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Friends of SfN Fund


Investing in SfN’s Mission

Every year, the Society launches innovative programs to better serve the evolving needs of the increasingly global membership and to cultivate opportunities that promote the field of neuroscience. These programs are made possible by SfN, its partners, and the Friends of SfN Fund, which adds to important scientific, advocacy, training, and professional development programs, which are only partially funded through member dues.

Annual gifts are the most direct way to create a positive impact. Help meet the most pressing needs of the neuroscience community today.

Consider making an annual gift to the initiative you feel most passionate about:

  • Trainee Professional Development Awards for deserving young scientists who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in their research, which provide the opportunity to present a scientific abstract and to meet and network with senior scientists at the SfN annual meeting. In 2016, more than $100,000 in prizes and awards were awarded to recognize research achievements by neuroscientists from around the globe. Contributions also supported annual meeting lectures and events, and donors contributed to nearly 80 Trainee Professional Development Awards for deserving young scientists to attend the annual meeting in San Diego. 
  • Public Outreach and Education to develop tools such as BrainFacts.org (a public information resource featuring more than 1,500 scientifically-vetted articles that reaches users across 235 countries and territories), Brain Awareness Week, and a robust advocacy engagement program that enable the neuroscience community to reach a broader, nonscientific audience.
  • Unrestricted support where resources are needed most.

The Society for Neuroscience is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a qualified 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Friends of SfN Fund also accepts memorial gifts in memory of a deceased neuroscientist from colleagues and peers who may wish to honor their careers and contributions to the field. Names must be submitted by June 30th in order to be acknowledged in the current year's annual meeting program.

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Society for Neuroscience
Donations - Attn: Accounts Receivable
1121 14th Street NW, Suite 1010
Washington, DC 20005

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