Society Awards

The Society for Neuroeconomics offers awards Early Career, Best Talk, Best Poster, Travel Grants and Fellowships.

Society for NeuroEconomics International Diversity Fellowship


Application information

The Society for NeuroEconomics will provide travel fellowships for neuroeconomists, neuroscientists, psychologists and economists who are currently working and living in a resource-restricted country to attend the SNE annual meeting. The SNE annual meeting will be held October 9–11, 2020 in Vancouver, Canada.

There will be 3 fellowships granted (one for a student, one for a post doc and one for a faculty member) granted that each include a $2000 monetary prize and a complimentary registration to the Annual Meeting.

To be considered,

  • Nominees must conduct research in the field of Neuroeconomics
  • Nominees must be currently working and living in a resource-restricted country – those defined by the World Bank as low, lower-middle, or upper-middle income. (Click here for the World Bank’s country classifications)

Priority will be given to those applicants who have not obtained a student travel award within the past five years.

Application process

Applicants for the International Diversity Fellowship must submit a PDF document indicating:

  • the country where the applicant currently works and lives,
  • the name of their employer/university,
  • the applicant’s personal statement regarding the fellowship’s career impact potential
  • a paragraph describing why the funds are needed.
  • abstract of the paper which they are planning to present at the meeting. Only applicants who are the first author or one of the senior authors of the abstract will be considered.
  • Proof of studentship, post doc contract or faculty employment must be included.

Applicants must submit their application by emailing the Secretariat directly.

Recipients of the fellowship will be invited to submit an abstract for the Meeting.  Recipients should be the first author or one of the senior authors of the abstract.


Applications will be accepted March 3 to April 16 at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time.

Society for NeuroEconomics Early Career Award


Application Information

The Society for NeuroEconomics invites applications for its annual Early Career Award. The successful applicants will demonstrate significant contributions to understanding the neural basis of decision making or the impact of this knowledge on formal understanding of decision behavior. Applications will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the President of the Society.

There will be two awards granted that each include a $1000 monetary prize and an engraved plaque, which will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society each year.

Eligible candidates are active members of the Society for NeuroEconomics who have completed their PhD and are up to and including 7 years into their faculty position or 10 years after the completion of their PhD as of the time they are considered. Less senior researchers, including postdocs, are therefore also eligible.

Applicants for the Early Career Award must submit a pdf file consisting of a one page description of their work and its relevance to neuroeconomics as well as current CV.  Applicants will also be asked to provide two letters of recommendation.

Candidates can self nominate or be nominated. 


How to Submit

You have two options to submit your candidacy:

1/ when submitting an abstract to the Annual Meeting (as you fill out the form, you will be asked to indicate if you want to be considered for the Award and prompted to upload the support documents)

2/ by sending your support documents to


Applications will be accepted March 3 to July 22 at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time.

Travel Awards


Award information

The number of awards and amount of support will be determined by the funding secured.

Application eligibility

To be considered, applicants

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or be engaged in postdoctoral studies,
  • Be a student or post doc member of SNE in good standing,
  • Submit an abstract in the first call for abstract round.  Late submission abstracts will not be considered.


How to submit

Applications are accepted via the abstract submission process.  As you submit an abstract, you will be asked if you want to be considered for a Travel Award.  If so, you will be required to upload a one-page PDF document explaining how attending the meeting will be valuable to your professional development and listing the other sources of conference support available to you.

All applications must be received by May 22 at 11:59pm Central Daylight Time.

Best Talk and Best Poster Award


For Poster & Talk Presenters

Bring your best work because all presenters will automatically be reviewed for a Best Talk and Best Poster Award. A judging committee will review all presenters on their work and their presentation execution. The winner of each will earn $100 and will be featured in post conference communication and on the website.

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