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Awards Announcement

As in previous editions, fNIRS 2024 will be awarding several recognitions across several categories.

  • Society awards
  • Conference Awards

Society awards

Early Investigator award

The early investigator award recognizes a young researcher who have made outstanding advances in the field of fNIRS and has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the fNIRS community. This award, established in 2016, is intended to launch the next generation of leaders in this field, and previous winners are now leading fNIRS researchers. Members of the community can nominate candidates. The deadline for the early investigator award nomination is June 14th. Eligible candidates include researchers with less than six years post-advanced degree. The SfNIRS Board of Directors selects the finalists and the winner of the award.

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The Red Brick Market in Digbeth

SfNIRS fellows awards

There will be 5 student and 3 post-doc SfNIRS fellows awards. These awards recognize students and postdocs making substantial contribution to the field of fNIRS. The deadline for the nominations is June 14th.

The red brick market in Digbeth
The Red Brick Market in Digbeth
Digbeth is covered in murals from street artists.

SfNIRS community awards

SfNIRS community awards which are given to honor outstanding service to the fNIRS community, including education, standardization, conference organization, etc. Awardees will be nominated by members of the Society for fNIRS (SfNIRS), evaluated by the SfNIRS Award Committee, and the final selection is made by the SfNIRS Board of Directors. Nominations must be sent to by June 14th, 2024.

Conference awards

Scientific excellence awards

Scientific excellence awards aim to recognize undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for excellent contributions to the fNIRS2024 conference program – given to trainees in the following categories: poster presentation, oral presentations, and women in science. Awardees are selected by the Program Committee.

Digbeth is covered in murals from street artists.
Walking through Digbeth streets is like being in an open air museum.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) travel awards

The DEI travel awards support and recognize researchers from racial, ethnic, and disability groups that have been historically under-represented in scientific work related to fNIRS as well as to support research with significant impacts on culturally diverse and underrepresented minority populations. Applicants can self-nominate based on eligibility criteria, and winners are selected by the SfNIRS DEI committee. Nominations must be sent to by June 14th, 2024.