As usual, a number of awards for special scientific achievements will be presented at the PuG. There will be the publication award of the Fachgruppe and the early career award of the DGPA, as well as the Brain Products Young Scientist Award. Furthermore, there will be prizes for the best poster presentations. This year, for the first time, the early career researchers have announced three awards for science communication. And the Interest Group Open and Reproducible Research (IGOR) is also offering a prize for conference contributions.

Best Supervisor Award

Information on this award and the corresponding online questionnaire is only available in German. Please switch to the German version of this page. The questionnaire can be found here until June 1st:

Early Career Award of the German Society for Psychophysiology and its Application (DGPA)

The DGPA is offering its Early Career Award again this year. The award is given for an outstanding research contribution, which is presented in a maximum of four publications from the past five years (already published or accepted for publication, first authorships only). The award entails a prize of 1,500 €.
Application is open until 15.05.21. Details here.

Publication Award of the Division of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology

For the 22nd time, the Division announces its annual publication award honouring work in all areas of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology. The papers should be published by junior scientists in an international peer-reviewed journal and represent a contribution of outstanding importance to our field. The prize will be awarded at Psychology and the Brain 2021 online. The prize money is 1,500 €.
Application is possible until 16.05.21. More information here.

Brain Products Young Scientist Award

We are pleased to announce that Brain Products is sponsoring the Brain Products Young Scientist Award again this year. The award is given to an outstanding empirical or theoretical paper in the field of psychophysiological EEG research, which is available as a manuscript or has already been published. The award entails a prize of 1,000 €.
Applications are possible until 15.05.21. Details here.

Science Communication Awards

For the first time, the Early Career Researchers together with the DGPA are offering three prizes for science communication, which will be awarded at the annual conference “Psychology and the Brain 2021”. We are awarding prizes for excellent science communication that has already been implemented as well as for concepts for the future promotion of science communication. Each of the three prizes is endowed with 400 Euros. We were able to win four experts as an independent jury: two editors of In-Mind Magazine, Melanie Sauerland and Malte Friese, Julia Fischer, doctor and TV presenter, and Jens Foell, founder of the Twitter account Real Scientists DE and member of the maiLab team. We are looking forward to receiving your applications, which you can send by email to You can find the detailed call for applications as a PDF here.

IGOR Prize for Open and Reproducible Science 2021

The Interest Group for Open and Reproducible Science (IGOR) in the Section Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology of the German Psychological Society will award a prize for poster and symposium contributions that exemplify practices of open and reproducible science or address them on a meta-science level. Only contributions that are presented at the PuG 2021 are eligible. Participants can apply during the abstract submission process by ticking the corresponding box. In that case, the abstract should include information about the relevant aspects of open and reproducible science of the work. This includes, but is not limited to, pre-registration, open data and materials, reproducible analyses, as well as meta-scientific work. The IGOR jury will use this information to select the most promising submissions. Two jury members will visit and evaluate each shortlisted presentation during the conference. The contribution deemed most in line with the goals of IGOR will be awarded a certificate and a prize of 500 € at the PuG 2021. The prize will be awarded to the presenting author(s) of the contribution.