ISDP Award Information

 

FABBS Early Career Impact Award

FABBS is pleased to announce the Early Career Impact Award. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies (see FABBS membership) during the first 10 years post-PhD and recognizes scientists who have made major contributions to our sciences.

The purpose of this award is to recognize scientists who have made major research contributions to the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. The goal is to enhance public visibility of these sciences and the particular research through the dissemination efforts of FABBS in collaboration with the member societies and award winners. Nominations are encouraged for individuals who have made outstanding research contributions, especially those who have also increased awareness of science through outreach activities to the public (e.g., community talks, high school demos) or communication with the media (e.g., interviews, blogs).

Nomination Process:

(1) ISDP seeks nominations from its membership for the award, reviews the nominations, and selects the top candidate for recognition by FABBS.

(2) ISDP completes a form (Early Career Form) explaining why your nominee should receive the award and submits it to FABBS (please send it to info@fabbsfoundation.org).  The form should be sent to FABBS by November 30, 2016.

(3) The FABBS Board reviews the submissions and approves them for the FABBS award. FABBS announces the awards at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Representatives (in December 2016); interacts with the member society leadership to select a date to give the award at the society annual meeting in 2017; and works with a science writer to highlight and disseminate the research of the early career scientist to a public audience.

In order to make a nomination to ISDP for the FABBS Early Career Impact Award, complete the Early Career Form, save or print/scan and email it to the ISDP Central Office at isdp@isdp.org for review by the ISDP Executive Committee.  Be prepared to include the individual's CV, research statement (up to 400 words) and and Statement of Impact on the world (up to 200 words).  Since ISDP's nomination is due by November 30, 2016, please submit your nomination no later than November 20, 2016.


NIH Travel Awards

Students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to be considered for a student NIH/Sackler Travel Award are required to check the appropriate box when they submit their abstract via the ISDP webpage. Students and postdoctoral fellows must be members of ISDP to be eligible.

Poster Competition


There will be a poster competition at the meeting for student and postdoctoral members who are the first authors on a poster. To enter the poster competition you are required to check the appropriate box on your abstract form.

Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award


The Sandra G. Wiener Student Investigator Award was established in memory of Sandra Wiener to help defray costs of graduate students attending the annual meeting of ISDP. These awards honor Sandy for her interest and concern for students and her dedication and affection for ISDP. Applicants must be currently enrolled as a bona fide graduate student and be first author of a presentation.

Criteria for the award: (in addition to criteria mentioned above)

a. The applicant/nominee must be a member of ISDP
b. The applicant/nominee has not won this award in the past
c. The applicant/nominee must have an overall good academic record
d. The applicant/nominee’s work must show originality and significance
e. The applicant/nominee must be committed to the field of Developmental Psychobiology show promise of a career in this field

Application materials:
 
1. A letter of nomination/recommendation from the student’s research advisor that documents the student’s status, the level of independence of the student's contribution
2. Applicant’s current CV.
3. Applicant’s abstract.

Dissertation Award


Please send your nominations for the ISDP Dissertation Award by November 30, 2016.  Criteria and application details are listed below.

The nomination and documentation should be emailed directly to Nim Tottenham (nimtottenham@gmail.com), Martha Ann Bell (mabell@vt.edu) and Jee Hyun Kim (jee.kim@florey.edu.au) with a copy to the ISDP Central Office (isdp@isdp.org).

You will receive an acknowledgement that the nomination has been received within 24 business hours.  If you do not receive confirmation, please contact the ISDP Central Office for assistance.


The Dissertation Award honors outstanding scientists early in their careers and to help defray costs of attending the meeting. The winner of this award will be invited to give a special presentation of his/her dissertation at the annual meeting. Nominations may be made only by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The nominee must have successfully completed their doctoral defense and been granted their degree within 18 months prior to the nomination

Criteria for the award: (in addition to criteria mentioned above)

a. The applicant/nominee must be a member of ISDP
b. The applicant/nominee has not won this award in the past
c. The applicant/nominee must have an overall good academic record
d. The applicant/nominee’s work must show originality and significance
e. The applicant/nominee must be committed to the field of Developmental Psychobiology show promise of a career in this field

Application materials:

1. A letter of nomination/recommendation from the student’s research advisor that documents the student’s status, the level of independence of the student's contribution. Note: the letter of nomination for this award has to be by a regular ISDP member (non-student) and should focus on discussing the quality of the nominee's dissertation research.
2. Applicant’s current CV.
3. Applicant’s abstract.
4. A summary of the dissertation, not to exceed 7 double-spaced pages

Best Student Paper Award


The Hennessy-Smotherman-Wiley Best Student Paper Award will be made for the best paper by a student published in Developmental Psychobiology over a one year period. The goals of the award are:

(1) to promote the highest quality of student research in the field of developmental psychobiology, and
(2) to encourage students in the field to submit their best work to Developmental Psychobiology.

