The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund has announced that neuroscientist SueYeon Chung is one of this year’s recipients of a prestigious Klingenstein-Simons Fellowship Award in Neuroscience. The award recognizes and supports outstanding early-career neuroscientists who have made valuable research contributions and show great promise.
Chung is an associate research scientist and project leader at the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Neuroscience (CCN) and an assistant professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University. Her research group is developing mathematical theories of neural population geometry and building neural network and circuit models of brain functions.
The Klingenstein-Simons Fellowships are “among the nation’s oldest and most illustrious fellowships for highly promising, early career scientists conducting cutting edge neuroscience research,” according to the program’s website. Since 2013, the fellowships have been a partnership between the Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund and the Simons Foundation. A scientific advisory committee of distinguished neuroscientists reviews and selects each class of fellows.
Each fellow receives $300,000 over three years for salary support, research assistants, equipment or other purposes which promote the fellow’s scientific activities.