Broadbent Prize

The conferences start with an invited talk in honour of Donald E. Broadbent, one of the founders of European Cognitive Psychology. This talk is given by the recipient of the Broadbent Prize granted every two years to one of the key figures in the field.
Broadbent Lecturers
Paphos 2015 - John Duncan
Budapest 2013 - Glyn Humphreys
Donostia - San Sebastian 2011 - Randi Martin
Krakow 2009 - Annette Karmiloff-Smith
Marseille 2007 - C. Bundesen
Leiden 2005 - D.L. Schacter
Granada 2003 - P. Johnson-Laird
Edinburgh 2001 - I. Biederman
Gent 1999 - W.J.M. Levelt
Jerusalem 1998 - A.M. Treisman
Wurzburg 1996 - M.I. Posner
Rome 1995 - W Prinz
Lisbon 1994 - A. Baddeley

Finished programmes

Here are listed the funding programmes that have been closed.


ESCoP is offering numerous funding opportunities for the most dynamic members of the Society.

There are now more opportunities than ever to solicit assistance from ESCoP. You can learn about these possibilities by exploring our website, or by contacting the Secretary.



ESCoP is offering the awards for the most dynamic members of the Society. You can learn about these possibilities by exploring our website, or by contacting the Secretary.


Activity Funding


                              Program closed in August 2013.


ESCoP was offering partial funding for activities such as meetings, colloquia, etc. that were organized by ESCoP members, for an amount of up to 2000 Euro. The funding covered ESCoP members expences (e.g. travel grants, keynote speakers, fees for associate members, etc). The evaluation criteria were the quality of event and its relevance to the society’s scope. Recurrent events had lower priority than new initiatives. The program was closed on August 2013.

Previously funded activities:

