ICIS Merit Awards

ICIS is pleased to announce Merit awards offered for ICIS members.  Please note the various closing dates for each.

Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award

The International Congress on Infant Studies is pleased to participate in the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award. This award is presented to early career scientists of FABBS member societies (of which ICIS is a member) who are within ten years of completing their PhD.

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).

Please help us recognize our outstanding early career colleagues by completing this brief nomination forms. Self-nominations encouraged. More details can be found on the FABBS website: https://fabbs.org/honoring-our-scientists/early-career-impact-award/

To apply, please fill the application form here 

Nomination deadline: September 24, 2021, 11:59 pm, EST.

Distinguished Early Career Contribution Award

Awarded to an early career scientist who has established a significant, independent record of scholarly work and, through it, advanced the scientific understanding of human infancy.

Eligibility:

  • Nominees must be ICIS members in good standing who received their doctorates at least four, but no more than eight, years prior to July 1st of the current conference year.
  • Nominators must be regular (non-student) members of ICIS in good standing. Self-nominations are not accepted.
  • The nominee is expected to have established a significant and independent record of publications (including in-press articles) that have advanced the understanding of human infancy.
  • The nominating materials must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a letter of nomination documenting the nominee’s research contributions, and reprints of at least two but no more than four of the nominee’s most significant publications. These documents are to be sent as ONE pdf file from the nominator.  Two supporting letters from other scientists must also be sent under separate cover by the deadline date.

Nominators to send required materials directly to the ICIS Secretariat via email with the Email Subject Line: ICIS Distinguished Early Career Award Nomination

Submission deadline: April 25, 2022

 The winner will be notified in late May 2022.

Outstanding Dissertation Award

Awarded to an early career scientist who’s published their dissertation since the last ICIS Congress.

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible, a nominee’s Ph.D. degree must have been granted between April 2018 and March 2020.
  • Nominators must be regular (non-student) members of ICIS (self-nominations are not accepted).
  • The nominating letter must justify the nomination and should be accompanied by the nominee’s CV and the nominee’s synopsis of the dissertation, not exceeding 10 double-spaced pages of text (not counting figures, tables, and references).

Nominators to send required materials directly to the ICIS Secretariat via email with the Email Subject Line: ICIS Outstanding Dissertation Award Nomination

Submission deadline: April 25, 2022

The winner will be notified in late May 2022.

Outstanding Undergraduate Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Submission award winner is selected on the basis of four criteria with respect to their abstract: the importance of the question, the appropriateness of the methods, the degree to which the conclusions are supported by the results, and the clarity of the writing.

Eligibility: 

  • Undergrad student members in good standing will have their abstract submission judged on the following aspects:
    • the importance of the question;
    • the appropriateness of the methods;
    • the degree to which the conclusions are supported by the results;
    • and the clarity of the writing.

All Undergraduates who indicated their desire to be considered for an Undergraduate Award and who have been accepted to present at ICIS will be considered.

 

Translational Research Award

Much knowledge about infant development has been gained in the past 40 years, since the first meeting of the ICIS.  This award honors those who have taken what we know and used it in the field for the betterment of infants and their families. Examples of translational research are legion. They include everything from in-home interventions that promote infants’ social and emotional wellbeing, to the implementation of techniques to assess visual acuity or language development, to the education of the public about infants’ surprising capabilities, and many more.  This award is designed to honor those individuals who endeavored to bring out the science of infant development from the laboratory to the world.

 

Eligibility:

  •  Nominees must be ICIS members in good standing
  • Nominators must be regular (non-student) members of ICIS in good standing.  Self-nominations are not accepted
  • The nominating letter must justify the nomination and should be accompanied by the nominee’s CV.  These documents are to be sent as ONE pdf file from the nominator.

Nominators, please send required materials directly to the ICIS Secretariat via email with the Email Subject Line: ICIS Translational Research Award Nomination

Submission deadline: April 25, 2022

The winner will be notified in late May 2022.

 

 

Infancy Early Career Researcher Award

The Infancy Early Career Research Award is determined by the editorial team of the journal Infancy.  The editorial team will review the papers between the last Congress (July 2018) and the March-April volume prior to the Congress submitted by students to determine the best paper award.

Please note the submitting author must have been a graduate student at the time of submission in order to be eligible for the award and no formal application is required.

The winner of the Infancy Early Career Researcher Award will be notified in early May 2022.

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