Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

This section describes all of the opportunities that FUN provides for undergraduate neuroscientists!

FUN Travel Awards

 
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2018 FUN Travel Awards

Since 1992 the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience has provided travel awards to help our top undergraduate neuroscientists present their original research at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting.  The winners are enrolled at a variety of academic institutions - from small liberal arts colleges to large research intensive universities.  What ties them together is a dedication to the pursuit of high quality research in the neurosciences.  FUN has kept in contact with our winners and an amazing 68 percent of them have gone on to enter PhD or MD/PhD programs.  These students are truly our next generation of neuroscientists.
in 2018, FUN sponsored 19 undergraduate travel awards.
Our awards are sponsored by FUN member dues and generous contributions from our sponsors:

AD Instruments

BrainBits

DSI

Fine Science Tools

FUN

Grass Foundation

Hubel Memorial Fund

Med Associates

Noldus

Nu Rho Psi

 

Any dues-paying members of the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) can sponsor nominees for a FUN Undergraduate Student Travel Award. The link for the online application and instructions are found here. 

 

 

Travel Award Winners

2014 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Ariel Lopez, CUNY Queens (Dr. Carolyn Pytte). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Lucas Huffman, Central Michigan University (Dr. Gary Dunbar).  Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi
  • Nick Upright, Davidson College (Dr. Julio Ramirez).  Award Sponsor: Sinauer Associates & The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Bobbie Lee Stubbeman, Northern Kentucky University (Dr. Mark Bardgett).  Award Sponsor: Noldus
  • Mackenzie Thibault, Michigan State University (Dr. AJ Robison). Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Jessica Phan, California State University Long Beach (Dr. Kevin Sinchak).  Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Megan Kechner, Michigan State University (Dr. Michelle Mazei-Robison).Award Sponsor: Lafayette/Campden
  • Veronica Burnham, Oberlin College (Dr. Jan Thorton). Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi
  • Johnny Huang, University of Toronto (Dr. Dr. J. Martin Wojtowicz). Award Sponsor: MBF Bioscience
  • David Swygart, Indiana Wesleyan (Dr. Matthew Kreitzer). Award Sponsor: Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, and Harvard Apparatus
  • Kerribeth Szolusha, University of New England (Dr. Michael Burman). Award Sponsor: Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments
  • Sarah Cottrell-Cumber, University of Virginia (Dr. Alev Erisir). Award Sponsor: Nu Rho Psi and Neuroscience Associates
  • Renee Rotolo, Quinnipiac University (Dr. Adrienne Betz). Award Sponsor: The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience
  • Katerhine Harmon, Bowdoin College (Dr. Patsy Dickinson). Award Sponsor: Sinauer Associates
  • Jacob Stafford, UC Boulder (Dr. Ryan Bachtell). Award Sponsor: San Diego Instruments
  • Eric Jang, Brown University (Dr. Carlos Aizenman). Award Sponsor: ADInstruments
  • Emily Powers, Ithaca College (Dr. Jean Hardwick). Award Sponsor: Wellesley College
  • Maura Schlussel, Lafayette College (Dr. Lisa Gabel). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Kurt Fraser, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Dr. Shelly Flagel). Award Sponsor: Med Associates
  • Craig Russo, Grand Valley State University (Dr. Merritt Taylor). Award Sponsor: Carnegie Mellon University
  • Alexandria White, Georgia State University (Dr. Kyle Franz). Award Sponsor: The Grass Foundation
  • Daniel VanDerhoef, Marquette University (Dr. Michelle Mynlieff).Award Sponsor: Leica Microsystems
  • Molly Barlow, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Dr. David Jewett). Award Sponsor: Data Sciences International

