[Deadline on June 15] The JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award Program (for awards to attend the SfN meeting)

Dear JNS members,

We have invited applications to the JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award Program (for awards to attend the SfN meeting) with deadline on June 10. Because we have not received a good number of applications, we have decided to extend the deadline until the noon of June 15 (Fri). The award is for graduate students and postdoc researchers who will have a presentation as the first author in the coming SfN meeting. If you have interests, please read the guideline copied below and send your application documents to office@jnss.org by the new deadline.

Best,
Keiji Tanaka
Chair, International Collaboration Committee, JNS

Guidelines for applications to the JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award Program (for awards to attend the SfN meeting)

Eligibility requirements
The applicant must meet all of the following criteria.
  • The applicant must be a graduate student or postdoctoral scientist working in Japan.
  • The applicant must belong to JNS (at the time of the application)*.
  • The applicant must have submitted an abstract as the first author to the SfN 2012 meeting.
  • The award must be used for the trip to attend the SfN 2012 meeting.

(*One can become a member of JNS within a few days.)

Content of support
 2,000 US dollars each (the award will be distributed in JPY)
 Complimentary conference registration
 (The membership fee of SfN is not waived.)

Method of application
The following materials must reach the JNS Secretariat (office@jnss.org) by noon on June 15th, 2012, via an e-mail attachment. All the materials, including the advisor’s recommendation, should be written in English. The Secretariat will send an e-mail acknowledgement to each applicant. If the applicant does not receive an acknowledgement within 4 days of application, the applicant should check with the Secretariat.

Materials for application
(Whenever possible, all the materials should be combined into a single pdf file with the applicant’s name included in the file name.)
  1. Application format
    ・Name
    ・Institution
    ・Department
    ・Address
    ・Telephone
    ・E-mail
    ・JNS membership number
    ・A paragraph (200-250 words) describing what the applicant expects to achieve by attending the meeting.
    ・Gender (Male or Female) (optional)
  2. A one-page letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor
  3. 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 manuscripts)
  4. Copy of the applicant’s abstract, as the first author, submitted to the SfN meeting (Neuroscience 2012)