IDEA Award Call for Nominations

Honoring Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)

The Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) is a community of scientific societies and institutional affiliates who come together to advance our disciplines. FABBS is devoted to furthering Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) principles to actively engage scientists from all backgrounds in the United States and to celebrate their scholarship and service to the mind, brain, and behavioral sciences. 

FABBS is proud to announce the Award for Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility – or IDEA Award – to recognize and honor distinguished research, professional practice, and activities (such as mentorship), that advance these principles in the behavioral and brain sciences. Nominees should exemplify high personal ethics and respectful behavior.

FABBS welcomes all nominations, including self-nominations, and especially encourages nominations of scientists from minoritized communities and from disciplines and subject matters that have been traditionally under-represented in the behavioral and brain sciences. Nominees must have two nomination letters.

The recipient(s) of the IDEA award will be announced at the FABBS annual meeting in December. The winner(s) will receive a cash award of $1,000 (USD), a plaque, and be featured in an article in the FABBS newsletter and website.

Award Categories

Senior scholars, lifetime achievement.
Kellina Craig-Henderson early to mid-career, within 15 years post-PhD.


Committee will be looking for contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Established track record of mentorship
  • Outstanding scholarship that advances goals of IDEA
  • Significant advocacy or service impacts

Submit Nominations

E-mail the complete nomination packet (see the attached nomination form) to

Deadline to submit nominations: September 15, 2023.