2017 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, USA
November 9-10

Student/Postdoc Essay Contest in Neuroethics

The INS Student/Postdoc Essay Contest, now in its fourth year, aims to promote interest in neuroethics among students and postdocs early in their academic careers. The contest is open to all post-secondary students enrolled in a degree-granting program at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. This year, participants submitted essays in one of two categories—Academic or Science Communication—with varying formats and expectations.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted essays to this year's contest and recognize the following authors for their exceptional work. Links to the essays will be made available as drafts are finalized and published. Join us at the INS Annual Meeting to meet and congratulate these young scholars and communicators. Register today!

Academic Essay Winner

Science Communication Essay Winner

Editorial Mentorship Selectees

  • "Propranolol: Beginning the Discussion on a Medical Solution to Reducing Police Brutality" by Natalia Montes, University of Washington
  • "Psychiatry: The Modern Predicament" by Ien Li, Princeton University
  • "My Brain Made Me Do It" by Crystal Jing Jing Yeo, Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
  • "On the Ethics of Neurogenetics" by Abigail Danfora, American University
  • "Hearing Voices: First-Person Perspectives & Combating Social Stigma" by Stephanie M. Hare, Georgia State University
Essay contest winners

The 2016 INS Student/Postdoc Essay Contest winners Kaitlyn McGlothlen and Monique Wonderly, center and right, received a Michael Patterson Neuroethics Travel Stipend, presented by Dr. Michael Patterson, pictured left.

About the Contest

The essay contest is organized annually by the members of the INS Student/Postdoc Committee and supported by Dr. Michael Patterson. The call for essays is announce in March, submissions are generally accepted through June, and the winners, announced late summer, are invited to receive recognition at the INS Annual Meeting in November.

The essay submission deadline for this year has passed, but we encourage you to review the format and requirements in the call for essays to prepare your future submissions.

2016 Winning Essays

2015 Winning Essays

2014 Winning Essays

About INS

The International Neuroethics Society is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience. Our mission is to promote the development and responsible application of neuroscience through interdisciplinary and international research, education, outreach and public engagement for the benefit of people of all nations, ethnicities and cultures.