About FUN

The 2016 FUN SOCIAL AND POSTER SESSION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO SUNDAY, NOV. 13, FROM 6:45-8:45.  Keep this in mind while planning.
Travel Award for Brain Awareness Outreach - Still Open!  Due by July 6th.  Please apply!  http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/BrainAwarenessTravelAward
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 Undergraduate Travel Award Applications

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) welcomes dues-paying members of FUN to sponsor nominees for a FUN Undergraduate Student Travel Award. The award offers aid for expenses associated with attending the Society for Neuroscience 2016 meeting for an undergraduate student who is presenting a poster at the main SfN meeting.

Due to a technical issue with the submission process, applications are due on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5 p.m. Instructions for the opnline application and judging criteria are available here.

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 (http://www.funfaculty.org/drupal/Equipment_Loan).  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 (http://www.adinstruments.com/)
Data Sciences International (DSI, http://www.datasci.com/)
Kinder Scientific (http://www.kinderscientific.com/)
Nikon Microscopy (http://www.nikoninstruments.com/Products/Light-Microscope-Systems)
Noldus Information Technology (http://www.noldus.com/)
San Diego Instruments (http://www.sandiegoinstruments.com/)

If you have any questions at all about the Equipment Loan Program, feel free to contact the ELP Committee Chair (Jeff Smith) at jsmith12@svsu.edu.

 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.
  The SOMAS-URM (Support Of Mentors And their Students from UnderRepresented Minorities) program supports the research of junior faculty and students from predominantly undergraduate institutions.
Educational Resources in Neuroscience, an online database of teaching resources for higher education in neuroscience. 


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

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