The winner will be awarded a $500 prize and will have his/her name announced at the annual meeting.

Criteria:

a. The work described and the writing of the paper must primarily have been done by the student (the specific contributions of the student must be detailed in writing to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal by the student’s advisor).
b. The work must be completed before the PhD is awarded.
c. The student must be first author.
d. The manuscript must initially be submitted within three years of receiving the PhD.
e. Neither the contestant nor advisor needs to be a member of the society or to attend the annual meeting to win (though both attendance and membership are encouraged).
f.  A subcommittee will judge the contest. (If a conflict of interest arises—e.g., student of a judge applies—the editor of the journal will appoint a replacement judge.)
g. The editor will remind authors of articles accepted in the journal of the contest and ask the corresponding author if the first author is an eligible student.
h. The winner will be announced at each year’s meeting.
i.  Criteria for judging will include scientific significance, originality, contribution by the student and presentation style.

To apply:

To identify yourself as a candidate, include a request for your manuscript to be considered when you submit your manuscript to George F. Michel, Editor-in-Chief, Developmental Psychobiology (Email: dpb@uncg.edu). Please include contact information for the nominee, the full title of the manuscript and the month in which it was published.  Requests to be considered for this award are accepted throughout the calendar year, but must be received by 07/30/2017.

Kucharski Young Investigator and Senior Investigator Awards


This Kucharski Young Investigator award is given to honor the memory of David Kucharski, a promising young investigator in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. The Senior Investigator award is for recognizing significant contributions to Developmental Psychobiology made by a senior scientist. Nominations for both awards must be made by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The winners of these awards will be invited to give a special presentation of their work at the annual meeting.

Criteria:

a. The nominee must be a current or former (senior award) member of the society
b. The nominee must have a record of academic accomplishments and independent, significant and sustained contributions to the field
c. The nominee must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. at least 4, but no more than 7 years prior to the nomination for the Young Investigator award or at least 20 years prior to the nomination for the Senior Investigator award.

Nomination materials:

1. A letter documenting the nominee’s research and scholarly contributions.
2. The nominee’s current CV highlighting the nominee’s three most significant publications.

Distinguished Service Award


Nominations are accepted for the ISDP Award for Significant Service Contributions. The winner of this award will be acknowledged at the annual meeting.

Criteria:

a. The nominee must be a current or former member
b. The nominee must have made significant and sustained service contributions to the Society

Nomination materials:

1. A letter documenting the nominee's service contributions to ISDP;
2. The nominee's current CV.

Rovee-Collier Mentor Award


The Rovee-Collier Mentor award is given to honor the memory of Carolyn Rovee-Collier, a dedicated mentor to generations of early career scientists and students in the field of Developmental Psychobiology. This award recognizes ISDP members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the mentorship of young scholars.

Nominations must be made by a regular (non-student) member of the Society. The winner of this award will be announced at the annual meeting.

Criteria:

a. The nominee must be a current or former member.
b. The nominee must have made significant and sustained contributions to the Society, with an emphasis on the mentorship of post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, undergraduate students, and/or other early career scientists.

Nomination Materials:

1. A letter documenting how the nominee's mentoring has impacted student and early career members of ISDP;
2. At least one letter of support from a mentee;
3. The nominee's current CV highlighting publications and presentations with mentees. (A list of publications/presentations with mentees is also acceptable.)

Deadline for applications: June 10, 2016, unless otherwise specified under each individual award.

Submission of application or nomination:

E-mail all required documents (except nomination/recommendation letters in cases of self-applications) merged to a single PDF file to the ISDP Central Office at isdp@isdp.org.  Nomination letters should be e-mailed directly by the nominating member to the same address.

Please name your file including your last name and the award you are applying for (e.g. LASTNAME_Sandra_Wiener_Award.pdf) and also include this information in the subject field of your email.

2014 Award Recipients

2015 Award Recipients

2016 Award Recipients