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Prizes and Awards

Computational Modeling Prizes

Sponsored by The Cognitive Science Society

Four prizes will be awarded for the best full paper submissions that involve computational cognitive modeling. The four separate prizes will represent the best modeling work in the respective areas of: perception/action, language, higher-level cognition, and applied cognition. Each prize includes a cash award of $1,000 (USD). The prizes are open to researchers at any level (student, post-doctoral fellow, research scientist, faculty) from any nationality. Any form of computational cognitive modeling relevant to cognitive science will be eligible, including (but not limited to) neural networks, symbolic models, Bayesian models, dynamic systems, or various hybrids. If your full paper involves computational cognitive modeling, be sure to indicate its eligibility when you submit your paper.

Marr Prize

Sponsored by The Cognitive Science Society

The Marr Prize, named in honor of the late David Marr, will be given to the best student paper at the conference. The Marr Prize includes a cash award of $1000 (USD). All student first authors are eligible for the Marr Prize for the best student paper. Authors who graduated within the last 6 months and are no longer students are also eligible if the work being reported was conducted entirely while the first author was a student.

Student Travel Grants

Sponsored by the Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation

Up to $10,000 (USD) will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for travel support to attend the Conference. Any student who is first author on a full-length paper to be presented at the conference is eligible. Awardees will be selected on the basis of need and submission quality, with an effort to achieve a broad representation among academic institutions. Student first authors can indicate whether they want to be considered for the grant as part of the submission process. After paper acceptance decisions have been made, selected first authors will be contacted by the Conference Awards Chairs.

Sponsored by EUCog - European Network for the Advancement of Artificial Cognitive Systems, Interaction and Robotics

Up to 15,000 (EUR) will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for travel support to attend the Conference. Eligible are students from the EU who are first authors on a full-length paper in the area of artificial cognitive systems research to be presented at the conference. Awardees will be selected on the basis of need and submission quality, with an effort to achieve a broad representation among European academic institutions. After paper acceptance decisions have been made, selected first authors will be contacted by the Conference Awards Chairs.

Sponsored by the German Society for Cognitive Science (GK)

Up to 3,000 (EUR) will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students for travel support to attend the Conference. Any student who is a member or interested in becoming a member of GK and who is first author on a full-length paper to be presented at the conference is eligible. Awardees will be selected on the basis of need and submission quality, with an effort to achieve a broad representation among German academic institutions. After paper acceptance decisions have been made, selected first authors will be contacted by the Conference Awards Chairs. Awardees that are not a member of GK so far will additionally receive a one-year complementary subscription to GK.

Sponsored by the Artificial Intelligence Journal (AIJ)

Up to 4,000 (EUR) will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students from the area of artificial intelligence for travel support to attend the Conference. Any student who is first author on a full-length paper in the area of artificial intelligence to be presented at the conference is eligible. Awardees will be selected on the basis of need and submission quality, with an effort to achieve a broad representation among academic institutions, genders, and geographic regions worldwide. After accepted papers have been announced, selected first authors will be contacted by the Conference Awards Chairs.

Awardees of the above listed prizes will be selected and informed by May 2013. Additional support that is not handled by the Conference organization may be available from the journal Cognitive Neuropsychology. See here for more information.