2013 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

  • Katherine Becker - University of Nebraska at Omaha (Sponsor: Dr. William Grisham). Modeling correspondence between auditory and motor pathways in the zebra finch song system with Boolean logic. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments.
  • Lauren Blachorsky - Queens College of the City University of New York (Sponsor: Dr. Carolyn Pytte). Repeated exposure to environmental mold Increases cytokine Interleukin[1]1β expression in the mouse hippocampus. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Benjamin Brown - Baldwin Wallace University (Sponsor: Dr. Jacqueline Morris). In vivo and in vitro ketamine exposure exhibits a dose dependent induction of ADNP in rat cortical neurons. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Michelle Carney - University of California, Berkeley (Sponsor: Dr. Frederic Theunissen). Social learning in zebra finches: learning a conditioning task by example. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Michael Chi - Brandeis University (Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Vecsey). Population density during larval development alters adult sleep in Drosophila melanogaster in an amnesiac dependent manner. Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, & Harvard Apparatus.
  • Jasmine Gentry - Georgia State University (Sponsor: Dr. Marise Parent). Blocking hippocampal acetylcholine receptors may accelerate meal onset in male rats. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Tia Hall - Central Michigan University (Sponsor: Dr. Gary Dunbar). The short term and long term effects of CXB909 treatment on cognition and neuropathology in the 5xFAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Award sponsored by The Grass Foundation.
  • Geraldine Holmes - Dominican University (Sponsor: Dr. Robert Calin?Jageman). An automated protocol for producing whole-body long-term habituation in Aplysia californica suitable for analyzing the transcriptional mechanisms of memory. Award sponsored by ADInstruments.
  • Zach Hopkins - Brigham Young University (Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Edwards). Endocannabinoid biosynthetic enzyme mRNA expression in ventral tegmental area cells. Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems.
  • Sorscha Jarman - Grand Valley State University (Sponsor: Dr. Glenn Valdez). Kappa opioid regulation of depressive like behavior and reward seeking during acute and protracted withdrawal from ethanol. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.
  • Katie Long - University of Michigan (Sponsor: Dr. Shelly Flagel). The effect of social defeat stress on sign and goal tracking behavior. Award sponsored by Noldus.
  • Jennifer Merritt - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Sponsor: Dr. Justin Rhodes). Genetic variation in exercise induced hippocampal neurogenesis and learning. Award sponsored by Wellesley College.
  • Chelsea Nickerson - Colby College (Sponsor: Dr. Melissa Glenn). Prenatal choline supplementation prevents behavioral and neural impairments of adult MK-801 exposure in male rats. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.
  • Edna Normand - Hunter College (Sponsor: Dr. Cheryl Harding). Environmental mold decreases new neuron survival in the adult mouse hippocampus. Award sponsored by Med Associates.
  • Shane Pullins - Miami University (Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Quinn). Temporally graded retrograde amnesia following trace fear conditioning: Focal hippocampus damage or distal disruption? Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Lauren Robertson - Lycoming College (Sponsor: Dr. Mary E. Morrison). Characterization of early Purkinje neuron processes in the mouse cerebellum. Award sponsored by Coulbourn Instruments, Panlab, & Harvard Apparatus.
  • Morgan Rogers - Baldwin Wallace University (Sponsor: Dr. Andrew Mickley). Stimulation of the dorsal periaqueductal gray enhancesspontaneous recovery of a conditioned taste aversion. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.
  • Junmi Saikia - Duke University (Sponsor: Dr. Christina Williams). Treadmill exercise training only enhances neurocognitive function if it is accompanied by significantly increases in aerobic capacity. Award sponsored by MBF Bioscience.
  • Rachel Skipper - Miami University (Sponsor: Dr. Jennifer Quinn). Stress enhancement of fear learning in infant rats. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi - NeuroScience Associates.
  • Garrett Smith - Davidson College (Sponsor: Dr. Julio Ramirez). Time course of heterosynaptic interaction of the sprouted crossed entorhinal and septal inputs to the hippocampus following unilateral entorhinal cortex lesion in rats. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments and Campden Instruments.
  • Erica Tracey - College of Charleston (Sponsor: Dr. Chris Korey). Sensory neuron plasticity during claw transformation in the snapping shrimp Alpheus angulosus. Award sponsored by Fine Science Tools.

2012 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

  • Sage Aronson – Oberlin College (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Loose). Making predictions in a stochastic environment: Strategies underlying the probability matching phenomenon and corresponding event-related potentials. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi. 

  • Samuel Asinof – Oberlin College (Sponsor: Dr. Tracie Paine). Decreased Cortical GABA Synthesis Impairs Attention and Increases Locomotor Activity. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • Emma Babb – Duke University (Sponsor: Dr. Christina Williams). Moderating effects of high versus low aerobic capacity on adult rat hippocampal neurogenesis following systemic doxorubicin treatment. Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates.

  • Jared Bell – University of Texas at Austin (Sponsor: Dr. Theresa Jones). The effects of training intensity on functional outcome following unilateral ischemic insult of sensorimotor cortex in C57BL/6 mice. Award sponsored by FUN Membership.

  • Ama Berko – William Patterson University (Sponsor: Dr. Jamie Weiss). Developing a PC12 assay to examine calcium signaling in the regulation of nitric oxide: Role of NCS-1? Award sponsored by MicroBrightField Bioscience. 

  • Blaine Caslin – Lafayette College (Sponsor: Dr. Elaine Reynolds). Dietary interventions eliminate seizures in a fly model of epilepsy. Award sponsored by Fine Science Tools.

