[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] JNS-SfN Travel Award Exchange Program

Dear JNS members,
JNS and SfN provide a joint travel award exchange program for graduate students or postdoctoral investigators to their respective annual meetings.
Neuroscience 2024 will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, October 5-9, 2024.
Members who wish to apply to this travel award must have successfully completed submission of their abstract as a first author to SfN before sending in their application.
Neuroscience 2024:
If you are interested in applying, please follow the guidelines below.
JNS encourages participation of members from diverse backgrounds and offers equal opportunity.
Sincerely yours,
Yukiko Goda
Chair, International Collaboration Affairs Committee, JNS

【Guidelines : JNS-SfN Travel Award Exchange Program】

1. Application period:
Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. - Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 17:00 p.m. (JST)
2. Where to send application documents:
The Secretariat of the Japanese Neuroscience Society
3. List of all awardees (for reference):
4. Guidelines for applications to the JNS-SfN Travel Award Exchange Program:
I. Eligibility
The applicant must meet all of the following criteria.
  • Applicants must hold the status of a PhD candidate or a postdoctoral scholar, residing and working in Japan.
  • JNS membership in good standing with no unpaid annual membership fee on the application deadline. (One can become a member of JNS within a few days.)
  • The applicant must be the first author of an abstract submitted to the SfN Annual Meeting, and s/he must have completed the abstract submission to SfN before applying to the JSN-SfN Travel Award.
  • Candidates must not have received another travel award within the same year.
II. Support provided
  • 2,500 US dollars equivalent (the award will be provided in JPY)
    Award cash is remitted to recipients about two weeks before the SfN meeting.
    Note: The award cash must be used for the trip to attend the SfN 2024 meeting.
  • Complimentary conference registration (SfN will refund the conference fee later)
    *Abstract submission fee and the membership fee of SfN are not waived.
III. Events organized by SfN for awardees (TBA- see below for reference)
  • International Fellows Orientation Session (to be held during the SfN meeting)
  • International Fellows Poster Session (to be held during the SfN meeting)
    The awardees are required to attend all these events. Further information on these events will be directly provided by SfN to the awardees.
IV. Method of application
  • All the materials, including the advisor’s recommendation, should be written in English.
  • All application documents must reach the JNS office (jns-sfn_program@jnss.org) by the deadline.
  • The JNS Secretariat will send an e-mail acknowledgment to each applicant upon receipt of submission. If the applicant does not receive any reply within five days after submission, the applicant should check with the Secretariat.
V. Materials for application
  • All the materials should be combined into a single pdf file.
  • File Name: Your JNS Membership ID + your name.pdf
  • The subject of the E-mail: Application to JNS-SfN Travel Award
  • Application format
  • Name
  • Institution and Department
  • Address
  • E-mail
  • JNS membership ID
  • Gender (Male or Female) (optional)
  • Statement of intent (200-250 words) that provides the summary of the applicant’s motivation and purpose for attending the meeting.
  • One-page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic advisor
  • One-page curriculum vitae that includes the following information.
  • Education and professional experience, if any: please explicitly mention the date when the applicant received (or is expected to receive) his/her Ph.D. degree.
  • Honors/awards, if any.
  • Bibliography of all peer-reviewed and invited publications, as well as meeting abstracts.
    *If you cannot fit it in one page, you can submit additional pages.
  • Copy of the abstract submitted to this year’s SfN meeting.

The application deadline: Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 17:00 p.m. (JST)

VI. Contact
The secretariat of Japan Neuroscience Society at office@jnss.org