience Olympiad (Brain Bee)

  • Crimson Education
  • Brazil


The Olimpíada Brasileira de Neurociências (OBN) is a non-profit neuroscience competition for secondary school students that aims to encourage the search for knowledge about the nervous system and stimulate the interest of students in basic education through academic-scientific research in the different areas of neuroscience. Initiated in the US, this initiative has expanded to several countries.

The competition consists of three phases, one local, one national and one international, with competitors from six continents. The winner of each national competition is invited to participate in the international competition (International Brain Bee). For more information visit the official website at:

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range



5 / 5

Neurosciences competition - max 10 students per school; only 1 student from each country goes to the international phase. In 2018, there were 3 finalists out of 278 competitors.

Participation Cost


There is no registration fee.

Minimum Technical Skill Needed

5 / 5

Students must have knowledge of neuroscience in order to win the Olympiad. To select the 10 competitors from each school, school grades may be considered if there are more students registered than available spots. However, the OBN organizers provide a course for all participants prior to the competition.

Time Commitment

2 / 5

One test day; prior time to study and prepare for the competition.

Application Deadline

Registration deadline around January

Application Process Includes

1. Student's registration (with the supervision of a teacher).
2. Fill out the Carta de Autorização do Responsável Legal (Legal Guardian's authorization letter).

National phase of the exam occurs in May of each year. 


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