ACNS Awards

Nominations have closed for the 2021 ACNS Awards. Recipients will be announced shortly!


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.

Recipients of this award will receive:
1. Receive lifetime ACNS membership;
2. Be given free conference registration for the year of award; and
3. Be presented the award in a brief presentation at the ACNS Conference Dinner.
Note that in 2021, recipients will be invited to a virtual ACNS ceremony for presentation of the award, with the in-person ceremony taking place in 2022.

Full details available here.


Young Investigator Award

This award aims to recognise an outstanding cognitive neuroscientist in Australasia, who is no more than 10 years from the receipt of their doctoral degree (not including career disruptions) who is making internationally recognised contributions to their field.

Recipients of the award will receive an invitation to present Keynote Lecture at a virtual 2021 ACNS ceremony; an invitation to the 2022 ACNS conference, including flights, accommodation, conference registration and dinner costs; in addition to a $1000 prize.

Full details here.


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. The award is open to researchers no more than 2 years from the receipt of their doctoral degree.

The recipients of this award will receive an invitation to present a talk at a virtual 2021 ACNS ceremony;  an invitation to the 2022 ACNS conference, including flights (within Australasia), accommodation, conference registration and dinner costs.

Full details here.

The submission deadline for all awards is 29 October 2021.

Please email acns@acns.org.au if more information is required.


Previous ACNS awards winners

Associate Professor Alex Fornito

2014 ACNS Young Investigator Award
A/Prof. Alex Fornito
Monash University

Associate Professor Donna Rose Addis

2015 ACNS Young Investigator Award
A/Prof. Donna Rose Addis
University of Auckland

Associate Professor Paul Dux

2016 ACNS Young Investigator Award
A/Prof. Paul Dux
University of Queensland

Muireann Irish

2017 Young Investigator Award
A/Prof. Muirrean Irish
University of Sydney

Dr Colin Palmer

2017 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Colin Palmer
UNSW Sydney

Dr Lena Oestreich

2017 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Lena Oestreich
University of Queensland

Dr Marta Garrido

2018 Young Investigator Award
Dr Marta Garrido
University of Queensland

Dr Mac Shine

2018 Young Investigator Award
Dr Mac Shine
University of Sydney

Talitha Ford

2018 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Talitha Ford
Swinburne University

Dr Patrick Cooper

2018 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Patrick Cooper
University of Newcastle

Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie

2019 Lifetime Contribution Award
E/Prof. Patricia Michie
University of Newcastle

Professor Sheila Crewther

2019 Lifetime Contribution Award
Prof. Sheila Crewther
La Trobe University

Stefan Bode

2019 Young Investigator Award
A/Prof. Stefan Bode
University of Melbourne

Dr Tijl Grootswagers

2019 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Tijl Grootswagers
University of Sydney

Dr Rebecca Keogh

2019 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Rebecca Keogh
UNSW Sydney

Jason Mattingley

2020 Lifetime Contribution Award
Prof. Jason Mattingley
University of Queensland

Hinze Hogendoorn

2020 Young Investigator Award
Dr Hinze Hogendoorn
University of Melbourne

Aurina Arnatkeviciute

2020 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Aurina Arnatkevičiūtė
Monash University

Nahian Chowdhury

2020 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Nahian Chowdhury
University of Sydney