JNS-SfN Exchange Travel Award Program

Dear JNS members,

JNS and SfN have started Exchange Travel Award Program 3 year ago. Five awardees to attend the 38th JNS meeting from North America have already been determined by SfN (their names can be viewed at http://www.neuroscience2015.jnss.org/e/travel_award.html).
We here invite applications to the awards to attend the SfN meeting (Oct 17-21, 2015, in Chicago) from Japan with deadline on May 15 (Fri). The awards are for graduate students and postdoc researchers who will have a presentation as the first author in the coming SfN meeting in Chicago. If you have interests, please read the guideline copied below and send your application documents to office@jnss.org by the deadline.

Tadashi Isa
Chair, International Collaboration Committee, JNS

Neuroscience 2015 (SfN’s 45th annual meeting)
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 2015 meeting.
d) The award must be used for the trip to attend the SfN 2015 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 15th, 2015, 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 2015)