Application for IBRO APRC Travel Grant

Dear JNS members,

IBRO APRC (Asia Pacific Regional Committee) has newly established Regional Travel Grant this year. This grant supports graduate students and young researchers working in APRC-member countries to attend and make presentations at meetings of APRC-member societies held in English. There are two deadlines per year. The deadline of September 1st covers meetings held January-June and the deadline of March 1st covers meetings held July-December. In 2013, the September 1st deadline covers the meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences held October 25-27, 2013 as well as the meeting of Australasian Neuroscience Society held January 28-31, 2014. We can take up to 12 awardees at the September 1st, 2013 deadline. Please distribute the announcement widely in your society so that we get many excellent applications. Applications can be done at the IBRO web site from August 1st.

Sincerely yours,
Keiji Tanaka,
Chair, International Collaboration Committee, JNS
Chair, IBRO APRC

Guideline of APRC Travel Grant

1) The grants support young researchers and graduate students working in APRC countries to attend and make presentations at meetings of APRC-member societies (outside the country of the student/researcher’s institution). Graduate students and researchers who have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 5 years are qualified to apply. For countries in which it is extremely difficult to obtain support for trips to foreign meetings, excellent applications by those under 40 will also be considered.

2) The selection favors those working in countries of Low-, Lower-middle- and Upper-middle-income (according to The World Bank) in the APRC region. A few excellent applications from High-income countries in the APRC region may be selected as well.

3) Travel within each subarea of Asia and Oceania will be supported with 1,000 USD, between South-East Asia and East Asia with 1,200 USD, and other across-subarea trips with 1,500 USD. The designations of Asian subareas (East Asia, South-East Asia and South Asia) follow the United Nation definitions, in which Afghanistan and Iran are included in South Asia. Oceania is regarded as separate subarea.

4) The grants target meetings of the APRC-member societies held in English.

5) The awardees obtain the appropriate VISA by themselves. If invitation letters from the meeting organizers are necessary, the awardees should contact with the organizers by themselves. IBRO can help the awardees only by writing a letter describing the content of the grant.

6) Applications should be made at the web site of IBRO. There are two application deadlines per year. The deadline of September 1st covers trips to meetings held January-June and the deadline of March 1st covers trips to meetings held July-December. The deadline of September 1st, 2013 covers the 31st Annual Meeting of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN) held October 25-27, 2013 at Allahabad as well as the 34th Annual Meeting of Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) held January 28-31, 2014 in Adelaide. ANS will exempt up to 10 awardees from the registration fees.