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.
Applicants must be ISN members and should submit a brief summary of research achievements to date, detailing the nature of the research questions that have been pursued, as well as an appraisal of the contributions she/he has made to the field and why these contributions are considered to be significant (maximum 3 pages). In addition, a current CV and publication list, and two letters of recommendation from the applicant's scientific mentors or advisors, should also be submitted.
Proposals should be sent as a single PDF file to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recipients receive up to US$1,200 to reimburse travel expenses to the International Congress of Neuroethology. In 2020, the deadline for submitting an application for this award has been extended to May 1.
2018 Young Investigator Award Winners
Universität Würzburg, Germany
Spatial summation in hawkmoth lamina monopolar cells
Eva K. Fischer
Stanford University, USA
Tadpole fight club: Neural mechanisms of conspecific juvenile aggression in poison frogs
University of California at San Francisco, USA
Songbirds can associate arbitrary visual cues with learned song modifications
Case Western Reserve University, USA
Mechanosensory and visual integration in the fly central complex
2016 Young Investigator Award Winners
UCLA, United States
Multimodal sensory integration underlying decision-making in flying Drosophila.
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Optimal population coding by mixed-dimensionality neurons: insights from bat head-direction cells.
University of Ottawa, Canada
Representation of whisker self-motion in the early stages of the vibrissal system.
Illinois State University, United States
Neuromodulators stabilize neural network function over a broad temperature range.
University of California, Los Angeles, United States
Neurophysiological changes during song learning in a cortical song nucleus.
Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany
Sensory ecology of bats.
University of Washington, United State