Awards

The International Mind, Brain and Education Society (www.imbes.org) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for three achievement awards in the field of Mind, Brain and Education.

The Society will recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations through three awards: 1. The Mind, Brain and Education Early Career Award; 2. The Mind, Brain and Education Translation Award; 3. The Award for Exemplifying the Mission of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society. Each of these awards is described in detail below. The submission deadline for these awards is June 13, 2016.  The selected nominee for each of the awards will receive a $2,000 stipend.  Award recipients will be recognized at the 2016 IMBES Conference, held September 15-17 in Toronto, Canada.

All nominations must be submitted electronically to: IMBESAwards16@gmail.com

IMBES Early Career Award:

This award is designed to recognize early career scholars who have made significant, original research contributions to the field of Mind, Brain, and Education.  Nominees who earned their doctorate in or after 2006 are eligible. Materials to complete nomination (no self-nominations will be accepted):

  • Letter of nomination by a senior scholar who knows the nominee well, such as the nominee’s Ph.D. or postdoctoral advisor. The letter should provide details about the nominee’s research in the field of Mind, Brain, and Education. The letter should explain clearly why the nominee is qualified for and deserving of this award.
  • CV of nominee
  • PDFs of 4 representative publications
  • Suggested names of 2-3 additional referees

IMBES Translation Award:

This award is designed to recognize senior scholars who have made significant progress towards strengthening the links between research and practice in Mind, Brain, and Education. Nominees’ work can target translation of research into practice in traditional/formal or in non-traditional/informal contexts. (For example, the work can target formal learning environments such as schools and colleges, informal learning environments such as museums, community centers and rehabilitation programs, or science media intended for the broader public.) Materials to complete nomination (no self-nominations will be accepted):

  • Letter of nomination from a senior scholar, detailing how the nominee has advanced educational knowledge and/or practice through the translation of mind and brain research for use in applied educational settings (public, interdisciplinary, institutional, non-traditional).  Special consideration will be given to nominees whose letters discuss evidence for bi-directional information flow from research to practice and from practice to research.
  • CV of nominee
  • Suggested names of 2-3 additional referees

Exemplifying the IMBES Mission Award:

Recognizes Pre K-12 educators, institutions or programs demonstrating success in establishing, building and supporting infrastructure that enhances collaboration between themselves and MBE researchers for the purpose of improving educational knowledge and practice. We seek to honor the creators of infrastructure that models how productive collaboration can unfold in the field of Mind, Brain and Education. Materials to complete the nomination (no self nominations will be accepted):

  • Letter of nomination from an MBE scholar, educational practitioner or policymaker should clearly explain how the individual or institution has advanced collaborations that are consistent with the mission of IMBES. The letter should describe the innovative ways in which the individual or institution has established new structures for collaboration. Examples of specific achievements and outcomes should be provided, such as new professional development programs or research partnerships.
  • Suggested names of 2-3 additional referees
  • If the nominee is an individual, please include the nominee’s CV or resume.

 2016 AWARD WINNERS 

The International Mind, Brain and Education Society Early Career Award:  

    • Dr. Roi Cohen Kadosh, University of Oxford, UK
    • Dr. Kou Murayama, University of Reading, UK

The International MInd, Brain and Education SocietyTranslation Award:

    • Dr. Adele Diamond, University of British Columbia, Canada

 Awards for Exemplifying the Mission of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society:

    • Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. Potomac, Maryland, USA. Dr. Glen Whitman, Director, Dr. Ian Kelleher, Head of Research.
    • Child Haven. Seattle, Washington, USA. Nell Robinson, Parenting Skills Program Manager.
    • Research and Learning Center. Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Dr. Marc Schwartz, Director of the SW Center For Mind, Brain and Education.
    • The University of Texas. Arlington, USA. Debbie Cockerham, Managing Director, Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth, Texas, USA.

Poster award winners:  

    • Emily Peterson - Georgetown University. Spatial thinking in the high school classroom: Cognitive and neural effects of the geospatial semester.
    • Vicki Hinesley - University of Texas-Arlington. Applications of neuroscience to lesson development.
    • Lindsey Hildebrand - Temple University. Spatial predictors of number line performance: A case for non-symbolic proportional reasoning.
    • Stephanie Bugden - University of Pennsylvania. The neural basis of symbolic and cross format comparison in children with persistent developmental Dyscalculia.
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