  • The 14th European Workshop on Imagery and Cogniton organized by Marios Avraamides and Experimental Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus to be held in Paphos, Cyprus, 18-20 June 2014
  • International Workshop on Bilingualism and Cognitive Control, organized by Zofia Wodniecka, Susan C. Bobb and Judith F. Kroll to be held in Krakow, Poland on 15-17 May 2013
  • Interactions Between Space, Time and Number: 20 Years of Research Workshop, organized by Martin Fischer, Samuel Shaki, Marco Zorzi and Stanislas Dehaene to be held in Paris, France on 26 February 2013.
  • New directions in brain training: Effectiveness, methodology, and application of cognitive interventions Workshop, organized by Tilo Strobach, Torsten Schubert and Julia Karbach to be held in Berlin, Germany, 11-13 October 2012. 
  • 1st seminar on implicit learning, organized by CedLAB to be held in Sopot, Poland on 23-25 August 2012. 
  • Development of Executive Functions" Workshop organized by Hanna Mulder, Lucy Cragg and Lex Wijnroks to be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands, 19-20 April 2012
  • 3rd Dubrovnik conference on cognitive science, organized by CECOG to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 12-15 May 2011 
  • 4th Cargese School on Consciousness organized by Bert Timmermans to be held in Cargèse, Corsica, France on 12-22 September 2011
  • Language and Recursion seminar organized by Francis Lowenthal to be held in Mons, Belgium on 14-16 March 2011
  • Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems: Spatial Representations and Dynamic Interactions Workshop organized by Oliver Herbort, Martin V. Butz, Giovanni Pezzulo, and Olivier Sigaud to be held Bielefeld, Germany on 21-22 February 2011
  • Crossmodal Action Workshop organized by Lynn Huestegge to be held in Aachen, Germany on 1-2 October 2010
  • Donostia Workshop on Neurobilingualism organized by Manuel Carreiras to be held in Donostia – San Sebastian, Spain on 30 September – 2 October 2010
  • International symposium in honour of André Vandierendonck “Working memory and executive control”, organized by Arnaud Szmalec to be held in Ghent, Belgium on September 20th 2010.
  • 6th International Workshop on Language Production, organized by Alissa Melinger, Holly Branigan & Martin Pickering to be held in Edinburgh, UK 2 -4 September 2010
  • 24th International Attention and Performance Symposium, organized by Stanislas Deheane and Elizabeth Brannon to be held in France in June 2010.
  • The 12th European Workshop on Imagery and Cognition" to be held in Helsinki (Finland) in June 2010 organized by Virpi Kalakoski, Christina Krause, and Lauri Oksama.
  • 2nd Dubrovnik conference on cognitive science, organized by CECOG to be held in Dubrovnik, Croatia on 6-9 May 2010
  • Workshop Embodied and Situated Language Processing, to be held in Rotterdam (Netherlands), July 28-29, 2009, by Rolf Zwaan, Katinka Dijkstra, Diane Pecher, and Anique de Bruin.
  • Workshop on Cultural effects on the mental number line in York (UK) in July 2009, organized by Martin Fischer, Silke Goebel, and Sam Shaki.
  • Workshop on mental imagery, spatial cognition and language in honor of Michel Denis, Padova (Italy) June 2009, organized by Cesare Cornoldi, Rossana de Beni, Valérie Gyselinck, and Francesca Pazzaglia.
  • Summer School on Self-consciousness and consciousness of others to be held in Cargèse, Corsica (France), May 25-June 4, 2009, organized by Frédérique de Vignemont.
  • 4th European Working Memory Workshop, Bristol (UK) September 2008. Organized by Klaus Oberaur.
  • A 3-day research workshop on lifespan development of memory and language, a workshop intended to celebrate the career of Philip Smith. July 2008, organized by Phil Beaman and Pat Rabbitt.
  • The 15th Annual Summer School in Cognitive Science held in Sofia (Bulgaria). June-July 2008, by Boicho Kokinov.
  • Workshop on Neurocognitive approaches to control and working memory in Leiden (Netherlands), May 2008, organized by Guido Band, Merel Pannebakker, and Nelleke van Wouwe. 2000 Euros
  • Workshop on Action monitoring and behavior adjustment in Aachen (Germany), March 2008, organized by Andrea Philipp and Marco Steinhauser.
  • The Women in Cognitive Science meeting held prior to 2007 ESCoP meeting in Marseille, organized by Janet van Hell, Teresa Bajo, and Judy Kroll.
  • The 14th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, organized by Boicho Kokinov in Sofia (Bulgaria) July, 2007. ESCOP provided travel grants for 2 students.
  • Workshop on Cognitive and Social perspectives on (Un)consciousness. Organized by Robert Balas, July 2007, Gdansk, Poland.
  • Summer School on Executive Functions. Bernried (Germany), August 2006. ESCoP supported two students.
  • Third European Workshop on Working Memory (EWOMS) and its relationship with long-term memory and attention in Genova (Italy) June, 2006.
  • The Women in Cognitive Science meeting (held at the 2005 ESCoP meeting in Leiden).
  • The Summer School on the topic of "Neuroscience of Number Processing" organized by Carlo Umilta in cooperation with an EU network that took place in Erice, Sicily, July 2005, ESCOP provided travel grants for 2 students.
  • The 12th International Summer School in Cognitive Science, organised by Boicho Kokinov in Sofia (Bulgaria) July, 2005. ESCOP provided travel grants for 3 students.

ESCoP Thematic Meetings

ESCoP is offering partial funding for the recurrent meetings dedicated to specific research topics that are organized by ESCoP members interested in a certain research area. The Committee aims to fund up to four meetings every two years: one satellite meeting of the Conference and three thematic meetings in the non-conference year. An amount of up to 4000 Euro will be granted for meetings that fulfill following criteria: 

  • a meeting should be dedicated to a research area that is relevant for ESCoP
  • a meeting should be organized for up to 60 participants 

  • an organizing committee should be formed by ESCoP members only 

  • at least 50% of senior attendees should be ESCoP members 

  • a percentage of members among students will be an additional criterion  

Proposals should not exceed 1500 words and should specify: 

  • a topic of the activity, including relevance for ESCoP 

  • a place and date of activity 

  • the list of organizers

  • program, including names of speakers
  • intended audience (number of people, students or senior researchers, a list of ESCoP members that are willing to attend)
  • detailed budget

Proposals should be sent by email to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. Deadline is June, 1st. The committee will evaluate the proposal and communicate the final decision after the ESCoP Conference or after the meeting of the Executive Committee.

