Young Investigator Awards

The Young Investigator award supports emerging researchers in the neuroethology community and is 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 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.

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


2016 Young Investigator Award Winners

Sara Wasserman
UCLA, United States
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, United States
Neuromodulators stabilize neural network function over a broad temperature range.


Past Recipients

2014

Nancy Day
University of California, Los Angeles, United States
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, United State
Anatomical and physiological studies of sky compass orientation in the dung beetle brain.
Anatomical and physiological studies of sky compass orientation in the dung beetle brain.
Anatomical and physiological studies of sky compass orientation in the dung beetle brain.

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


Other Awards: 

Heiligenberg Student Travel Awards

The Capranica Neuroethology Prize

The Developing Neuroethology Award

Fellow of the International Society for Neuroethology

The Konishi Neuroethology Research Awards