ACNS Awards

2020 ACNS awards now open! Executive Committee is pleased to open nominations for three awards: the Lifetime Contribution Award, the Young Investigator Award, and the Emerging Researcher Award.


Lifetime Contribution Award

The ACNS Lifetime Contribution Award aims to honour senior distinguished cognitive neuroscientists who have made extraordinary lifetime contributions to the advancement of Australasian cognitive neuroscience nationally and internationally.

Individuals nominated for this award are expected to have a distinguished research profile and a record of sustained commitment to service in promoting Australasian cognitive neuroscience.

Nominations must be submitted by a third party (no self‐nominations) by 7 August 2020. Please see below for details.


Young Investigator Award

To recognise an outstanding cognitive neuroscientist in Australasia who is making internationally recognised contributions to their field. Consideration will be given to career disruptions (e.g., parental leave, relocation, illness, etc.).

The submission deadline for these awards is 7th of August 2020. All nominations must be submitted electronically–please see below for details.


Emerging Researcher Awards

The awards aim to recognise two outstanding researchers working in the field of cognitive neuroscience in Australasia at the very early stages of their careers. Consideration will be given to career disruptions (e.g., parental leave, relocation, illness, etc.). Following best practices of gender equality and in line with the international Cognitive Neuroscience Society, the ACNS will present two awards at its annual meeting (one male, one female).

The submission deadline for these awards is 7th of August 2020. All nominations must be submitted electronically – please see below for details.


Previous ACNS awards winners

Associate Professor Alex Fornito

2014 ACNS Young Investigator Awardee, Associate Professor Alex Fornito, Monash University

Associate Professor Donna Rose Addis

2015 ACNS Young Investigator Awardee, Associate Professor Donna Rose Addis, The University of Auckland

Associate Professor Paul Dux

2016 ACNS Young Investigator Awardee, Associate Professor Paul Dux, University of Queensland

Muireann Irish

2017 Young Investigator Award, Associate Professor Muirrean Irish, University of Sydney

Dr Lena Oestreich

2017 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Lena Oestreich

Dr Colin Palmer

2017 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Colin Palmer

Dr Patrick Cooper

2018 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Patrick Cooper

Dr Talitah Ford

2018 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Talitah Ford

Dr Mac Shine

2018 Young Investigator Award,
Dr Mac Shine

Dr Marta Garrido

2018 Young Investigator Award,
Dr Marta Garrido

Stefan Bode

2019 Young Investigator Award,
A/Prof Stefan Bode

Dr Rebecca Keogh

2019 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Rebecca Keogh

Dr Tijl Grootswagers

2019 Emerging Researcher Award,
Dr Tijl Grootswagers

Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award,
Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie

Professor Sheila Crewther

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award,
Professor Sheila Crewther