  • Laurie Delatour – The College of New Jersey (Sponsor: Dr. Jeffrey Erickson). Neonatal breathing deficits in the serotonin-deficient Pet-1 knockout mouse are alleviated by exposure to nicotine during prenatal and early postnatal development. Award sponsored by ADInstruments.

  • Elise Flynn – St. Mary’s College of Maryland (Sponsor: Dr. Anne Marie Brady). Self-administration of cocaine does not alleviate behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • S. Bradley King – College of Charleston (Sponsor: Dr. Michael Ruscio). Effect of social isolation on cellular proliferation in the California mouse (Peromyscus californicus). Award sponsored by Lafayette Instrument & Campden Instruments.

  • Marcus Lacey – Washington State University (Sponsor: Dr. James Peters). Acute desensitization of responses to cholecystokinin (CCK) at CCK-1 receptors on vagal afferent cell bodies. Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems.

  • Adrienne Murphy-Stout – Ursinus College (Sponsor: Dr. Rebecca Kohn). A dominant suppressor of unc-13 partially rescues paralysis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi.

  • Amelia Parmidge – Mills College (Sponsor: Dr. Jared Young). The nose knows, but the eye does not: Automated image analyst development for calcium images of AWC olfactory neurons in C. elegans. Award sponsored by Med Associates.

  • Tiffany Reinke – Central Michigan University (Sponsor: Dr. Gary Dunbar). Antioxidants from tart cherries and essential fatty acids as treatment for Alzheimer’s disease in 5xFAD mouse model. Award sponsored by Wellesley College.

  • Kristina Scanlan – Westminster College (Sponsor: Dr. Robin McGovern). The role of oxytocin, vasopressin, and d-cycloserine in remediating social behavior in rats with amygdala lesions. Award sponsored by Noldus Information Technology.

  • Lindsey Schuette – Reed College (Sponsor: Dr. Paul Currie). Mesolimbic ghrelinergic signaling in reward and limbic function. Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation.

  • Ryan Williamson – Bringham Young University (Sponsor: Dr. Jeff Edwards). Endocannabinoid biosynthesizing enzyme expression in hippocampal stratum oriens neurons. Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation.

 

2011 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC

  • Priscilla Barba Escobedo, Texas A&M SA  sponsor-Georgianna Gould  Social preference and social novelty behavior in zebrafish Award sponsored by Microbrightfield Bioscience
  • Victoria Breen, Boston College  sponsor-Joseph Burdo  Protection against glutamate toxicity in HT22 neurons by a novel phosphodiesterase inhibitor Award sponsored by AD instruments
  • Matthew DeNiear, Davidson College  sponsor-Julio Ramirez  Heterosynaptic interaction of the sprouted crossed entorhinal and septal inputs to the hippocampus following unilateral entorhinal cortex lesion in rats Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates and FUN
  • Katherine Gumps, College of Charleston  sponsor-Chris Korey  Mutations in palmitoyl protein-thioesterase 1 alter exocytosis and endocytosis at synapses in Drosophila larvae. Award sponsored by Wellesley College
  • Zoe Hesp, Miami University of Ohio  sponsor-Lori Isaacson  Immunofluorescence restaining of previously processed experimental tissues reveals preservation of antigenicity Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Patricia Lee, U Michigan Ann Arbor  sponsor-Shelly Flagel  Selectively bred highresponder and lowresponder rats differ in “affective” responsiveness to a novelty seeking test Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Joe Luchsinger, Baldwin Wallace College sponsor-Andy Mickley  Latent inhibition of a conditioned taste aversion (CTA) in fetal rats is age-dependent Award sponsored by Nu Rho Psi
  • Cecila McKee, Vassar  sponsor-Kathleen Raley-Susman  Subcellular localization and protein interactions of PTL-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans Award sponsored by Thorlabs
  • Rabia Nasir, Conneticut College  sponsor-Joseph A. Schroeder  The Effects of Nicotine on Egocentric Spatial Navigation in Zebrafish Sinauer Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Alexa Orticelli, Georgia Tech  sponsor-Cassie Mitchell  Pathological axonal transport II: binding cooperativity, ATP, and tau Award sponsored by the Grass Foundation
  • Jenna Parrish, Muskingum U  sponsor-Ana Hutton Kehrberg  Neonatal Alcohol Exposure via Intraperitoneal Injections Affects Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Activity Levels in Rats Award sponsored by MedAssociates
  • Katrina Placek, St. Mary's of MD   sponsor-Anne Marie Brady  Relationships between behavioral abnormalities and set-shifting impairments in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Andrew Ross, Skidmore College  sponsor-Jennifer Bonner  Ethanol induced axon pathfinding defects in the zebrafish, Danio rerio.  Award sponsored by FUN
  • Madhavi Senagolage, Lake Forest College  sponsor-Shubhik DebBurman  Complex Regulation of α-Synuclein Properties in Yeasts by Endocytosis Pathway Genes Award sponsored by FUN
  • Emily Sharpe, Marquette U  sponsor-Michelle Mynlieff  Cav1.3 but not Cav1.2 L-type calcium channels co-localize with GABAB receptors in neonatal rat hippocampus Award sponsored by Lafayette Instruments
  • Caitlin Vander Weele, U of Michigan  sponsor-Brandon Aragona  Rapid dopamine signaling in response to a short-acting opiate, remifentanil Award sponsored by Sinauer Associates, Inc
  • Gabrielle Van Patten, Cornell  sponsor-Ron Harris-Warrick Quantification of serotonergic receptors and calcium channels in the sublesional mouse spinal cord after spinal cord injury Award sponsored by Leica Microsystems
  • Ryan Williamson, Brigham Young U  sponsor-Jeff Edwards  Expression of endocannabinoid biosynthesizing enzymes in hippocampal CA1 neurons Award sponsored by AD instruments
  • Tizita Zeleke, Manhattanville College  sponsor-Annemarie Bettica  The neuroprotective efficacies of various botanical extracts, Rue chalpanesis, Hibiscus sabdariffa, and Panax Ginseng species against neurotoxic-induced Parkinson's disease in neuroblastoma cells in vitro Award sponsored by Noldus Information Technology

