Student/Postdoc Essay Contest in Neuroethics

The INS Student/Postdoc Essay Contest aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and postdocs early in their academic careers. The contest is open to all post-secondary students enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. For the past two years, winning essays have been selected from two categories: academic and science communication.

Essay contest winners

The 2016 INS Student/Postdoc Essay Contest winners Kaitlyn McGlothlen and Monique Wonderly, center and right, received an award and stipend presented by Dr. Michael Patterson, left.

About the Contest

The essay contest is organized annually by the members of the INS Student/Postdoc Committee and supported by Dr. Michael Patterson. The call for essays is usually announced in March, submissions are accepted through June, and the winners, announced late summer, are invited to receive recognition at the INS Annual Meeting in the autumn.

The essay submission deadline for this year has passed, but we encourage you to review the format and requirements in the call for essays to prepare your future submissions.

Winning Essays

2018 Contest

2017 Contest

2016 Contest

2015 Contest

2014 Contest

About the INS

The International Neuroethics Society is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists,
clinicians, and other professionals dedicated to encouraging and inspiring research and
dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science. Practitioners from a wide
range of disciplines join the Society to interact, learn, and participate in critical neuroethics
discussions that further this growing field.