JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award Program


日本神経科学学会(JNS)と北米神経科学会(SfN)は一昨年から交換トラベルアワードプログラムを始めました。北米からJNS大会へ参加する5名の受賞者は現在SfN側で選考中とのことです。日本からSfN大会へ参加するためのアワードへの応募を5月16日〆切で募集します。このアワードは本年11月にワシントンDCで開催されるSfN大会で筆頭著者として発表する大学院学生またはポストドク研究者の皆さんの旅費の援助をするものです。ご関心をお持ちの方は下記のガイドラインに従い、〆切までにoffice@jnss.orgへ応募書類をお送りください。なお、受賞者にはSfNが会期中に主催するInternational FellowsOrientation Sessionおよび International Fellows Poster Sessionへ参加していただきます。

日本神経科学学会・国際連携委員会委員長 伊佐 正

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.
a) The applicant must be a graduate student or postdoctoral scientist working in Japan.
b) The applicant must belong to JNS (at the time of the application)*.
c) The applicant must have submitted an abstract as the first author to the SfN 2014 meeting.
d) The award must be used for the trip to attend the SfN 2014 meeting.
(*One can become a member of JNS within a few days.)

Events organized by SfN for awardees
SfN will organize an International Fellows Orientation Session and International Fellows Poster Session. The awardees are required to attend these events. SfN will send the awardees the information of these events by email.

Content of support
2,000 US dollars each (the award will be provided in JPY)
Complimentary conference registration (you have to once pay the registration fee, but SfN will return it later)
Abstract submission fee will not be paid back.
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 May 16th, 2014, 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
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. 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 articles)
4. Copy of the applicant’s abstract, as the first author, submitted to the SfN meeting (Neuroscience 2014)