[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Call for Applicants

Call for Applications: FENS Forum 2020 Travel Award

The Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and FENS support under the FENS-JNS agreement to facilitate science exchange among their members travel and/or accommodation costs associated with participation in respective JNS or FENS Meetings, or FENS supported Cajal training courses. This stipends up to a maximum of € 4,000 (€1,000 per person or €2,000 per person) cover the actual travel expenses (economy flight only) and expenses linked to accommodation during the annual or biennial meetings, or the training period. This program is designed to help researchers broaden their research perspective and to encourage their research and social interaction. JNS helps and supports undergraduate or graduate students, working towards a master or PhD degree, or early phase postdocs (less than three years after PhD graduation at the time of the application deadline) to join the FENS biennial meetings in the even years, or the FENS-supported Cajal training programs in odd years.

We are now calling for the application for a travel stipend to join the 12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience.

Application deadline: 8 January 2020 → 14 January, 2020 * Extended!!

12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience: 11-15 July 2020: Glasgow, UK https://forum2020.fens.org/

Eligibility criteria: To be eligible for a stipend, the applicants must be:

  • Undergraduate or graduate students, working towards a master or PhD degree, or early phase postdocs (less than three years after PhD graduation at the time of the application deadline)
  • JNS members (for training activities in FENS member countries in odd years and for FENS meeting in even years).

Application documents:

A. Applicants’s materials for application
(Materials 1-3 should be combined into a single PDF file with the applicant’s name included in the file name.)

  1. Material 1: Application format
    Institution and Department
    Address, Telephone, E-mail
    JNS membership number
    Gender (Male or Female) (optional)
    A paragraph (200-250 words) describing what the
    applicant expects to achieve by attending the meeting.
  2. Material 2: A one-page curriculum vitae from the applicant, including the following information: education, including the date when the applicant advanced to candidacy for the PhD, honors/awards, and publications (abstracts and articles)
  3. Material 3: A full copy of the proposed abstract (with all authors, affiliations, and abstract) to be submitted for the FENS meeting (FENS forum 2020).

Materials 1-3 should be saved together as a single pdf file, using the following file name:‘Applicant JNS Membership ID’+’your family name’+Application.pdf.
and sent as an attachment to the following e-mail address:
Please use the header title:
Application form for JNS-FENS Travel Award.

B. A one-page letter of recommendation
(saved as:
‘Applicant JNS Membership ID’+’your family name’+Recommendation.pdf)
should be directly submitted by the advisor to the JNS application e-mail address.
Please use the header title:
Recommendation letter for JNS-FENS Travel Award.

All documents should be written in English.

Selected awardees will be asked to finalize submission of their abstract and meet the FENS acceptance deadline of Tuesday, 18 February 2020. The registration instructions will be given upon acceptance.

Haruhiko Bito
Chair of International Collaboration Affairs Committee, JNS