No prize-worthy (early career) women? Part two

In the past we’ve compiled a list of awards and the gender breakdown of awardees. Today, we’re starting a list focused on early career investigator awards.

Elsevier/VSS Young Investigator Award – Awarded since 2007, to 9 men : 1 woman (10%); base rate estimated to be 30% using our most recent search of the term vision science in NIH RePORTER

Society For Neuroeconomics Early Career Award – Awarded since 2009, to 8 men : 3 women (27%); base rate estimated to be 37% using our current neuroeconomics number

Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award – Awarded since 1983, to 41 men : 9 women (18%), and awarded to 12 men : 4 women (25%) since 2007; base rate estimated to be 24% using our current general neuroscience number (current selection committee: 5 women, 3 men)

Did we miss an award? Please send additional early career prizes (good or bad) to biaswatchneuro@gmail.com and we will add them.

18th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF)

18th International Multisensory Research Forum (IMRF)

Sponsors: Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Plexon Inc and Electrical Geodesics, Inc.
Invited speaker gender ratio: 0 women : 3 men (0%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 37%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword (multisensory OR multi-sensory OR cross-modal) AND perception and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 68 results using our python script.

40th European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2017

40th European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2017

Organizers: Guido Hesselmann, Marianne Maertens, Florian Ostendorf, Martin Rolfs & Philipp Sterzer
Sponsors: still being confirmed, see here
Plenary speaker gender ratio: 2 women : 2 men (50%)
Estimated* base rate of females in the field: 32%

*Method of estimation: We searched NIH RePORTER with keyword visual perception and then counted the ratio of women among the unique researchers in all 29 pages using our python script.