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SfNIRS fellows awards

The SfNIRS fellow awards will be first awarded at fNIRS 2024. These awards recognize students and postdocs making substantial contribution to the field of fNIRS. There will be 5 student and 3 post-doc awards.

Go back in time at the Black Country Living Museum a 10.5 hectares open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings of the industrial era with enacted life portraits spanning 300 years of history.

Terms of the SfNIRS Student Fellow Award

  • A candidate must be working towards an advanced degree (e.g., PhD, MSc, MD).
  • The candidate must provide evidence of fNIRS themed research (as demonstrated by their curriculum vitae, conference list, and publication list)
  • The candidate must be a member of the Society for fNIRS
  • The candidate must submit one (or more) abstract(s) to fNIRS 2024 as a lead author
  • We expect the candidate to participate in the Society for fNIRS conference in the year of their nomination
  • A candidate who is unsuccessful in any given year can be re-nominated in a subsequent year if the candidate meets the award criteria in the year of nomination

Terms of the SfNIRS Postdoc Fellow Award

  • Same as for student awards with the addition: A candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., PhD) -as opposed to being working towards the degree -.

Nomination for both Student and Postdoc awards

The candidates must be nominated (self-nomination is not allowed) and the nominator must be a member of the Society for fNIRS.

A full nomination package must contain:

  • A nomination letter
  • A two page curriculum vitae demonstrating the candidate’s accomplishments
  • A list of the candidate’s publications
  • An additional letter of support
  • A copy of the candidate’s submitted abstract/abstracts

Nominations with an incomplete package will not be considered

Nominations must be sent to by June 14th, 2024

The black county is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Smelting iron required huge quantities of coal. You can explore a real-sized coal mine at the Black Country Living Museum, but also houses, shops, workshops and much more.