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Young Investigator Awards

This award supports emerging researchers in the neuroethology community and are presented at the International Congress of Neuroethology.

The award recognizes doctoral graduate students and early post-doctoral fellows who have shown outstanding promise and have already made a significant research contribution in any aspect of the field of neuroethology. Our emphasis in these awards is on young investigators that represent the ISN of tomorrow. The Society feels that it is very important to acknowledge and reward our future in this way.

Recipients receive up to US$1,200 to reimburse travel expenses.

Applications consist of a brief description of research work and a statement of its significance, a copy of a CV, and letters of recommendation from two senior associates. Both the applicant and his/her senior associates must be ISN members by the deadline of the application.

For ICN 2018 the deadline for submission of applications will be April 30, 2018.

International Society for Neuroethology
P.O. Box 1897
Lawrence, KS 66044, USA
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Awards Selection Committee

2016 Young Investigator Awards

Sara Wasserman             
Multimodal sensory integration underlying decision-making in flying Drosophila.

Arseny Finkelstein
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Optimal population coding by mixed-dimensionality neurons: insights from bat head-direction cells.

Avner Wallach    
University of Ottawa, Canada
Representation of whisker self-motion in the early stages of the vibrissal system.

Carola Städele
Illinois State University
Neuromodulators stabilize neural network function over a broad temperature range.

2014 Young Investigator Awards

Nancy Day
University of California, Los Angeles US
Neurophysiological changes during song learning in a cortical song nucleus.

Stefan Greif
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Sensory ecology of bats.
Simon Sponberg
University of Washington US
Anatomical and physiological studies of sky compass orientation in the dung beetle brain.

Sarah Stamper
Johns Hopkins University US
Electrosensory control of social and locomotor behaviors in weakly electric fish