Young Investigator Awards
The Young Investigator Award in Cognitive Neuroscience recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers. Award recipients have been working in the area of cognitive neuroscience for no more than 10 years involved in active independent research.
The FLUX Society is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the Young Investigator Award in Cognitive Neuroscience for the 2018 year.
For the 2018 awards, the nominee MUST be:
- Working in any area of cognitive neuroscience
- No more than 10 years involved in active independent research as of April 1, 2018
- Residency, clinical internship and interruption for childbearing will not be counted against the 10-year limit
- Nominated by a Flux member (no self-nominations will be accepted)
- In attendance at the 2018 meeting to accept the award in person and agree to give a special plenary lecture
Submitting a Nomination
Before submitting a nomination, collect the required materials:
- Contact information for the nominee
- A PDF or Word Document of the nominee’s CV
- A short (max 600) word statement of the nominee’s research program
- A PDF or Word Document of a nomination statement from the primary referee
- Contact information for a second referee
When submitting your nomination, please send all documentation in a PDF or Word document and NOT in the body of the email. For questions please contact us.
Click here to email us your nomination with supporting documentation.
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2018, 23:59 Central Time
Flux 2018 Young Investigator Award Winner
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Leah Somerville is an Associate Professor of Psychology and faculty member of the Center for Brain Science at Harvard University. Since joining the faculty at Harvard in 2012, she has been the director of the Affective Neuroscience and Development Laboratory. The lab’s research integrates psychological and neuroscientific approaches to inform how the way in which the brain develops through adolescence shapes psychological changes in cognitive, motivational, social, and emotional behavior. Leah’s lab has become engaged in conducting the Human Connectome Project in Development, which is a large, NIH-funded study on multimodal brain connectivity across development from middle childhood to early adulthood. More broadly, this work is aimed at revealing the mechanisms underlying unique features of adolescent emotions, decision-making, and risk for mental illness.
Leah completed her bachelors degree at the University of Wisconsin, her PhD at Dartmouth College, and postdoctoral training at Weill Cornell Medical College. Her work is funded by the National Science Foundation, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, American Psychological Association, and National Institutes of Health.
Leah will be presenting her Young Investigator Award talk at the Flux Congress on Friday, August 31.
Past Young Investigator Winners
2017 Winner: Dr. Damien Fair, Oregon Health & Science University
Science of Learning Symposium
For the 2017 Flux Congress, the Science of Learning Symposium, sponsored by the Jacobs Foundation, highlighted early career scientists who were identified based on merit and overall fit with the Flux mission.
2017 Science of Learning Symposium winners
GREGOIRE BORST, Paris Descartes University
JASON YEATMAN, University of Washington
CAROLYN JOHNSON, Harvard University
OLA OZERNOV-PALCHIK, Tufts University
2016 Science of Learning Symposium winners
SAMANTHA DEPASQUE UCLA
ALYSSA KERSEY University of Rochester
WOUTER VAN DEN BOS Max Planck Institute for Human Development