Nominations for the first community award are now open

With this award, the Society for functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy would like to honor a member for their outstanding service to our community. Such service could be in various fields of our community, including:

  • Educating community members
  • Standardization of equipment, software, or data
  • Organizing events
  • Advancing the Society in other ways

The award includes a certificate and a cash prize

Nomination deadline: July 31, 2022

Nominations will be evaluated by the Award Committee with the final selection made by the SfNIRS Board of Directors

The award will be announced at the fNIRS 2022 biennial meeting


  • The candidate must be a member of the Society for fNIRS
  • The candidate must provide evidence of sustained activity in fNIRS research
  • A candidate who is unsuccessful any given year can be re-nominated in a subsequent year if the candidate meets the award criteria in the year of nomination


Members of the Society can be nominated or nominate themselves. There is no age restriction for this award.

A full nomination package must contain:

  • A nomination letter, which states the reasons for the candidates for this award
  • A curriculum Vita of maximum 3 pages
  • A list of 25 most important publications
  • Additional letters of support are allowed

Nominations with an incomplete package will not be considered