Awards & Grants

L’Oréal for Women in Science Research Excellence Fellowship, with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (1 out of 2 fellowships in Canada). (2016)

Postdoctoral Scholar of the Year. Western University. Canada. (2016)

Distinguished Person of the Year. Albanian Diaspora of Canada. Canada. (2015)

One of Best 51 Discoveries Since 1878, Western University. Canada. (2014)

Graduate Fellowship ($300,000; 3% success rate), Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. USA. (2004 – 2010)

Travel Grant Award ($1500), Brain (the Journal). UK. (2010)

Travel Grant Award ($1500), Brain (the Journal). UK. (2009)

Marie Curie Trainee Award ($10,000), Marie Curie School for Neuroscience. Italy. (2008)

Clare College Graduate Student Grant (£1,000), Clare College. University of Cambridge, UK. (2008)

Grindley Research Grant (£2,000). Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge. UK. (2008)

Cambridge Philosophical Society Travel Grant (£500), University of Cambridge. UK. (2007/2008)

Graduate Presentation Award ($2,000; 2% success rate), Cognitive Neuroscience Society. USA. (2007)

Travel Fellowship Award ($750), Organization for Human Brain Mapping. USA. (2006)

Grindley Travel Grant (£800), Experimental Psychology Society. UK. (2006)

Chibnall Travel Grant (£1,000), Clare College, University of Cambridge. UK. (2006)

Richard B. Russell Leadership Fellow, University of Georgia. USA. (2003)

MSc Research Award ($50,000), GlaxoSmithKline Inc. UK. (2002)

All-Americal Scholar Collegiate Award, University of Georgia. USA. (2002)

Presidential Scholar, University of Georgia. USA. (2001/2002)

Phi Beta Kappa Honour Society, University of Georgia. USA. (2001)

Foundation Fellowship Award ($100,000; 0.5% success rate), University of Georgia. USA. (2000)