Fellow Membership
Outstanding Achievement Award
Travel Awards
Best Poster Award
Early Career Achievement Award


Fellow Membership

Fellows of IBNS are individuals who have made substantial contributions to the Society and to the field of behavioral neuroscience. Fellows in the Society will be invited annually to nominate IBNS members for consideration as Fellows of the Society. Any Fellow can activate the nomination process for a prospective candidate by sending a nomination letter to the Nominations and Awards Committee. The Committee will then contact the Fellow nominee to inform him/her of the nomination and to request a curriculum vita. From these materials (nomination letter and curriculum vita for each candidate), the Fellows Honorific Awards Committee will review and recommend candidates for Fellow status to Council for final approval and election. The Committee can request more letters at their discretion. Click here to see the list of IBNS Fellows, 1992-present.

2018 IBNS Fellows - Jonathan Brigman, Jodi Pawluski, and Jill Silverman
2019 IBNS Fellows - Corina Bondi and Elizabeth Byrnes

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Outstanding Achievement Award

The recipient of this award is chosen by the Nominations and Awards Committee for outstanding professional achievement and consistent and long-standing contributions to the Society. The individual chosen for this award will receive recognition at the IBNS Annual Meeting, including a plaque, and may be asked to give a short talk. Nominations should be sent to the Nominations and Awards Committee for consideration, and should include a nomination letter and a curriculum vita for the nominee.

2014 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient - Stefan Brudzynski
2016 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient - Stephen Kent
2017 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient - Yutaka Oomura
2018 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient - Kelly Lambert
2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipient - Robert Gerlai

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Travel Awards

Congratulations to our 2019 Travel Award recipients!
Click here to view full list of all travel awardees, 2002-present.

Student and Postdoc Travel Awards will be available for the 2019 IBNS Annual Meeting, to be held at the Cairns Convention Centre, Cairns, QLD, Australia, from June 23 - 27, 2019. Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students members are eligible to apply (Postdocs must be within 7 years of receiving their Ph.D. and do not have a regular, full-time position). Login/password will be required to submit an application. New to IBNS? Please allow 4-6 business days for your membership application to be approved. Members from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Travel award applicants will be judged on criteria specific to their level of training. In addition, travel costs will be taken into consideration in determining the final amount of the award. Travel Award recipients will be required to present a poster as well as participate in a slide blitz session. Award recipients are required to attend the entire meeting. 

Best Poster Award

Poster presenters submit their abstract on any subject related to the general area of behavioral neuroscience. The data must be original and not previously published. Winners are selected from three (3) categories: Undergraduate, Graduate, and PostDoc. In that order, previous winners include:

2014 Best Poster Award recipients - Mumeko Tsuda, Andrew Murtishaw, Cristina Banuelos, & Julianne Jett
2015 Best Poster Award recipients - Bruce Kennedy, Justin Botterill, Joseph McQuail, & Mouna Haidar
2016 Best Poster Award recipients - Emily Kirk, Richard O'Connor, Moria Braun, Robert Cole

2017 Best Poster Award recipients - Samantha Scarola, Kevin Hui, Evan Hart, Ana Luisa Terzian
2018 Best Poster Award recipients - Samantha Scarola, Christina Gobin, Joshua Haight
2019 Best Poster Award recipients - Danielle LeServe & Skylar Lambert, Leigh Walker, and Mariela Faykoo-Martinez  

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Early Career Award

Candidates for this award must be within seven years of receiving the Ph.D. and a member of the Society in good standing. There will be one award per year worth $500 USD plus a waiver for registration fees for the next IBNS conference. Further, the awardee will be asked to give 30-minute talk on their work. The deadline for applications is the same as for the other Society awards, and a nomination can be through an IBNS member or via self-nomination. The Nomination and Awards Committees will set detailed criteria for this award but both scientific excellence and contributions to the Society will be considered.

2017 Early Career Achievement Award recipient - Sarah Baracz
2018 Early Career Achievement Award recipient - Cindy Barha
2019 Early Career Achievement Award recipient - Zackary Cope