Honoring Our Scientists


An important part of the FABBS mission is recognizing the contributions of leaders in the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior. Our programs honor both senior and early career scientists for their research.

In Honor Of

The “In Honor Of” program highlights eminent, senior scientists who have made a lasting impact, through decades of research, to our understanding of humans – how they think, feel, and act. A glimpse of the honorees on our Gallery of Scientists page provides a sense of the breadth and depth of this research.

The scientific contributions of each honoree are summarized on special IHO pages, along with a list of individuals wishing to express their appreciation to the honoree for this important body of research. Learn more…

Selection Process

Is there an eminent, senior scientist to whom you would like to pay tribute, while simultaneously demonstrating your support for the sciences of mind, brain, and behavior? Through the “In Honor Of…” program, individuals can make donations that recognize senior scientists for his or her achievements and contributions.

The FABBS Board will periodically select honorees who have been nominated by their peers. These individuals will receive recognition on our website, including a biographical sketch, photograph, and listing of those who contributed to the honoree’s campaign. This is a wonderful way to pay tribute to someone who has had a lasting impact on our sciences.

We encourage you to submit nominations for the “In Honor Of…” program to the Executive Director.

For a complete listing of the scientists who have been honored through this program, please visit our Gallery of Scientists.

Early Career Impact Award

Another FABBS program, the Early Career Impact Awards, recognizes scientists who are in the early stages of their professional careers and have already shown promise as a leading researcher.

In selecting possible honorees, FABBS draws upon the expertise of its member scientific societies to identify early career candidates who have made significant contributions to their areas of science.  The early career scientists’ academic contributions are highlighted on the FABBS web site. In addition, FABBS translates the early career scientists’ research for a broad public audience by preparing general interest articles for policy makers and the public. Learn more…

IDEA Award

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.

The Award for Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility – or IDEA Award – recognizes and honors distinguished research, professional practice, and activities (such as mentorship), that advance these principles in our sciences. Learn more…