CNT Best Student Paper Award for Neurotechnology Advancement

This award recognizes and promotes a technical paper that has made identifiable contributions in the areas of neurotechnology or human-machine interaction.


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$1,000 and certificate


Undergraduate and graduate students associated with the Center for Neurotechnology (CNT) at the University of Washington, San Diego State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are eligible to apply. To be considered for this award, the applicant's paper needs to be accepted for publication and scheduled for presentation at an internationally recognized conference in 2021.

Basis for judging

A selection committee with expertise in neural technology or human-machine interaction will be appointed by the CNT. Papers will be judged based on technical merit, originality, relevance, potential impact and clarity of the written paper.

How to apply

Applications, including the award cover sheet, full publication and conference abstract, should be submitted by email in a single PDF to Scott Ransom, CNT Director of Industry Relations and Innovation, at The 2021 award winner has been announced, so applications are currently closed.

Download the award cover sheet: (Word Document) (PDF)


If you have any questions about this award, please contact Scott Ransom.