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 carried out notable research with non-invasive brain stimulation or imaging techniques to submit an application for consideration.

The Prize

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"”

Davide Folloni
Young Investigator Award Winner 2020


How to apply

All applications for the Young Investigator Award should clearly and concisely describe the applicant’s current research efforts, and should demonstrate direct relevance to the practical application of non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging techniques (TMS, tES, tFUS, EEG, fNIRS, MRI, etc.).

Applications should be submitted in PDF format using the form provided on this page. As we understand different projects may necessitate different lengths of applications, we do not enforce a rigid word/page count for applications. Please note, however, that due to the volume of applications that we receive, submissions should be as concise as is reasonably possible.

All applications must also be supported by a letter confirming the applicant’s enrolment or postdoctoral status at the institution, alongside details of the applicant’s contribution to the research. This should be provided and signed by the applicant’s supervisor.


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Dr Daniel Corp

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

Davide Folloni

Davide Folloni

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. 

Camilla Nord

Camilla Nord

Congratulations to Dr Camilla Nord of the University of Cambridge who has been selected by the Brainbox Initiative’s esteemed Scientific Committee as winner of the 2019 Young Investigator Award for her exciting neuroscience research.


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