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The INS Awards Program is intended to recognize the many achievements of our accomplished members. INS Awards may be separated into two broad categories, including major awards and program-related awards.

The Early Career Award, Arthur Benton Mid-Career Award, and Lifetime of Achievement Awards may be given to recognize scientific achievement in research, education or service in the field of neuropsychology. The Distinguished Career Award recognizes individuals at or near the end of their careers who have made major, sustained contributions to the field of neuropsychology and to INS. The Paul Satz–INS Career Mentoring Award recognizes mentoring and teaching activities that have profoundly impacted the careers of neuropsychology students. Nominations for these awards are solicited from INS membership each year, and winners are selected by the Awards Committee with approval from the Board of Governors. To review specific criteria for major INS awards and learn more about what nomination materials are required, please click here.

Program awards are selected by the Program Committee to recognize the most outstanding scientific contributions at the Annual and Mid-Year Meetings. These include the Nelson Butters Award, Phillip M. Rennick Award, Laird S. Cermak Award, and the Marit Korkman Award. In conjunction with the INS Program and Awards Committees, the INS Student Liaison Committee (SLC) also recognizes five students at each meeting through the selection of the SLC Student Research Awards. Abstracts that are accepted for either the INS Annual Meeting or INS Mid-Year Meeting are automatically considered for program awards according to the criteria listed below. In order to be considered for the Butters, Rennick, Korkman, or SLC Awards, the designated "presenting author" must be listed as a student within the abstract submission system.

The Early Career, Mid-Career (Benton),
& Lifetime of Achievement Awards
  The Distinguished Career Award
The Arthur Benton Award, established by INS in 1982, is given to recognize scientific achievements of individuals at the mid-career level. The INS also recognizes achievement for early career and lifetime contributions in research, education or service in the field of neuropsychology.

Early Career Award Winners
Benton Mid-Career Award Winners
Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

  The Distinguished Career Award has been established by the INS Board of Governors to recognize individuals who are at or near the ends of their careers, and who have made major, sustained contributions to the field of neuropsychology as well as to the INS.

Award Winners:
Hawaii 2008, Atlanta 2009, Boston 2011,
Montreal 2012, Oslo 2012, Hawaii 2013,
Amsterdam 2013, Seattle 2014

The Paul Satz–INS Career Mentoring Award   The Nelson Butters Award
In conjunction with INS, Psychological Assessment Resources (PAR), Inc. has established an award to honor the contributions of Dr. Paul Satz. This award is bestowed upon an individual whose mentoring and/or teaching activities have made a profound impact on careers of students in the field of neuropsychology. The award is presented at each meeting of the Society based on the merits of nominations received.

Satz–INS Award Winners

  This award was established to honor the contributions of Dr. Nelson Butters and to recognize the impact he has had in the area of training. The prize is awarded at the Society's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings for the best research presented by a postdoctoral fellow. The recipient is selected at the discretion of each Meeting Program Chair. No formal application is necessary (all submissions by postdoctoral fellows are considered). Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 USD.

Butters Award Winners

The Phillip M. Rennick Award   The Laird S. Cermak Award
This award is given in honor of the contributions of Dr. Phillip Rennick and to recognize the impact he has had in the area of neuropsychology. The prize is awarded at the Society's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings for the best research presented by a graduate student. The recipient is selected at the discretion of each Meeting Program Chair. No formal application is necessary (all graduate student submissions are considered). Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 USD.

Rennick Award Winners

  This award honors the contributions of Dr. Laird Cermak and recognizes the impact he has had in the area of memory and memory disorders. The prize is awarded at the Society's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings for the best research presented in the area of memory or memory disorders. The recipient is selected at the discretion of each Program Chair. No formal application is necessary. Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 USD.

Cermak Award Winners

The Marit Korkman Award   SLC Student Research Awards
The INS announced the addition of the Marit Korkman Award in 2014, honoring Dr. Marit Korkman’s impact in the field of pediatric neuropsychology. The award is given for the most outstanding student contribution at the Mid-Year Meeting on a topic in pediatric neuropsychology. The winner is selected at the discretion of the Mid-Year Program Chair.   In conjunction with the INS Program and Awards Committees, the INS Student Liaison Committee (SLC) recognizes an additional five students at each meeting of the Society for their meritorious abstract submissions.
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