The Evens Science Prize 2020

The Evens Science Prize 2020 will be focused on research that furthers our understanding of stress and resilience.

Stress is a highly complex, multifaceted phenomenon, the study of which engages disciplines as varied as biology, neuroscience, affective neuroscience, psychology, the social sciences, and neuro-ethics. Stress can be chronic or acute. It may concern individuals, families, organizations, or entire social groups.

Not only can the very same state of affairs (i.e. loud music) be experienced as enjoyable or as stressful, but different individuals may also respond to it in very different ways — some exhibiting resilience in the face of traumatic situations, others developing long-term pathological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

What are the mechanisms that drive responses to stress (e.g. freeze/fight/flight) ? What are the cultural, neurobiological or hormonal factors that modulate resilience? Which interventions are most effective? What ethical considerations should drive the design of our social structures? More generally, how do emotions and cognition interact when facing a stressor?

The Evens Science Prize 2020 will be awarded to research that contributes, from any relevant perspective, to the study of such questions. Only completed or ongoing research, to the exclusion of future research projects, will be considered by an interdisciplinary jury presided by Axel Cleeremans, Research Director at F.R.S.-FNRS and professor of Cognitive Psychology at ULB.

If you would like to apply, please read the Call for Applications carefully, download and fill in the Application Form and send it to Myriam Vanvinckenroye by 30 September 2020 at the latest.

evens-science-prize_call-2020.pdf
evens-science-prize_application-form-2020.pdf

The Evens Science Prize 2020 will be focused on research that furthers our understanding of stress and resilience.

Stress is a highly complex, multifaceted phenomenon, the study of which engages disciplines as varied as biology, neuroscience, affective neuroscience, psychology, the social sciences, and neuro-ethics. Stress can be chronic or acute. It may concern individuals, families, organizations, or entire social groups.

Not only can the very same state of affairs (i.e. loud music) be experienced as enjoyable or as stressful, but different individuals may also respond to it in very different ways — some exhibiting resilience in the face of traumatic situations, others developing long-term pathological conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

What are the mechanisms that drive responses to stress (e.g. freeze/fight/flight) ? What are the cultural, neurobiological or hormonal factors that modulate resilience? Which interventions are most effective? What ethical considerations should drive the design of our social structures? More generally, how do emotions and cognition interact when facing a stressor?

The Evens Science Prize 2020 will be awarded to research that contributes, from any relevant perspective, to the study of such questions. Only completed or ongoing research, to the exclusion of future research projects, will be considered by an interdisciplinary jury presided by Axel Cleeremans, Research Director at F.R.S.-FNRS and professor of Cognitive Psychology at ULB.

If you would like to apply, please read the Call for Applications carefully, download and fill in the Application Form and send it to Myriam Vanvinckenroye by 30 September 2020 at the latest.

evens-science-prize_call-2020.pdf
evens-science-prize_application-form-2020.pdf