2018 Brain Awareness Travel Award

 

2018 Brain Awareness Travel Award  

 

 

 

The Brain Awareness Travel Award honors an outstanding undergraduate student active in neuroscience education and outreach who is nominated by a member of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN). The award includes complimentary registration to the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting and a $750 stipend to offset travel expenses. This award is sponsored by the SfN.  The Annual SfN meeting takes place from November 3 -7, 2018 in San Diego, CA.

The student will be required to present a poster at the SfN Brain Awareness Campaign Event (Saturday, Nov. 11, 3-4:30 pm) AND attend the FUN Poster Session and Social (Sunday, Nov 13, 6:45-8:45pm). It is not necessary that the student be enrolled as an undergraduate at the time of the SfN fall meeting. Students are eligible if the work was conducted while enrolled as an undergraduate student.

The complete application is due by September 15th, 2018

Each applicant will be required to submit the following:

  • an abstract describing the Brain Awareness project
  • A statement (1250 words maximum) by the student, explaining the educational aims of the project, contribution to the project, and relevance of this Brain Awareness experience to the applicant’s future career as a scientist or science educator.
  • The applicant’s resume, highlighting activities demonstrating the student’s potential as a scientist or science educator.

The Faculty Sponsor will be contacted via email for:

  • A confidential statement clearly identifying contributions the candidate made to the Brain Awareness project and describing the candidate’s potential as a scientist or science educator.  This will be due by September 20, 2018.

A panel of FUN members and members of SfN’s Public Education and Communication Committee will judge the award applications.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate the applications:

  • The importance, quality and originality of the Brain Awareness project
  • The student’s contribution to the Brain Awareness project
  • The candidate’s potential as a scientist and an educator. 
  • Preference is given to students who are first author on the abstract. 

The online application must be completed by Wednesday, September 15, 2018.   Please use the following link to access the online application:

http://funfaculty.org/applications/index.php/569652?lang=en

If you have any questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact Leah Chase or Alissa Ortman.

 

 

Hewlet McFarlane

President, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Kenyon College

McFarlaneh@Kenyon.edu

Alissa Ortman

BrainFacts.org Manager

Society for Neuroscience

aortman@sfn.org

 

 

Past Travel Award Winners

  • 2015 Ellen Emery (Azusa Pacific University)
  • 2014 Alexandria D'Ambruoso (University of New England)
  • 2013 Ashleigh Gonzales (Arizona State University)
  • 2012 Sasha Halasz (Mravian College)
  • 2011 Daniella Brutman (Lake Forest College)
  • 2010 Tayler O'Connell (Ohio Wesleyan University)
  • 2009 Allison Batties (Lycoming College) and Michael Miller (Binghamton University)