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The List of Travel Grant Winners

Neuroscience2017 Travel Award

  • Mano Aliczki (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Raul Andero Gali (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Reza Arezoomandan (Iran University of Medical Sciences)
  • Bo Young Choi (Hallym University, College of Medicine)
  • Lucas De Oliveira Alvares (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul)
  • Michael Andreas Denker (Juelich Research Centre)
  • Samuel Deurveilher (Dalhousie University)
  • Alessandro Gozzi (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)
  • Ying Huang (Tongji University, School of Medicine)
  • Zhihui Huang (Wenzhou Medical University)
  • Vivek Jain (Banasthali University)
  • Alex C Kwan (Yale University)
  • Jaekwang Lee (Korea Food Research Institute)
  • Amit Mishra (Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur)
  • Mustafa NAZIROGLU (Medical Faculty of Suleyman Demirel University)
  • Jesica Raingo (Multidisciplinary Institute of Cell Biology (IMBICE) and National University of La Plata)
  • Srikanth Ramaswamy (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
  • Seung-Eon Roh (Seoul National University)
  • Heena Tabassum (Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University))
  • Katherine Villa (MIT)
  • Alexander Matthias Walter (Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology)
  • Junsung Woo (Korea Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Dan Xu (Fuzhou university)
  • Leila Zare (Tarbiat Modares University)
  • Rongwei Zhang (Institute of neuroscience)
  • Xiaona Zhu (Shanghai Jiao Tong Univeristy School of Medicine)

SfN (Society for Neuroscience)- JNS (Japan Neuroscience Society) Exchange Travel Award

  • Donovan A Argueta (University of California, Riverside)
  • Kevin Beier (Stanford University)
  • Meghan Flanigan (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
  • Katie M Lavigne (University of British Columbia)
  • Ernesto Solis (National Institute of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse-Intramural Research Program)

FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) - JNS (Japan
Neuroscience Society) Young Researcher Exchange Program Travel Award

  • Kenta Hagihara (Friedrich Miescher Institute)
  • Nikolaos Karalis (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
  • András Szőnyi (Institute of Experimental Medicine, Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
  • Gido van de Ven (MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford)

International Brain Research Organization, Asia Pacific Region Committee Travel and short stay grant



Travel Award Guidelines for Neuroscience 2017

Call for Travel Award Applications is now closed.

The registration system prevents double registration. If you have already registered for the meeting through our website, you need to cancel your earlier registration and re-apply for the award. Contact the JNS office regarding cancelations, or with any other inquiries, at


Unsuccessful applicants who would like to join the 40th annual meeting need to re-register for the annual meeting with payment of the registration fee for the annual meeting.

Neuroscience 2017 offers Travel Awards to enthusiastic, leading, non-Japanese neuroscientists traveling from abroad to present high-quality papers at the meeting. Applications of young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows are especially encouraged.

The funding for travel will be between 40,000–150,000 JPY per award, depending on the travel distance. Applicants from Asian-Pacific countries are particularly encouraged. The awardees will also be exempt from the registration fee for the annual meeting.

Please be advised that persons from the following countries must apply for the Travel Award through their home Neuroscience Affiliations: China, South Korea, India, and Iran.
Each society has set their own deadline date and guideline. Please follow their instruction.


For further information, please contact your society offices below;


China: the Chinese Neuroscience Society

South Korea: the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS)

India: Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN)

Iran: the Iranian Neuroscience Society (INS)

Call for Travel Award Application (PDF)



  • A certificate will be conferred at an award ceremony during the reception. Recipients are invited to the reception to be held on DAY 2 of the meeting.
  • The annual meeting registration fee is waived only for successful applicants.
  • Recipients receive partial support for travel expenses (airfare from the recipient's country of residence to Japan, and domestic transportation fees in Japan).
  • Accommodation will be provided for recipients from July 19th (check-in) to 24th (check-out): 5 nights, single-room. The hotel will most likely be located near the conference venue.
  • To facilitate interaction among young researchers from abroad and Japan, recipients are invited and required to attend and present a poster at the International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers (This is a get-together party on July 19th, 2017, the day before the Annual Meeting).


