International Prize from Fondation Fyssen

Fyssen Foundation awards an annual International Prize.  This Prize is worth 60 000 euros and is  awarded to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation : Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and Sciences of the Nervous System.

Theme for 2015 - "Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Sensory and Motor Systems" 

“Systems neuroscience investigates neural circuits that underpin a specific, bounded set of functions.  The systems approach has produced fundamental insights into sensory perception (both in vision and in other modalities) , and also into coordinated action.  The prize will be awarded to a neuroscientist who has significantly advanced our understanding of the organisation of these circuits, and of their contributions to cognition and behaviour.

The committee will consider nominations for research on either sensory or  motor function, for research involving either animals or humans, and for levels of analysis ranging from single units to entire populations.”


A complete nomination package will consist of:

  • A recommendation or nomination letter
  • CV and list of publications
  • A summary of the research work that justifies the award (maximum 4 pages)

All nomination materials (2 hard copies) must be sent by mail to:

Secrétariat de la Fondation FYSSEN
194 rue de Rivoli
Paris France


The final submission deadline is Friday, November 6, 2015


Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding this award and the nomination process.