Bertelson Award

Beginning in 2001, the Paul Bertelson Award is granted every two years to an outstanding young scientist for making a significant contribution to European Cognitive Psychology. Candidates should normally have completed their doctoral thesis no more than 8 years before nomination, and be under 35 years of age. However, the committee does not wish to discriminate against researchers who have, for example, taken maternity leave or made career switches. The committee also recognizes that differences exist across Europe in research training procedures. Therefore, a case may be made to the jury if there are reasons why the criteria should be interpreted flexibly.

A committee of peers rates each candidate on four criteria: (1) the candidate's general scientific achievements, (2) the international character of the candidate's work, (3) the range and (4) the outstanding character of the candidate's contribution. The winner receives his/her award at the next ESCoP Conference. On this occasion he/she will give a lecture. 

Call for nominations is announced every two years.

You are invited to nominate persons for the Bertelson award. Your letter of nomination should cover several issues concerning the nominee, including:

  • A supporting statement of no more than 100 words indicating why you think they should receive the award
  • The general themes of their research.
  • Their most significant research findings, and most important theoretical contributions. Please identify 3 representative publications.
  • The degree to which the nominee's work has stimulated research among others.
  • A comparison of the nominee with others in their field(s).

Nominations for the Bertelson Award and a copy of the nominee's curriculum vitae should be sent to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon (

Please submit the nominations before May, 1st 2018.

Bertelson Award recipients (previously called the young psychologist lecturer):

2017, Michael Banissy
2015, Zaira Cattaneo
2013, Roi Cohen Kadosh
2011, Antonino Vallesi
2009, Simon Farrell
2007, E.J. Wagenmakers
2005, K. Graham
2003, C. Spence
2001, J. Theeuwes
1999, M. Brandimonte
1996, A. Buchner
1995, R. Kolinsky

ESCoP Early Career Publication Award

The ESCoP Early Career Publication Award (€1000) is an award for the best article accepted for publication in 2016, while the applicant was a PhD student, or within a year of receipt of the PhD. The applicant has to be the first author of the article and a member of ESCoP. Authors should send a copy of the publication, the date of acceptance, and the date on which they got their PhD (if applicable) to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon. Applications should be sent before the 1st of May 2017. A jury of three members nominated by the ESCoP Committee will choose the winner before the 31st of July 2017. Only one submission per person will be considered.

Early Career Publication Award recipients:

2016: Efthymia Kapnoula with: Kapnoula, E. C., & McMurray, B. (2016). Training alters the resolution of lexical interference: Evidence for plasticity of competition and inhibition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 145(1), 8-30.

2015: Mathieu Servant with: Servant, M., Montagnini, A. & Burle, B. (2014). Conflict tasks and the diffusion framework: Insight in model constraints based on psychological laws. Cognitive Psychology, 72, 162-195.

2014: Kobe Desender with: Desender, K., Van Opstal, F., & van den Bussche, E. (2014). Feeling the Conflict: The Crucial Role of Conflict Experience in Adaptation. Psychological Science, 25(3), 675-683.

2013: Elena Cañadas with: Cañadas E, Rodríguez-Bailón R, Milliken B, Lupiáñez J. (2012). Social Categories as a Context for the Allocation of Attentional Control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 142(3): 934-943.

2012: the committee decided to not award ECPA for 2011

2011: Markus Janczyk with:
Janczyk, M., Franz, V.H. & Kunde, W. (2010). Grasping for parsimony: Do some motor actions escape dorsal processing? Neuropsychologia, 48, 3405-3415.

