Who We Are

The International Behavioral Neuroscience Society (IBNS) encourages research and education in the field of behavioral neuroscience.  The Society shall collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage education and research in Behavioral Neuroscience and will participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or formulation of research and clinical programs. Founded in 1992, the IBNS has members from 34 countries and consists of scientists, clinicians, teachers, and others with a background and interest in the relationship between brain and behavior.


  1. Discounted annual meeting registration fees 
  2. Networking and new contacts through our membership database
  3. Keep up with current IBNS and neuroscience news and events with our monthly newsletter

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Now is the time to nominate a deserving senior or junior IBNS member for awards. Please send your nominations for each award to the IBNS Central Office ([email protected]) by March 22, 2021.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Candidate is chosen by the Nominations and Awards Committee for outstanding professional achievement in his/her field. The individual chosen for this award will receive recognition at the IBNS Annual Meeting, including a plaque, and will be asked to give a talk at the upcoming meeting. Nominations should be sent to the Nominations and Awards Committee for consideration, and should include a nomination letter and a curriculum vita for the nominee. This letter should include a summary of their achievements in science as well as their contribution to the Society.

Early Career Award

Candidate is within seven years of receiving the Ph.D. and a member of the society in good standing. There will be one award per year worth $500 plus a waiver for registration fees for the upcoming conference. Further, the winner will receive a time slot in the program for the award presentation and a short talk. The nomination can be through an IBNS member or via self-nomination.


IBNS Early Faculty Travel Award - NEW!!

APPLY NOW for our newest award

Transitioning to Faculty is often the most difficult academic career transition and IBNS is here to help. We're introducing our latest Travel award, our Early Faculty Travel Award, and we encourage people within 2 years of their initial faculty appointment to apply. The winner will not only receive funds to travel to the IBNS 2021 meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (June 1st – 5th, 2021), but they will receive free registration for both that and the next meeting (held in Glasgow, UK). If the winner cannot attend the IBNS 2021 meeting in person, they will still receive free registration to attend virtually (for which 100% of the 2021 meeting will be available virtually, and at least part of the 2022 meeting will be available virtually). At IBNS we strongly encourage diversity outreach in our applicants. To encourage transparency, please see the scoring rubric for applicants on the website. https://www.ibnsconnect.org/awards

To apply for this travel award, please submit a description of the research you plan to conduct in your new laboratory (750 words max), your CV that includes a statement toward Diversity & Inclusivity, and a letter of support from a senior faculty member, preferably your Chair indicating your eligibility and their support.

Early Faculty Travel Award Application