Glass Brain Award

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping has established an award to recognize lifetime achievement by leading researchers using or facilitating neuroimaging to discover original and influential findings regarding the organization and function of the human brain.

Award Criteria

  1. Nominee must have been visibly engaged in OHBM activities
  2. Nominee must have evidence of extraordinary lifetime accomplishments in the field of human brain mapping
  3. The nominee must be over the age of 40
  4. The nominee must be present to accept the award given out at the Annual Meeting.
  5. No self-nominations are allowed.
  6. Please note: Current OHBM elected leadership are ineligible to receive OHBM Awards. 

Nomination Process
Nominations for the Glass Brain Award should include a letter of nomination outlining the nominee’s lifetime accomplishments as well as an abbreviated curriculum vita (no more than two pages) of the nominee. Additional letters of support are not required but may add to the strength of the nomination.  Nominators are required to collate all nomination materials into one single PDF document (no more than five pages total) to be uploaded here.

Review Process
The OHBM Council is charged with the selection of the Glass Brain Award recipient and will meet after the submission deadline to review the award criteria and discuss each nominee.  The Council will then vote electronically on their top ranked candidates. If needed, the Council will meet again to discuss any split decisions and make a final selection.

The award recipient will be provided with an OHBM Glass Brain Award and gratis Annual Meeting registration. When the Annual Meeting is held in-person, the recipient's coach air travel and two nights lodging at the host hotel will be provided.

Questions? Please direct them to the OHBM Executive Office at

Past Glass Brain recipients include:

2021: OHBM Virtual II
Peter T. Fox, United States

2020: OHBM Virtual I
Leslie Ungerleider, United States

2019: Rome, Italy
Alan Evans, Canada

2018: Singapore, Singapore
Susan Y. Bookheimer, United States

2017: Vancouver, Canada
David Van Essen, United States

2016:  Geneva, Switzerland
Karl Friston, United Kingdom

2015: Honolulu, United States
Marcus E. Raichle, United States

2014: Hamburg, Germany
Karl Zilles, Germany