FUN Poster Submission

FUN Poster Submission is now open to members in good standing; click here.

Welcome to FUN!


Important SfN 2016 Information:

The 2016 FUN SOCIAL AND POSTER SESSION has been changed to SUNDAY, NOV. 13, FROM 6:45-8:45 pm.  Keep this in mind while planning.


FUN is an international organization that is focused on neuroscience education and research at the undergraduate level. FUN’s members and supporters include businesses and organizations; private liberal arts colleges, state and research university departments and programs; and individual faculty and students, all sharing a common interest in undergraduate neuroscience.  Our partners include:
Our Mission
  • Enhancing undergraduate participation in research and the presentation of research at the SFN meeting
  • Disseminating innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education
  • Recognizing excellence in undergraduate neuroscience education
  • Developing national and regional networks that enhance undergraduate neuroscience education and research and faculty development
Our mission is made possible through the generous support of our individual members, organizational members, and contributing members.  In particular the generous support of the companies and institutions who are contributing members make our Travel Award progam possible.


2016 Equipment Loan Program Call for Proposals

FUN is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2016 Equipment Loan Program.  Through generous donations from ADInstruments, Data Sciences International (DSI), Kinder Scientific, Noldus Information Technology, and San Diego Instruments we are now accepting applications for proposals requesting a loan of equipment for research and/or teaching for FUN members.  A complete list of equipment available is available on the FUN website (  All dues-paying members of FUN are eligible to apply for this program.  Applications will be submitted electronically.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and awards will be announced in early December.

We are very grateful to the following Friends of FUN; without their support this program would not be possible:

ADInstruments (
Data Sciences International (DSI,
Kinder Scientific (
Nikon Microscopy (
Noldus Information Technology (
San Diego Instruments (

If you have any questions at all about the Equipment Loan Program, feel free to contact the ELP Committee Chair (Jeff Smith) at



Accepting Nominations for FUN Leadership Positions

It is the time of year when we begin soliciting nominations for leadership positions in FUN.  We are currently accepting nominations for five positions including President-Elect,  Treasurer-Elect, and threeCouncilor positions.  Please consider nominating a colleague or yourself for any of these positions.  A complete description of each of these positions can be found at  

There are many great benefits to becoming part of the leadership of FUN!  You have the opportunity to really get to know and work with fantastic colleagues from different institutions.  You also get to provide great opportunities for our members and our undergraduate students by contributing to important grant programs like the FUN Student Travel Awards, the Brain Awareness Week Travel Awards, the Equipment Loan Program, etc.  Finally, it is a great way to gain leadership experience in a supportive environment.  So, please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for one of the open positions.

Nominations can be sent to the current President-Elect, Leah Chase at  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Leah by email.  Nominations will be open until August 12, 2016.  I look forward to hearing from you!


 FUN Supported Programs
The Journal of Underdergraduate Neuroscience Education (JUNE) is a publication of the Faculty of Undergraduate Neuroscience.  JUNE is an online journal for undergraduate neuroscience faculty that publishes peer-reviewed reports of innovations in undergraduate neuroscience education. JUNE serves as a mechanism for faculty to exchange information regarding topics such as laboratory exercises, new media, curricular considerations, and teaching methods.
  Nu Rho Psi is the National Honor Society in Neuroscience, founded in 2006 by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience.

Congratulations again to our 2015 Student Travel Award Winners and 2015 Faculty Award Winners!









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