FENS Forum Awards
Every other year, SfN and the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) provide a joint travel award exchange program for graduate students who have reached PhD candidacy or postdoctoral fellows to attend their respective meetings.
SfN will provide fifteen awards in the amount of $2,500 to members from the United States, Canada and Mexico to attend the biannual FENS Forum. Prior to applying, applicants must submit an abstract to the FENS Forum by the deadline at their own expense. Abstract submission for the FENS Forum is now open and will close on February 18th, 2020.
The 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience will be held in Glasgow, UK, from July 11 – 15, 2020, visit their webpage for more information.
Award checks are presented to recipients following the FENS Forum.
Recipients are selected based on the scientific merit of the abstract submitted to the forum and the strength of related application materials.
Applicant may not receive additional travel awards from IBRO, FENS, or JNS to attend this event.
The following materials are required:
- One page curriculum vitae (CV), including country of residency and education (note when applicant advanced to PhD candidacy), honors, awards, and publications
- One letter of recommendation from an academic adviser
- A copy of the abstract that has been submitted for the conference. Awardees must submit an abstract at their own expense by the FENS deadline of February 18, 2020, 11:59 p.m. CET. SfN will request proof of submission from awardees
- A 500 word essay or less describing career goals, planned research, and the value of attending the FENS Forum
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- Must be living and working in the United States, Canada or Mexico at the time of travel to the conference
- Enrollment as a graduate student who has advanced to PhD candidacy or postdoctoral fellows
- Applicant is the first author of an abstract to be presented at the Forum
- SfN membership
- Applicant may not receive another SfN travel award in the same year
- Brendan Hare, PhD, Yale University
- Carmen Wong, University of Western Ontario
- Eric Petersen, Central Michigan University
- Fernando Caravaggio, PhD, University of Toronto
- Gavin Petrie, University of Calgary
- Georgia Balsevich, PhD, University of Calgary
- Jared Kopelman, University of Pittsburgh
- Kevin Beier, PhD, Stanford University
- Lauren Reynolds, McGill University
- Marc Meadows, Vollum Institute
- Munir Kutlu, PhD, Vanderbilt University
- Salma Omer, Vanderbilt University
- Sarah Ruediger, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
- Scott Kinlein, Washington State University
- Yannick Mullié, University of Montreal