SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Saoud Jay

(Last) (First) (Middle)
MINERVA NEUROSCIENCES, INC.
1601 TRAPELO ROAD, SUITE 284

(Street)
WALTHAM MA 02451

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
08/31/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. [ NERV ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP and Head of R&D
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
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 Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Remarks:
No securities are beneficially owned. Exhibit List - Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
No securities are beneficially owned.
/s/ Matt Bartholomae, Attorney-in-Fact 09/05/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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POWER OF ATTORNEY

(For Executing Form ID and Forms 3, 4 and 5)

	Know all by these presents, that the undersigned hereby constitutes and
appoints each of Marc Recht, Ryan Sansom and James Schneider of Cooley LLP, and
Geoff Race and Matt Bartholomae of Minerva Neurosciences, Inc. (the "Company"),
signing individually, the undersigned's true and lawful attorneys-in fact and
agents to:

	(1)	Prepare, execute in the undersigned's name and on the undersigned's behalf,
and submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") Form ID and
Forms 3, 4 and 5 (including amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in
connection therewith) in accordance with Section 16(a) of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") and the rules thereunder
in the undersigned's capacity as an officer, director or beneficial owner of
more than 10% of a registered class of securities of the Company;

	(2)	Do and perform any and all acts for and on behalf of the undersigned that
may be necessary or desirable to prepare and execute any such Form ID and Forms
3, 4 or 5 (including amendments thereto and joint filing agreements in
connection therewith) and file such forms with the SEC and any stock exchange,
self-regulatory association or
 any similar authority; and

	(3)	Take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection with the
foregoing that, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit to,
in the best interest of, or legally required of the undersigned, it being
understood that the documents executed by the attorney-in-fact on behalf of the
undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall
contain such terms and conditions as the attorney-in-fact may approve in the
attorney-in-fact's discretion.

	The undersigned hereby grants to each such attorney in fact full power and
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever requisite,
necessary, or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally present, with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that such attorney in fact, or such attorney
in fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by
virtue of this power of attorney and the rights and powers herein granted.  The
undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact, and their
substitutes, in serving in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, are
not assuming (nor is the Company assuming) any of the undersigned's
responsibilities to comply with Section 16 of the Exchange Act.

	This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until the earliest
to occur of (a) the undersigned is no longer required to file Form ID or Forms
3, 4 and 5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings of and transactions in
securities issued by the Company, (b) revocation by the undersigned in a signed
writing delivered to the Company and the foregoing attorneys-in fact or (c) as
to any attorney-in-fact individually, until such attorney-in-fact is no longer
employed by the Company or Cooley LLP, as applicable.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of the date written below.


Date: August 30, 2017			
						By: /s/ Jay Saoud
						Name: Jay Saoud