Diversity Award

Diversity Award 

The Diversity Award is an annual initiative, launched in 2021, to support neuroethological scientists disadvantaged due to gender, ethnicity, disability, class, or other characteristics, and help them overcome the barriers they face.

We do not prescribe what the Diversity Award should be used for. Instead, we invite applicants to specify how this award will help them overcome barriers and progress their work. Some examples of support include research visits, purchase of research equipment, childcare, and travel to conferences.

Application Guidelines and Eligibility: 

Detailed application and evaluation instructions can be found here. All ISN members belonging to underrepresented or historically excluded groups in the field of neuroethology are eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a CV of their academic career highlighting their contribution to neuroethology, a case for support (one page), and a detailed budget. The case for support will detail how the funds requested will lead to new opportunities and help them overcome barriers in their career. Proposals should be sent as a single PDF file to: clapine@allenpress.com.

Applications will be reviewed and prioritized by the Inclusion and Diversity Committee of the ISN. Applications will be judged based on how much the funds will help recipients and their work. Currently, an annual budget of $2000 has been set aside for the award. We aim to grant at least one award each year but hope we can grant more depending on  funds available. Priority will be given to researchers without well-established research careers and independent positions. Previous recipients of the award will be given low priority.

NEXT DEADLINE: April 15, 2024

2023 Winners:

Romina Najarro-Flores
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Federico Gascue
University of Buenos Aires

2022 Winners:

Giovanna Velázquez
Leloir Institute

Federico Reyes
Universidad de la República

2021 Winners:

Heba Ali
Florida International University

Kristina Corthals
University of Lund

Isabel Ortega-Insaurralde
University of Buenos Aires