Early Career Award: 2021 Finalists

In the award's Early Career category, four pioneering research projects from different fields were nominated, which were presented by the applicants at the online Symposium on Integrity on Research on November 24, 3pm CET. After the presentation, the Einstein Foundation Award jury chose a winning researcher or team of researchers who received €100,000 to carry out their project. The nominees were...


by Yuri Pavlov (University of Tübingen/Ural Federal University, Russia). The team of researchers from various international institutions is aiming to assess the replicability and validity of electroencephalography (EEG) experiments which underpin current knowledge and practice. EEGManyLabs wants to strengthen confidence in EEG research and to generate an open access database that can be used to inform future research projects.

Leveraging Big Team Science to Expand Research in Africa

by Patrick Forscher (Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, Nairobi, Kenya). The project led by Patrick Forscher aims to support researchers in Africa set up their own psychology laboratories through providing resources and sharing knowledge. Together they will develop culture-sensitive measures to build more broadly applicable psychological theories. The findings are to be translated into six African languages and will be available through open access so that more knowledge from this region of the world can be incorporated into research in the future.

Reimagining Disability Research Ethics

by Danielle Peers and Lindsay Eales (both from University of Alberta, Canada), Kristin Snoddon (Ryerson University, Canada), and Katie Aubrecht (St Francis Xavier University, Canada). Existing research ethics mainly focus on protecting people with disabilities, but rarely involve them in the research process - even when a specific disability is being researched. The team is aiming to revise these rules and practices in order to make research more inclusive, reliable, and accessible by incorporating knowledge and insights from people with disabilities.