Program Support

Program support is an excellent stand-alone promotional opportunity as well as an effective add-on for exhibitors and on-site advertisers seeking enhanced ways to connect and build relationships with target markets. Every year, institutions such as foundations and corporations, and even individual donors, take part in the chance to support Neuroscience programs and these contributors enjoy a major profile at the annual meeting with acknowledgment of their support role in a variety of platforms including: the Preliminary and Final Program, on convention center signage, and verbal recognition at applicable events.


Presidential Special Lecture: $25,000/each

  • ACCME-Accredited
  • The highlight of the annual meeting, the Presidential Special Lecture Series is selected by the SfN president for outstanding merit and importance in neuroscience.

History of Neuroscience Lecture: $25,000

  • A chronicle of the evolution and growth of major topics in neuroscience. 
Special Lecture: $15,000/each
  • ACCME-Accredited
  • A series of high-profile lectures each representing a neuroscience theme.

Poster Sessions

Provides trainees the opportunity to present their research and make lasting connections with established neuroscientists.

  • International Fellows Poster Session: $10,000
  • Diversity Fellows Poster Session: $10,000
  • Trainee Professional Development Awards Poster Session: $10,000
  • Exclusive Support (3 poster sessions): $25,000

Educational Courses

Trains scientists in day-long courses focused on emerging topics and research techniques.

  • Short Course: $10,000/each (3 available)
  • Exclusive support of all courses: $25,000

Mentoring and Networking Events 

Celebrates the achievements of neuroscience communities and offers attendees networking opportunities.

  • Diversity Reception: $10,000
  • Brain Awareness Week Campaign Reception: $10,000
  • Graduate Student and Postdoc Fellow Reception: $10,000
  • Celebration of Women in Neuroscience Luncheon: $10,000
  • Career Development Topics: A Networking Event: $10,000
  • Neuroscience Scholars Program Mentoring Breakfast: $10,000


Social Issues Roundtable: $7,000
  • Covers timely social issues of neuroscience topics that have an impact on society, particularly in terms of ethics or social awareness.

Animals in Research Panel: $7,000 

  • Panel of experts discuss recent topics in animals in research.

Meet-the-Expert Series

Experts describe their research techniques and accomplishments in a personal context.
  • Individual Session: $2,000
  • Three Sessions: $5,000
  • Exclusive support of all sessions: $18,000

Professional Development Workshops

Designed to improve various aspects of professional skills at all career stages.

  • Individual Workshop: $2,000
  • Three Workshops: $5,000
  • Exclusive support of all workshops (up to 14 available): $20,000


Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience: $50,000
  • Highest recognition conferred by SfN to a scientist who made significant contributions in neuroscience during his or her career.
Young Investigator Award: $25,000
  • Recognizes a young neuroscientist who demonstrated scholarly independence and distinguished research.
Science Educator Award: $10,000 
  • Honors two outstanding neuroscientists who have made significant contributions to educating the public about neuroscience.
Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award: $10,000
  • Recognizes an individual who promoted the advancement of women in neuroscience.
Trainee Professional Development Awards: Sponsorships range from $2,000–$50,000
  • Presented to deserving young scientists who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in their research.

Program support maximizes your impact and exposure at Neuroscience 2017.

Contact the SfN development team to join our community of annual meeting supporters at or (202) 962-4000

Contact SfN

If you have questions, email or call (202) 962-4000.

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