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

Call for Applications: FENS Forum 2024 Travel Award

In order to promote junior scientists in early career stages and to facility scientific exchanges between the members of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) and FENS, under the FENS-JNS agreement, JNS and FENS provide support for travel and/or accommodation costs associated with participation in respective JNS or FENS Meetings, or FENS supported Summer/Winter Schools . Stipends of up to €4,000 annually (e.g. €1,000 per person x 4 or €2,000 per person x 2) provide support for the actual travel expenses (economy flight only) and expenses linked to accommodation during the annual or biennial meetings, or the Summer/Winter Schools. This program is designed to help researchers broaden their research perspective and to encourage their research and network building in the scientific community. JNS helps and supports undergraduate or graduate students working towards a master or PhD degree, or junior postdocs (less than three years after obtaining PhD at the time of the application deadline) to join the FENS biennial meetings in the even years, or the FENS-supported Summer/Winter Schools in odd years.
We are now calling for the application for FENS Forum 2024.
Application deadline:
15 January 2024
FENS Forum 2024:
25-29 June 2024: Vienna, Austria
Eligibility criteria:
To be eligible for a stipend, the applicants must be:
  • Undergraduate or graduate students working towards a master or a PhD degree, or junior postdocs (less than three years after obtaining PhD at the time of the application deadline)
  • JNS members
Application documents:
A. Application materials
(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 of the applicant, including the following information: education, 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 2024).
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: jns-fens_program@jnss.org
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 of the applicant to the JNS application e-mail address: jns-fens_program@jnss.org
Please use the email 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 abstract deadline of 9 February 2024. The registration instructions will be given upon acceptance.
JNS encourages participation of members from diverse backgrounds and offers equal opportunity.
Yukiko Goda
Chair of International Collaboration Affairs Committee, JNS