Allison Doupe was deeply connected to the McKnight Endowment Fund. She received a McKnight Scholar Award in 1993 and joined the scholar award committee in 2006. She took over as chair of the scholar committee in 2010 and joined the McKnight Endowment Fund board at that time. Additionally, Allison was an amazing mentor to young scientists.
To honor her memory, in 2015, the McKnight Endowment Fund board created the Allison J. Doupe Fellowship for post-docs. The award includes an invitation to the McKnight Endowment Fund Annual Meeting and the opportunity to present a poster about their research at the gathering. Doupe Fellows are nominated by a McKnight neuroscientist who is attending the conference.