Young Investigator Award
The Brainbox Initiative Young Investigator Award aims to stimulate and reward the very best, most novel neuroscience research being carried out by early-career academics. We welcome applications from current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and encourage anyone who has undertaken notable research with non-invasive brain stimulation or imaging techniques to submit an entry for consideration.
Each year, we award one successful applicant with:
- A presentation slot to speak about their research at the Brainbox Initiative Conference in London (including a travel and accommodation bursary);
- A £500 cash prize;
- Ongoing support and promotion of your research by the Brainbox Initiative;
- The opportunity to work with the Brainbox Initiative as a Brainbox Ambassador as part of our workshop and webinar series.
In order to be eligible for the Young Investigator Award, applicants must:
- Be currently-enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows within five years of gaining their PhD (excluding parental leave), and should be primarily responsible for the research described in the application;
- Agree to present their results/data at the Brainbox Initiative Conference;
- Be first or second author on at least one peer-reviewed paper relevant to the field of non-invasive brain stimulation and/or imaging.
““The Young Investigator Award and the possibility to collaborate with the Brainbox Initiative in the future will play a very important role in leading my future research in brain stimulation and neuroimaging"”
Young Investigator Award Winner 2020
Dr Syanah Wynn
After a bachelor’s in Psychology at Leiden University and a research master’s in Cognitive Neuropsychology at the VU Amsterdam, Syanah Wynn started her PhD at the Donders Institute. Here she did research on the role of the parietal cortex in memory confidence, using electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). Thereafter, she worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Bowdoin College where her work focused on the role of specific oscillations in brain networks underlying memory retrieval, utilizing EEG and tACS. Currently, she is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, examining how the brain accomplishes rapid object recognition, using Magnetoencephalography (MEG).
Dr Daniel Corp
Dr Daniel Corp is a neuroscientist at Deakin University, Australia. Daniel's research is focused on brain stimulation and neuroimaging in neurological disorders
Dr Davide Folloni of the University of Oxford is interested in understanding the architecture and functional dynamics of the neural circuits supporting learning and decision making. Its research uses a multi-modal approach to describe the anatomy, organization and neural activity of higher-order brain networks.
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