Young Investigator Award

The Young Investigator Award in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, supported by Kennedy Krieger Institute, recognizes outstanding contributions by scientists early in their careers. The award winner receives complimentary registration and a 30-minute presentation slot at the next Flux Congress.

Eligibility Criteria

Scientists eligible for this award will have been working in the area of developmental cognitive neuroscience for 7 years or less since their terminal degree. Caregiving leave or time spent in clinical training do not count toward the 7 year limit.

Kennedy Krieger is the world’s premier institution dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with care and research focused on pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system.

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

Application materials

  1. Nomination letter: The nomination letter should address how the nominee meets the criteria for excellence.
  2. Three papers: Include three papers that should be emphasized in the evaluation
  3. Nominee’s CV

Nominations are due by April 15, 2022

Previous Young Investigator Award Winners

Previous Winners
2021 Winner: Kate Mills, University of Oregon

2020 Winner: Dylan Gee, Yale University

2019 Winner: Eva Telzer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2018 Winner: Leah Somerville, Center for Brain Science, Harvard University

2017 Winner: Damien Fair, Oregon Health & Science University

Thank you to our sponsor Kennedy Kreiger Institute, this award is possible because of your generous support.