[Careers, Training, Awards and Funding] Grants/Fellowship/TA Programs

(Deadline has been Extended!)
Call for Applications: FENS Forum 2022 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 Cajal training courses. Stipends of up to a maximum of €4,000 (€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 training period. 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 Cajal training programs in odd years.
We are now calling for the application for FENS Forum 2022.
Application deadline:
11 January 202217 January 2022 (Extended)
FENS Forum 2022:
9-13 July 2022: Paris, France
Eligibility criteria:
To be eligible for a stipend, the applicants must be:
  • 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)
  • JNS members (for training activities in FENS member countries in odd years and for FENS meeting in even years).
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 I nformation: 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 2022).
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, 22 February 2022. The registration instructions will be given upon acceptance.
Yukiko Goda
Chair of International Collaboration Affairs Committee, JNS