Society for Neuroscience Announces Trainee Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Demonstrating a strong commitment to supporting the career development of the next generation of scientists, the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) awarded 193 young researchers Trainee Professional Development Awards (TPDA), enabling them to present their research at Neuroscience 2019.
TPDAs are presented to deserving undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the globe who demonstrate scientific merit and excellence in their research. Recipients include 114 graduate students, 71 postdoctoral fellows, and eight undergraduates representing 133 institutions across 30 different countries. Awardees receive complimentary registration to attend Neuroscience 2019, along with a $1,000 stipend for awardees based at an institution in North America and $2,500 for those from international institutions.
As Neuroscience 2019 represents the largest gathering of neuroscientists in the world, the opportunity for TPDA winners to attend, present their science, and network with world-renowned researchers represents a significant career achievement. Awardees present a scientific abstract at both a poster session honoring TPDA recipients and during the regular poster floor schedule. Outside their presentation schedule, winners are encouraged to participate in the wealth of learning exercises available at the SfN annual meeting.
Beyond the annual meeting, TPDA recipients receive access to professional development opportunities on Neuronline in the year following their award. Through curated email messaging, recipients engage in specialized learning opportunities focused on a variety of career development topics.
The awards are supported by individual donors to the Friends of SfN Fund, private foundations, and partnerships with corporate donors. SfN maintained partnerships with the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research, Sanofi, and the Nancy Rutledge Zahniser Fund. In recognition of the growing interest in TPDAs, SfN Council made another $100,000 annual gift to the program as well as matched all Friends of SfN Fund donations and institutional gifts of $25,000 and higher.
SfN believes that supporting the next generation of neuroscientists is crucial to furthering the work of the field at large. Throughout its programs, SfN seeks to promote gender equality and to increase diversity in every form. Trainees from all around the globe are eligible and are encouraged to apply for the awards.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is an organization of more than 37,000 basic scientists and clinicians who study the brain and the nervous system.