NSP Application Instructions
- Read through the application checklist before completing the application form.
- You must complete the application form in one sitting. The session will time out and automatically submit your application form if too much time passes without activity, or if you press “Back” or “Refresh”. Once your application form has been submitted, there is no way for you to access or make edits to the form again.
- Upload supporting documents as one attachment. Instructions are available in the NSP Application Guide.
- Two-Year Plan — Write one or two brief paragraphs for each of the next two years highlighting your research and programmatic plans, prospective course work, and graduate or postdoctoral training. If you are an undergraduate student, you must indicate that you've been accepted into a graduate programming beginning in 2019. Limit to 500 words
- Essay — Write a 500-word essay describing your professional goals and what you hope to gain from the Neuroscience Scholars Program.
- Copy of your transcripts (an unofficial copy is acceptable) — Based on your current academic status, please see below for what is required
- Undergraduate Students: Most recent version of undergraduate transcripts
- Graduate Students (Master's Student, PhD Student/Candidate, MD/PhD Student): Final version of undergraduate AND most recent version of graduate transcripts
- Postdoctoral Fellows: Final version of graduate transcripts
- Resume/C.V. — Limit to four pages. Include:
- A full list of publications
- Conference presentations including name and date of meeting and title of abstract
- Scholarship, honors, and awards
- Any scientific associations or committees to which you belong
- Advisor's Biosketch — Submit a copy of your Advisor's Biosketch.
- Two letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by referring individuals through the SfN Award Nomination Form by the application deadline of 5 p.m. EST on February 21. If you do not already have an SfN account, create an account through the application form before sending the instructions below to your reference. This will allow each reference to search for your name and submit the recommendation on your behalf. The letters should come from people in professional settings supporting your participation in the Neuroscience Scholars Program. At least one of the letters must be from a faculty member familiar with your academic work. Application packages missing letters of recommendation will not be considered.
Instructions for Recommending a Neuroscience Scholar
- Go to (SfN.org/login) to access or create an SfN account
- Visit the SfN Award Nomination Form
- Search for the name of the graduate student or postdoctoral fellow applying for the Neuroscience Scholars Program. The applicant must have started their application in order to be searched.
- Select "Nominate" next to the name of the individual
- Choose “NSP Application” under Award Type
- “Select” and “Submit” your letter by the February 21 deadline
All materials should be submitted by February 21, at 5 p.m. EST to be considered for the Neuroscience Scholars Program.