Fondation Fyssen International Scientific Prize

The aim of the Fyssen Foundation is to “encourage all forms of scientific inquiry into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, which underlie animal and human behavior; their biological and cultural bases, and phylogenetic and ontogenetic development”. This Prize will be awarded to a scientist who has conducted distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation: Ethology, Psychology, Neurobiology, Social Anthropology, Ethnology, Human Palaeontology and Archaeology. It is expected that the applicant would have influenced significantly cognitive sciences at the international level.

Value: 100,000 Euros.

Note: If institutional nomination is sought (individuals may also nominate candidates outside of the institutional process), please submit a candidate suggestion form at least three months in advance of the external deadline to recommend a candidate to the President’s Advisory Committee on Awards, Honours and Prizes. For more information, please contact

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Upcoming Deadlines

November 14, 2023November 14, 2023 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Fondation Fyssen International Scientific Prize Recognizes distinguished research in the areas supported by the Foundation. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.