  • Once your application has been accepted, the organizers will determine the appropriate amount of support for economy-class flights from your country.
  • The amount of the Travel Award will not be increased under any circumstances. Each recipient must bear any additional expenses.
  • Support for travel expenses will be provided in cash (JPY) at the meeting venue on DAY3, together with certificate.
  • Accommodation at the designated hotel will only be covered from July 19th (check-in) to 24th (check-out). Recipients must bear all expenses if they stay at hotels of their own choosing or stay extra nights. The Neuroscience 2017 Secretariat is in charge of hotel booking arrangements.  
    Please contact the Neuroscience 2017 Secretariat with any inquiries or concerns regarding hotel bookings at
  • Award winners must attend the International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers and present his/her poster in this event. In addition, the Awardee must present his/her research either in oral or poster sessions within the regular program of the Meeting.
  • Award winners who do not attend Neuroscience 2017 will have their award revoked.
  • If a presentation has multiple authors, only one main author is eligible.
  • Participants can only give one main oral or poster presentation at the 4-day meeting as the first author.
  • Oversea participants who require visas must obtain them for themselves. The meeting organizers will provide necessary visa documents upon request. The documents support the stay of the participants only for the 4-day conference plus 3 days. Please contact the Neuroscience 2017 Secretariat with any inquiries or concerns regarding visa applications at
  • All presenters at Neuroscience 2017 must be official members of the Japan Neuroscience Society. Those who reside outside Japan and participate in the Society’s Annual Meeting can become Associate Members, and will be exempt from payment of the Society’s admission fee and membership fee for 3 years, inclusive of the year of admission.
  • Applicants for the travel award do not need to register for JNS membership at time of application. Upon acceptance, the JNS office will contact successful applicants and provide necessary information regarding membership. Please register for membership after you receive the notification regarding membership registration.           


How to Apply for the Travel Award

Please read the following instructions and go to Registration

  1. Prepare the following four documents in MS Word or PDF format.
    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. Publication list
    3. Electronic copy of your passport (only the page where the photograph of your face appears)
    4. Abstract describing your Neuroscience 2017 presentation
      For details regarding abstract format, please see the Call for Papers section in the Annual Meeting homepage
  2. Upload these documents through our web page. After uploading documents 1)–3), you will be directed to the Abstract Submission Page, where you can submit document 4).
  3. Letter of Recommendation
    (1) Graduate students/Postdoctoral fellows:
    Ask two referees to send the letters of recommendation (MS Word or PDF) directly to: as e-mail attachments. One letter must be from the applicant’s current supervisor. The letter should be no more than one page in length.

    Name the file as follows: Applicant’s Registration ID + Applicant’s Name + Recommendation letter from Referee’s Name .docx or .pdf. 
    Example: 4007900000 John Smith Recommendation letter from Jane Doe.docx

    (2) Young principal investigators/Senior postdoctoral fellows:
    No recommendation letter is required.

Registration: December 8th, 2016 to January 16th, 2017

Application Deadline: January 16th, 2017 (Mon.) at 12:00 noon (JST)


Call for Travel Award Applications is now closed.

  • Registration
  • Check submitted content

Timeline for Neuroscience 2017 (tentative)

Notification to Travel Award Winners
Confirmation of attendance
Completion of Society Membership application (for successful applicants only)
Notification of presentation date and format


Other Travel Grants

FENS offers travel grants: Register Now

These grants – of up to €1,400 each- are intended to cover the associated travel expenses of the awardees. The registration fee for the travel awardees to the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2017 is waived.

SfN offers travel grants: Register Now

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) provide a joint travel award exchange program for graduate students who have reached PhD candidacy or postdoctoral fellows to attend their respective meetings. SfN will provide five awards up to $2,000 to members from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to attend the Japan Neuroscience Society Meeting in Makuhari, Japan from July 20-23, 2017.

IBRO-APRC travel and short stay grants: Apply Now

Applications are invited from eligible candidates to attend a meeting held by a neuroscience society of an APRC country outside the country they are currently working in. The applicant should also arrange a lab visit of a minimum 2 weeks to any lab willing to host them that would be beneficial to their research. The award is for a combination of the scientific meeting and the lab visit and must include both components.