FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * Race Geoff 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. [ NERV ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, CFO & CBO
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC., 1601 TRAPELO ROAD, SUITE 286
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
6/19/2020
(Street)
WALTHAM, MA 02451
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (right to buy)  $7.11  6/19/2020    A     275568       (1) 12/31/2029  Common Stock  275568  $0.00  275568  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This option was granted by Issuer's Board of Directors on December 31, 2019 contingent upon stockholder approval of an amendment and restatement of Issuer's equity incentive plan to increase the number of shares available for issuance under such plan, which was received on June 19, 2020. This option vests 25% on December 31, 2020 and then in quarterly installments over 3 years thereafter.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Race Geoff
C/O MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC.
1601 TRAPELO ROAD, SUITE 286
WALTHAM, MA 02451


EVP, CFO & CBO

Signatures
/s/ Ryan Sansom, Attorney-in-Fact 8/17/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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