JNS Meeting Travel Awards
Every year, SfN and the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) 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 five awards of up to $2,500 to members from the United States, Canada and Mexico to attend the JNS Meeting. Prior to applying, applicants must submit an abstract to the JNS Annual Meeting by the deadline at their own expense. Please note, you must be a member of JNS to submit an abstract to the JNS Annual Meeting. A temporary JNS membership may be purchased on their website (cost estimated at $30 USD). Abstract submission for the JNS Annual Meeting is now open and will close on February 6, 2020.
The 43rd Japan Neuroscience Society Meeting will be held in Kobe, Japan, from July 29 to August 1, 2020, visit their webpage for more information.
Award checks are presented to recipients following the JNS meeting.
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.
How to Apply
Submit the following materials:
- One-page curriculum vitae (CV) including country of residency and education (date of achieving PhD candidacy), honors, awards, and publications
- One letter of recommendation from an academic adviser
- A copy of the proposed abstract that has been submitted for the meeting. Awardees must submit the abstract and meet the JNS acceptance deadline of February 6, 5:00 p.m. (JST). SfN will request proof of submission from awardees
- A 500-word or less essay on career goals, planned research, and the value of attending the JNS meeting
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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 fellow
- SfN membership
- Applicant is the first author on an abstract to be presented at the JNS meeting
- Applicant may not receive another SfN travel award in the same year
- Preference is given to those who have not previously had extensive experience living or working in Japan
2019 Award Winners
- Amanda Buch, Cornell University
- Arlene George, Georgia State University
- Hannah Graham, University of California, San Francisco
- Annie Kathuria, PhD, Harvard University
- Peng Yuan, Stanford University