Applications are now open for the 2022 ACNS Awards!

Applicants should read the guidelines for each award in conjunction with our revised awards policy, which can be found here.


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.

More details here.


Young Investigator Award

These awards recognise an outstanding cognitive neuroscientist in Australasia who is making internationally recognised contributions to their field.

More details here.


Emerging Researcher Awards

These awards aim to recognise two outstanding researchers working in the field of cognitive neuroscience in Australasia at the very early stages of their careers.

More details here.

Deadline for all applications is 29 April 2022.

Please send all application materials and questions to acns@acns.org.au.


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

Micahel_Corballis

2021 Lifetime Contribution Award
Emeritus Professor Michael Corballis
University of Auckland

Karen_Caeyenberghs

2021 Young Investigator Award
Professor Karen Caeyenberghs
Deakin University

Mana_Biabani

2021 Emerging Researcher Award
Dr Mana Biabani
Monash University

Sidhant_Chopra

2021 Young Investigator Award
Dr Sidhant Chopra
Monash University

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