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At every biennial meeting, the Society for functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy recognizes the different contributions of members in the field. For all awards, nominations packages must be sent to by June 14th, 2024. Follow the links to know the specific rules and requirements for each award.

Society for functional near-infrared spectroscopy (SfNIRS) Awards

Recognizes a young researcher who has made outstanding advances in the field of fNIRS

Recognizes students and postdocs making substantial contribution to the field of fNIRS

Given to honor outstanding service to the fNIRS community.

Birmingham is the culinary birthplace of the famous ‘balti’ originally invented in the mid-nineteen seventies by a Pakistani Brummie restauranteur. The “balti” refers to the cooking bowl that facilitates quicks heat up. Figure reproduced from the Birmingham Mail.
Although balti can now be found all around Birmingham, the Balti Triangle, in Washwood Heath, remains the historical place where the original and authentic balti houses still exist.

Conference Awards

Recognize undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows for excellent contributions to the fNIRS2024 conference program

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.