For award consideration, chapters must have submitted at least one annual report during the previous two calendar years and must have provided reports from all other programs through which funding was received.
Chapters must spend grant money on the approved budget (submitted with the application) within one year of being awarded. A final financial and project report, with return of unused funds, is due to SfN 30 days after the event. Download the Final Report Guide (PDF).
The 2017 Chapter Grant submission period is now closed. We are not accepting any additional Chapter Grant applications.
Please complete the Chapter Grant Application through the online submission portal.
Only the individual who is designated as the Chapter Representative will have access to the Grant Application Portal. If you need to update your Chapter's Representative, please complete the Chapter Representative Form.
Applications submitted via email will not be accepted.
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How to Apply
In applying for grants, keep these points in mind:
- For Brain Awareness Week-related activities, the Global Membership Committee encourages the solicitation of matching funds.
- International chapters are encouraged, where applicable, to describe how the activities proposed in the grant application relate to and/or are supportive of similar efforts targeted by their national society (e.g., Brain Awareness Week activities). A letter of support from the national society will be taken into consideration in the review process, but is not required.
- Proposals for continuing medical education that can be better supported through fees and corporate sponsorship are not funded.
- Proposals that benefit the community and not only a single institution are usually more successful.
- Food/beverage and honorarium requests are discouraged.
- Grant funds may not be used to fund chapter website development. Please see the Chapter Resources page for some useful links if you need assistance with chapter website development.
- Impact - Project(s) will have a significant positive impact on audience
- Design — Project(s) is well thought out with consideration for the needs of the audience
- Review – There is an adequate plan for self-review
- Capacity — Application shows that the chapter can follow through on the project(s)
- Cooperation — Multiple institutions/organizations are involved in the success of the project(s)
- Budget — The budget clear, detailed and reasonable
Previous grants have funded activities such as:
- Student-oriented regional conferences
- Beginning, continuing, or expanding Brain Awareness Week activities, including increased community involvement or the purchase of educational supplies
- Hosting a local political representative to promote neuroscience
- Hosting a lecturer from outside the chapter's geographic region (previously funded by the Distinguished Traveling Scientists program)
- Collaborating with local organizations on professional development initiatives
- Supporting a chapter annual meeting