Partner and Society Grants

A number of travel grants to attend the FENS Forum 2024 are offered by FENS member societies and partners. Each organisation will have different eligibility criteria and deadlines for application. Please check the links that will appear over time below for the details.

Please note that only one grant per individual will be awarded. Some grants may be in the form of reimbursed registration and/or abstract submission fees; an individual cannot benefit from two grants even if one is for travel and the second one is for a reimbursed fee.

If you would like to provide a grant for the FENS Forum 2024, please contact the FENS office at grants@fens.org.

Open calls

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Closed calls

The IBRO Travel Grant program aims to foster neuroscience research by providing support to early career PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from diverse geographical and scientific areas who wish to participate in international neuroscience meetings and events taking place in 2024.

The grant is to be used for travel and local expenses while attending the proposed conference or meeting. Priority will be given to applicants from less developed and less well-funded countries in combination with efforts to ensure both gender and regional diversity. Applicants should explain the impact attending the specified meeting or conference will have on their career.

General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Eligible events must take place in 2024
  • Applicants should be PhD neuroscience students or early postdoctoral fellows (maximum five years from the start of the postdoc)
  • A minimum of one letter of reference is required. Two references are ideal.
  • You are not eligible to apply if you are currently residing in the US or Canada.

Applicants to the FENS Forum:

  • Applicants currently not residing in Europe who wish to attend the FENS Forum 2024 should apply via this call for applications.
  • Applicants residing in Europe who wish to attend the FENS Forum 2024 should apply via the dedicated call for applications (opening date coming soon)

Grant Specifications

  • You are responsible for your own registration and proper submission of your scientific abstract.
  • Grant awards will be sent once you have attended the meeting or conference for which you received an IBRO Travel Grant and your attendance has been confirmed following submission of your certificate of attendance.
  • Maximum grant award amount: EUR 1,800

Deadline: 21 September 2023

You can apply here. Terms and conditions apply.

The full description of the call is available on the IBRO website.

For any queries, please contact programs@ibro.org

The ALBA Network is offering travel awards for early-career brain science researchers from underrepresented backgrounds to participate in the next edition of the FENS Forum, taking place on 25-29 June 2024 in Vienna, Austria. The grants are supported by the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) and the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation (CHS).

Nomination deadline: 7 December 2023

Prize: Travel awards will be granted at two levels:

  • €1250 for EU-based candidates
  • €2500 for non-EU-based candidates

Each travel grant will be provided as a lump sum. Awardees can use this amount to cover various expenses associated with their participation in the FENS Forum, including waived Forum registration, abstract submission fees, as well as travel and accommodation costs.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be an active early-career researcher (maximum 10 years from obtaining the last professional degree – PhD or MD).
  • Applicants can be of any origin residing in any country.
  • Applicants must identify with one or more underrepresented group(s) as defined by ALBA
  • Applicants must be members of the ALBA Network (or become members at the time of application).

You are not eligible to apply if you have already received another travel award to attend the FENS Forum.

Procedure:Candidates are required to submit the following:

  1. A poster abstract and publications that support this.
  2. A description of their research interests that align with the mission of FENS and the sponsor.
  3. Completion of a CV template, providing details on honors and awards, academic appointments, other scientific presentations at conferences, and additional activities such as teaching and mentoring.
  4. Candidates should select the relevant eligibility/underrepresented group category/categories listed in the application form and explain why they made that choice.

Selection of the award winner will be based on the quality of application, the abstract, excellence of the science and relevance to the sponsor.

Selection Committee

EBBS is offering 6 young investigator awards (1 for post-docs and 5 for PhD students) to attend the FENS Forum 2024 in Vienna in June 2024.

Award winners will receive a €700 bank transfer after the meeting. Young Investigator awards will only be made to people attending the FENS forum in person.

All applicants should be EBBS members at the time of application, and should not have received an EBBS young investigator award (for a previous FENS Forum or an EBBS meeting) in either 2022 or 2023. Applications should include:

  • A copy of the poster abstract identical to the one which will be submitted to the meeting. The applicant must be the first author on the abstract.
  • one-page CV.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary General of the EBBS (Alex Easton, secretary@ebbs-science.orgby the end of Friday 19th January 2024.

The French Neuroscience Society is supporting PhD candidates and Postdocs affiliated with the society to participate in the FENS Forum 2024 with awards of 500 €

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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The Spanish Neuroscience Society is supporting PhD candidates and Postdocs affiliated with the society to participate in the FENS Forum 2024 with awards of 450 €

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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The German Neuroscience Society is supporting PhD candidates and Postdocs affiliated with the society to participate in the FENS Forum 2024 with travel grants of 500€ each.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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The Austrian Neuroscience Association (ANA) is supporting early career researchers affiliated with ANA to participate in the FENS Forum 2024 with 10 travel grants of 300€ each.

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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IBRO-PERC offers travel grants of up to EUR 750 each for students and early career researchers to attend the FENS Forum 2024, taking place from 25-29 June in Vienna, Austria.

Travel grant application is integrated into the abstract submission process and is valid for both the FENS and IBRO-PERC travel grants. Only participants who are registered and paid for onsite participation and who have submitted poster abstracts can apply for FENS and IBRO-PERC travel grants. Your application will only be considered for the travel grants if you are eligible, applicants may be eligible for both travel grants. Discover the FENS travel grant eligibility criteria here.

Eligibility Criteria for the IBRO-PERC Travel Grants:

  • You are a PhD student or a postdoctoral fellow currently resident in Europe.
  • You have registered for the FENS Forum 2024 as an onsite participant.
  • You have submitted an abstract as the first author for an onsite presentation.
  • You are presenting an abstract.
  • You have a letter of support from your current supervisor/PI.

You are not eligible to apply if:

  • You are a resident of Austria.
  • You were awarded a FENS/IBRO-PERC travel grant to attend the FENS Forum 2022
  • You have received other sources of funding or a different grant to attend the Forum 2024.

Important:

  • The travel grant will be paid by bank transfer after the FENS Forum 2024 following submission of the certificate of attendance to programs@ibro.org.
  • Other methods of transfer (cash, Paypal, etc) are not possible.
  • If the awardee does not personally come to the Forum (illness, not obtaining a visa, etc.), the travel grant will not be awarded and cannot be transferred to another person, even if they are presenting the same abstract.

Due to international banking sanctions, awards made to citizens and residents of Iran, Cuba and Russia require approval by the U.S. Treasury Department. IBRO will support individual applications for an OFAC license in such cases. Please note this process is independent from IBRO and a response may take several months.

The full description of the call is available on the IBRO website.

For any queries, please contact programs@ibro.org

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The Polish Neuroscience Society is supporting PhD candidates affiliated with the society to participate in the FENS Forum 2024 with awards of 500 €

More information on eligibility criteria and how to apply here

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