Announcement of 2017 JNS-CNS Travel Award Program Awardees

The Call for Application of 2017 JNS-CNS Travel Award Program to attend the 12th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society (CNS) was closed on July 23rd, 2017. A total of 8 highly qualified applications were received and the selection was made by the Committee of International Affairs of the JNS (Member list is indicated below).

We here extend our heartfelt congratulations to the following 5 awardees of the Year 2017:

Mojtaba Golpich
(Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UKM Medical Centre (HUKM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Kelvin Hui
(Laboratory for Protein Conformation Diseases, RIKEN Brain Science Institute)
Kai Li
(Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University)
Long Tang
(Osaka University)

They will receive up to 1,000 USD and complementary registration for the meeting by the CNS.

The criteria of the selection were below;

  • In addition to the submitted abstract and motivation letter, past scientific achievements by the applicants were also evaluated, as all awardees are expected to represent JNS at the 12th Biennial Conference of Chinese Neuroscience Society.
  • A final decision was made by secret votes by each of the committee members (the conflict of interest was considered). However, if and when needed, the diversity of research fields, affiliations and gender were considered during the selection process.

If you have any opinions or comments on this award, please contact the JNS office (

August 10, 2017
The International Collaboration Affairs Committee of the JNS,
Chair   Haruhiko Bito
MembersYukiko Goda
Hiroyuki Kamiguchi
Kinichi Nakashima
Yasushi Okamura
Ken-ichiro Tsutsui
Yumiko Yoshimura