The 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society

Travel Award

The List of Travel Grant Winners

Neuroscience2018 Travel Award

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

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

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

International Brain Research Organization International Travel Grants Award

Travel Award Guidelines for Neuroscience 2018

Call for Travel Award Applications is now closed. Thank you very much for your application.

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 41st annual meeting need to re-register for the annual meeting with payment of the registration fee for the annual meeting.

Neuroscience 2018 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)

Application Deadline: January 9th, 2018 (Tue.) at 12:00 noon (JST)

Call for Travel Award Application (PDF)



How to Apply for the Travel Award

Please read the following instructions and go to the application site.
  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 2018 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 for the letters of recommendation (MS Word or PDF form).
      One letter must be from the applicant’s current supervisor. The letter should be no more than one page in length.
      Type in two email address of your referees and we will send them instruction on the submission of the letter of recommendation.

    2. Young principal investigators/Senior postdoctoral fellows:

      No recommendation letter is required.

Registration: December 1st, 2017 to January 9th, 2018

Registration Check submitted content

Timeline for Neuroscience 2018 (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

FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 41st Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (New Horizon of Neuroscience: Kobe Convention Center, Japan, 26-29 July 2018).
These grants - of up to € 1.200 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 2018 is waived.
Applications deadline: 5 January 2018.

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 Kobe, Japan from July 26-29, 2018.
The deadline is January 9, 2018 5 p.m. EST.

IBRO-APRC Travel and Short Stay Grants 2018: Apply Now

This grant supports combined trips of applicants currently working in APRC countries to attend neuroscience meetings in other APRC countries and visit a laboratory in the country where the meeting is held.
Application form deadline: 15th January 2018 (11:59 p.m. CET )