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Announcement of 2021 JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Awardees

The Call for Application of 2021 JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award, which originated in Year 2012, was open from July 6 to August 3 this year. We received high quality applications from a variety of academic and research institutions. A rigorous selection process was conducted by the International Collaboration Affairs Committee of the JNS (A full member list is indicated below).
We here extend our heartfelt congratulations to the following 6 awardees of the Year 2021:
Takahiro Inoue Graduate School of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University
Asako Noguchi Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Science, The University of Tokyo
Yuma Osako Neural Information Laboratory, Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University
Luwei Wang Laboratory of Mammalian Neural Circuits, National Institute of Genetics (NIG)
Seiko Kawata Department of life and medical sciences, Doshisha University
Airi Yoshimoto Laboratory of Chemical Pharmacology, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of Tokyo
As ambassadors of the JNS, the awardees will attend the International Fellows Orientation Session and International Fellows Poster Session at the SfN’s Annual Meeting.
The criteria for selection were scientific excellence, as evaluated based on the submitted abstract, essay letter, and the candidates’ CV, with strict considerations by committee members for conflict of interest cases. Although this Award was initiated to support young scientists suffering from the outcome of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011, it is now recognized as an Award of prestige for young JNS researchers, as demonstrated by the number of outstanding applications we receive. Therefore, in recent years, we decided to award the scientifically very best applications.
Please contact the JNS office (office@jnss.org) for any feedback or comments about this Award.
October 11, 2021 (Updated)
The International Collaboration Affairs Committee of the JNS,
Chair Yukiko Goda
Members Haruhiko Bito
  Hajime Hirase
  Kei Igarashi
  Yasushi Okamura
  Takeshi Sakaba
  Keiji Tanaka
  Yoko Yazaki-Sugiyama