2010: Sascha Topolinski with:
Topolinski, S. & Reber, R. (2010). Immediate Truth - Temporal Contiguity Between a Cognitive Problem and its Solution Determines Experienced Veracity of the Solution . Cognition, 114, 117-122.

2009: Frank Oppermann with:
Oppermann, F., Jescheniak, J. D., & Schriefers, H. (2008). Conceptual Coherence Affects Phonological Activation of Context Objects During Object Naming. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 587–601.

2008: Zara Bergström with: Bergström, Z.M, Velmans, M, de Fockert, J, & Richardson-Klavehn, A (2007). ERP evidence for successful voluntary avoidance of conscious recollection. Brain Research, 1151, 119-133 

2007: Nieuwland, M. S., Van Berkum, J. J. A. with: When peanuts fall in love: N400 evidence for the power of discourse. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, 1098-1111.

2006: Angel Correa, Spain, with: Correa, A., Lupianez, J., & Tudela, P. (2005). Attentional preparation based on temporal expectancy modulates processing at the perceptual level, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. 12, 328-334

2005: Maria Ruz, Spain, with: Ruz, M., Worden, M. S., Tudela, P., & McCandliss, B. D. (2005). Inattentional amnesia to words in a high attentional load task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, 768-776.

ESCoP Summer School

ESCoP is offering partial funding for summer schools with a maximum of 20,000 Euro. The Committee aims at organizing a biennial summer school, in the even-numbered years. Potential organizers are invited to send a proposal to the ESCoP Secretary,  Michal Wierzchon. The deadline for proposals for a summer school in 2018 is February 1st 2017. The ESCoP Committee will select the most appropriate candidate.

ESCoP Conference Attendance Funding

*****2017 deadline announced: please submit your applications till 1st of May 2017*****


The ESCoP Travel Funding is a grant aimed at supporting graduate students to attend the conferences organized by the Society. In 2017, the society aims to award up to 5 grants to support active participation of graduate students in ESCoP Conferences. Travel funding grants (up to 500 EUR each) will be awarded to cover conference fee and other expenses. Preference will be given to ESCoP Associate members. 

The application should be sent in .pdf format to the ESCoP Secretary, Michal Wierzchon ( The document should contain the following:

  • the applicant’s CV 
  • accepted abstract (abstract acceptance is not required as part of the application for travel support but will be checked by the program committee)
  • a network plan – no more than 2-page, single-spaced, 12-point font summary of a networking plan and its relevance to the applicant's research program. A networking plan is to identify one or two target senior scientists that the applicant has arranged to meet during the conference. Applicant has to describe specific goals to be accomplished with these targeted scientist/s (e.g., develop a collaboration, exchange research ideas, receive input on experiments, a grant proposal or a manuscript) and contact people before the conference.  

Deadlines depend on abstract submistion schedule and will be announced before the ESCoP Conference. The Committee will examine the proposals within a month of the deadline.

ESCoP Early Career Stimulus


                              Program closed in August 2013.



The ESCoP Early Career Stimulus was a grant up to €1000 aimed at supporting European graduate students.  Multiple such grants were awarded each year to support specific research projects (e.g., completing an experiment) or short-term visits to another lab in a different country. Preference was given to students from Eastern European countries. Program was closed in August 2013.

Early Career Stimulus receipients:

2012: Giulia Mattavelli, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy; Tudor Popescu, University of Oxford, UK
2011: Olga Puccioni, SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy; Peter Pajkossy, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
2010: Maria Dimitropoulou, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain & Language and University of La Laguna, Spain; Anna Marzecová, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland; Katarzyna Patro, Warsaw University, Poland
2009: Rosana Stan, University of Oradea; Despina Panagiotidou, South East European Research Centre and University of Sheffield; Agnieszka Pluta, Warsaw University
2008: Alexandra Touroutoglou, Greece
2005: Roi Kadosh, Israel; Mikolaj Hernik, Poland; Chiara delle Libera, Italy