Dissertation Award

The Flux Society is committed to investing in the scientific and professional development of its trainees. To this end, we are pleased to announce the Flux Student Dissertation Award. The purpose of this honor is to recognize an exceptional, rigorous, and meticulous dissertation by one of the Societies trainee members. The award winner receives complimentary registration and a 15-minute presentation slot at the next Flux Congress. Please note: it is only possible to be nominated once for this award. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant/nominee must be a member at the time they apply
  • The applicant/nominee’s work must show originality and significance
  • The applicant/nominee must be committed to the field of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience and show promise of a career in the field
  • Thesis defense must occur between May 1, 2021- June 15, 2022

Nominations can be submitted via the button below or emailed to .

Application materials

  1. Nomination letter: The letter of nomination/recommendation from the student’s research advisor should document the student’s status and the level of independence of the student’s contribution. In addition, the research advisor should describe the primary question addressed in the dissertation, what was innovative or unique about the dissertation, and what is the main contribution to the field. Note: the letter of nomination for this award has to be by a regular member (non-student) and should focus on discussing the quality of the nominee’s dissertation research.
  2. Abstract (copy paste into text box)
  3. Dissertation (full document)
  4. Nominee’s CV 

Nominations are due by April 15, 2022

Previous Dissertation Award Winners

Previous Winners

2021 Winner: Cameron Ellis, Yale University

2020 Winner: Denise Werchan, New York University School of Medicine 

2019 Winner: Katie Insel, Columbia University Zuckerman Institute