Sponsored by The Cognitive Science Society
The Marr Prize, named in honor of the late David Marr, will be given to the best student paper at the conference. The Marr Prize includes a cash award of $1000 (USD). All student first authors are eligible for the Marr Prize for the best student paper. Authors who graduated within the last 6 months and are no longer students are also eligible if the work being reported was conducted entirely while the first author was a student.
James Benjamin Falandays, University of California, Merced
The Emergence of Cultural Attractors: An Agent-Based Model of Collective Perceptual Alignment
2020 Anjali Sifar
2019 Jose M. Ceballos and Nicolas Oliver Riesterer
2018 Meilin Zhan and Roger Levy (Mentor)
2017 Melody Dye
2016 Wai Keen Vong
2015 Tiffany Doan
2014 Anna Coenen
2013 Nimrod Dorfman
2012 George Kachergis
2011 Brendan T. Johns
2010 Hyowon Gweon
2009 Jennifer Misyak
2008 Michael Frank
2007 David Landy
2006 Elizabeth Baraff Bonawitz
2005 Matthew Tong
2004 Florencia Reali
2003 Chen Yu
2002 Sourabh Niyogi
2001 Sam Scott
2000 Eliana Colunga
Sayan Gul Award
In honor of Sayan Gul
Sayan Gul was an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying cognitive science and computer science, and had great potential as a cognitive scientist. He died tragically while traveling to the Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society for the presentation of his research. This award is intended to support similarly outstanding undergraduates conducting research in cognitive science.
New in 2019, the Sayan Gul Award supports undergraduate students with travel related costs who are presenting authors at the conference. The Sayan Gul Award includes a cash award of $500 (USD). Undergraduate student authors can indicate whether they want to be considered for the grant as part of the submission process.
Xuanyi Chen, Rice University
Challenges for using Representational Similarity Analysis to Infer Cognitive Processes: A Demonstration
2020 Chelsea Campbell
2019 Megumi Sano
Student Travel Grants
Sponsored by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation
Up to $10,000 (USD) will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for travel support to attend the Conference. Any student who is first author on a full-length paper to be presented at the conference is eligible. Awardees will be selected on the basis of need and submission quality, with an effort to achieve a broad representation among academic institutions. Student first authors can indicate whether they want to be considered for the grant as part of the submission process. After paper acceptance decisions have been made, selected first authors will be contacted by the Conference Awards Chairs.
Nicolas Collignon, University of Edinburgh
Douglas Guilbeault, University of Pennsylvania
Ethan Hurwitz, University of California, San Diego
Akila Kadambi, University of California, Los Angeles
Kei Kashiwadate, Tokyo Denki University
Lara Kirfel, University College London
Sang Ho Lee, Ohio State University
Ashley Leung, University of Chicago
Mahi Luthra, Indiana University
Olivia Miske, Arizona State University
Sebastian Musslick, Princeton University
Benjamin Peloquin, Stanford University
Nicolas Riesterer, University of Freiburg
Harrison Ritz, Brown University
Jennifer Sloane, University of New South Wales
Leila Straub, ETH Zurich
Karina Tachihara, Princeton University
Charley Wu, Max Planck Institute for Human Development
Yueyuan Zheng, University of Hong Kong
The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to offer the CogSci Family Care Grant Program. This program has been initiated to help alleviate the financial burden of extra family care expenses incurred either onsite or at home as a result of attending the annual conference (e.g., increased daycare or babysitting costs, increased care service support for elder care, or care of a family member with disabilities). The Society is therefore offering up to $500 (USD) grants to help reduce these additional costs.
- All CogSci members with one or more dependent who requires childcare, elder care, or care due to disability are eligible for this grant, although preference will be given to early career researchers should demand be greater than resources
- Grant recipients must be registered to attend the CogSci Conference
- Applicant must be presenting original work as primary author in a poster or oral presentation
- Only one parent/caregiver for a given family may apply
Use of funds:
One subsidy of up to $500 (USD) will be awarded per applicant per fiscal year, subject to the availability of funds. Applications will be reviewed by the Cognitive Science Society Executive Committee based on the following criteria:
- First time applicants will have priority
- Appropriateness of the budget
- Benefit of the conference to the attendee
- Completeness of the application and eligibility requirements
Eligible expenses for the budget include:
- Third party dependent care services for the duration of the conference (onsite or at home)
- Travel costs for designated caregiver(s)
- Per diem of US$50/day for the designated caregiver(s)
Ineligible expenses include:
- Personal costs incurred as a result of attending the conference (travel, accommodation, registration fees, meals etc.)
- Travel and accommodation costs for a dependant to attend the conference
- Care costs unrelated to attending the conference
- Entertainment services (e.g., entry tickets, cinema tickets etc.)
- Care relating to pets
If you are unsure if an expense is eligible or not, please contact us to clarify. The Cognitive Science Society reserves the right to reject any expenses not directly related to care of dependants and may ask for further evidence of spending if it is suspected that funds are not being allocated appropriately.
Each grant recipient must complete and return their reimbursement form (with photocopies or scans of receipts) to our conference management team, by August 31.
Expenses that exceed the amount of the funds granted are the responsibility of the grant recipient. Unfortunately, no funds can be paid out until after the conference has ended.
Changes in Circumstances
If the circumstances outlined in your initial application change, you must notify us to clarify these changes. Your application may then be re-assessed to ensure it is still eligible for funding.
The Cognitive Science Society is pleased to announce the establishment of the CogSci Grove which aims to mobilise cognitive scientists to offset carbon emissions associated with their professional activities.