The Nina Kondelos Prize is awarded to a female neuroscientist for outstanding contribution to basic or clinical neuroscience research. The Nina Kondelos Prize was made possible by a donation to the Society by Professor George Paxinos, and it is named after his late sister. The Nina Kondelos Prize was awarded for the first time in 2007 at the IBRO2007 World Congress of Neuroscience in Melbourne. Successful nominees will receive a certificate and prize money of $500. The award winner will be acknowledged at the ANS AGM online on 9 December 2020 and will be invited to present the Nina Kondelos Award Lecture at the ANS Online meeting on 9 December 2020.


  • The nominee must be a female member of ANS and the achievement must be in the field of neuroscience.
  • The nominee must not have received other major national or international prizes such as the PM's Prize, Ramaciotti and Glaxo.

How to Apply

  • Nominations for the Nina Kondelos Award for 2020 are due by 26 June 2020. The deadline for the submission of nominations has now been extended to 31 August  2020.
  • Each nominee must be proposed by one nominator, who must also list three supporters. Nominator and supporters must be members of ANS.
  • The nomination must include a 1 page description of achievement and a 3 page CV. Email the 1 page description and 3 page CV to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Previous Winners

  • 2019 - Erica Fletcher
  • 2018 - Janet Keast
  • 2017 - Ulrike Grünert
  • 2016 - Naomi Wray
  • 2015 - Cindy Shannon Weickert (pictured)
  • 2014 - Jillian Kril
  • 2013 - Louise Nicholson
  • 2012 - Margaret Morris
  • 2011 - Glenda Halliday
  • 2010 - Linda Richards
  • 2009 - Sarah Dunlop
  • 2008 - Sandra Rees
  • 2007 - Judy Morris