A.W. Campbell Award

A.W. Campbell Award

The A.W. Campbell Award commemorates the eminent Australian Neurologist whose "Histological studies on the localisation of cerebral function" in 1905 founded cerebral cytoarchitectonics. It is awarded for the best contribution by a member of the Society during their first five postdoctoral years.

Candidates should nominate themselves (within 7 years of the award of their doctorate at the deadline for nominations) by emailing their CV (including list of publications) and a synopsis of up to 3 pages outlining their contribution to neuroscience during their first five post-doctoral years. The successful applicant will receive a certificate, prize money of $500 and a contribution towards travel expenses to the meeting at which the award is made. The award winner will also be invited to present the AW Campbell Plenary at the ANS meeting the year following the award.

How to Apply

  • Nominations for the A.W. Campbell Award for 2018 are due by COB 2 July 2018.
  • You are eligible to apply if you received your Ph.D. up to seven years prior to the closing date but note the application should include only contributions during the first five postdoctoral years. Considerations for career disruptions will be made, please provide evidence.
  • Email your CV and 3 page synopsis to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note there is no application form.
  • Applicants must be Members in good standing on the 30th June in the year of nomination.
  • The award will be presented at the Sydney ANS Meeting in December 2018.

Past Winners

  • 2017 - Susanna Park
  • 2016 - Stephen Abbott
  • 2015 - Lucy Palmer
  • 2014 - Quenten Schwarz
  • 2013 - Alexander Fornito
  • 2012 - Ben Emery
  • 2011 - Ehsan Arabzadeh
  • 2010 - Maarten Kole
  • 2009 - Michael Piper
  • 2008 - Paul Lockhart
  • 2007 - Samuel Solomon
  • 2006 - James Bourne
  • 2005 - J. Butler & Troy Margrie
  • 2004 - Elizabeth Coulson & Anthony Hannan
  • 2003 - C. Clifford
  • 2000 - Kay Double
  • 1999 - Jillian Kril
  • 1998 - Greg Stuart
  • 1996 - Marcello Rosa & Janet Taylor
  • 1995 - Pankaj Sah & J.-P. Liu
  • 1993 - Tai-loi Chan-Ling & Glenda Halliday
  • 1992 - P.J. Goadsby
  • 1991 - Phillip Robinson
  • 1990 - Peter Schofield
  • 1989 - Andrew Gundlach
  • 1988 - Dale Ferrington
  • 1987 - M.C. Morrone & D.C. Burr

Lucy Palmer receiving her award from ANS President, James Vickers, at the 2015 AGM.