Travel Awards & Competitions



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Graduate Student Travel Awards - SFN Chapters

Supported by Eli Lilly & Co.

Sarah Eagleman

The Chapters Committee of the Society for Neuroscience is pleased to continue a program to support graduate student travel to the SfN annual meetings. The Society for Neuroscience Chapters Graduate Student Travel Awards provide a stipend to defray some of the travel expenses plus complimentary meeting registration fees to honor outstanding graduate students nominated by their local SfN chapters. Awardees will be chosen on the basis of the scientific merit of the abstract, evidence of outreach activities, as well as letters of nomination from the Principal Investigator/Mentor and the local nominating chapter.  Source: Society For Neuroscience website (www.sfn.org)

Each chapter may submit a single nomination to the SfN Chapters Committee. The deadline for 2012 travel award nominations has not yet been announced. Download an application form, and learn more about award background, eligibility, and application information by visiting the Society's Graduate Student Travel Awards webpage.

Previous Recipients of the Graduate Student Travel Awards:
  • 2011: Sarah Eagleman - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2010: Audrey Nath and Bryan Hansen - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2009: Cameron Jeter and Wade Kothmann - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2008: Diego Gutnisky - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2007: Ashley Hood - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2006: Xu Liu - Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2005: Diasinou Fioravante - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2004: Pamela B Yang - The UT Medical School at Houston
  • 2003: Xixi Chen - Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2002: Tara R. Gaertner - The UT Medical School Houston

Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Awards - SFN Chapters

Supported by The Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Mingshan Xue

Mingshan Xue, Ph.D.
The 2009 Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award recipient.

The Membership & Chapters Committee of the Society for Neuroscience is pleased to continue a program to support postdoctoral trainee travel to the SfN annual meeting. This year, the meeting will be held in Washington DC on November 12-16, 2011. The Society for Neuroscience Chapters Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Award provides a stipend to help defray travel expenses and provide complimentary meeting registration fees to honor outstanding postdoctoral trainees nominated by their local SfN chapters. Awardees will be chosen on the basis of the scientific merit of the abstract, evidence of outreach activities, as well as letters of nomination from both the Principal Investigator/Mentor and the local nominating chapter.

Each chapter may submit a single nomination to the SfN Chapters Committee. The deadline for 2011 travel award nominations has not yet been announced. Download an application form, and learn more about award background, eligibility, and application information by visiting the Society's Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Awards webpage.

Previous Recipients of the Postdoctoral Trainee Travel Awards:

  • 2009: Mingshan Xue, Ph.D. - Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2006: Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Ph.D. - The UT Medical School at Houston

Other Awards

The Houston Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience would like to recognize area scientists for their honors. Please submit the award name, the awardee information, and the year to chapter representative David Marshak for inclusion.

2011

2010

2009

  • Mingshan Xue, Ph.D. of Baylor College of Medicine won the Peter and Patricia Gruber International Research Award in Neuroscience.

SfN Travel Awards for the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) World Congress

Allows chapters in the US, Canada, and Mexico to nominate outstanding graduate students to attend the IBRO World Congress and is held every four years. The 2011 IBRO World Congress took place from July 14-18, 2011 in Florence, Italy. For more information, visit:

Travel Awards to_IBRO World Congress

NOTE: The 2011 nominations deadline has already passed.  Please check back after the 2011 IBRO World Congress to see the award winners.


SfN Travel Awards for the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) Forum

Allows chapters in the US, Canada, and Mexico to nominate outstanding graduate students to attend the FENS Forum and is held every two years. The 2012 FENS Froum will take place from July 14-18, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, visit:

Travel Awards to FENS Forum

NOTE: The nomination deadline is November 1, 2011


Fellowships from the Grass Foundation

The Grass Foundation makes available fellowships for summer research to young postdoctoral investigators in neuro-physiology at the MBL. The Grass Foundation seeks to encourage independent research by investigators early in their career and to increase research opportunities for persons trained for careers in neurobiological investigation. The normal tenure is fourteen weeks. The number of fellowships awarded varies annually. For more information, please visit our website or contact the Grass Fellowship Coordinator at (508) 289-7521.

The Grass Foundation

NOTE: The deadline is December 5th annually.