2010 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA

 2009 FUN Travel Award Winners - Chicago, IL

2008 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington DC

2007 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA


2006 FUN Travel Award Winners - Atlanta, GA


2005 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC


2004 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA


2003 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

     
2002 FUN Travel Award Winners - Orlando, FL


2001 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA


2000 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

 
1999 FUN Travel Award Winners - Miami Beach, FL

1998 FUN Travel Award Winners - Los Angeles, CA


1997 FUN Travel Award Winners - New Orleans, LA

 
1996 FUN Travel Award Winner - Washington, DC


1995 FUN Travel Award Winners - San Diego, CA


1994 FUN Travel Award Winners - Miami Beach, FL

 
1993 FUN Travel Award Winners - Washington, DC


1992 FUN Travel Award Winner - San Diego, CA

     

 

Internship Opportunties

Albert Einstein College of Medicine: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)- Application due February 1st, 2018

Allen Institute: Internship in Bioscience - Application due January 29, 2018

Amherst College - This link will take you to another list of internship opportunities housed at Amherst College

Baylor College of Medicine - Application due January 10, 2018

Carnegie Mellon Neural Computation - Application due TBA (sometime in Feb)

Case Western Reserve University - Pharmacology- Application due January 31st, 2018

Christian Brothers University: Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training - Earlybird deadline Dec. 19 2017, Final Deadline Jan 2, 2018

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Undergraduate Summer Internship -Application due February 1, 2018

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Summer Undergraduate Research Program- Application due January 15th, 2018

Colorado State University:Undergraduate Research in Molecular Biosciences- Application due February 1st, 2018

Duquesne University Pain Undergraduate Research Experience (PURE) - Application due Feb. 15, 2018

Duquesne University Neurodegenerative Undergraduate Research Experience (NURE) - Application due February 15, 2018

Emory University MD Summer Experience at Emory - On hiatus for 2018, will return 2019

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle- Application due January 12, 2018

Frontier Nursing Service Courier Program, Wendover, KY - Application due February 12, 2018

Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology- Application due (optics) or Jan 31, 2018 (informatics)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - EXROP- Application due December 1, 2018

Howard Hughes Medical Institute - Janelia Farm-Application due January 5, 2018

Indiana University: REU in Animal Behavior- Application due February 12, 2018

Jackson Labs (Bar Harbor, Maine)- Application due February 2, 2018

Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard- Application due January 19, 2018

Marquette University - Application due January 31, 2018

Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Application due February 1, 2018

Medical College of Wisconsin Summer Undergraduate Research Program - Application due February 1st, 2018

Medical University of South Carolina - Application due January 31, 2018

New York University Center for Neural Science - Application due March 15th, 2018

New York University, Sackler Institute- Application due January 1, 2018

NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats - Sites at UC San Diego, U of Michigan, U of Tennessee Health Sci Center, U of Buffalo, Wake Forest - Application due Feb. 5, 2018

NIH – Neurological Sciences - Application due March 1st, 2018

Oregon Health & Sciences University/Vollum Institute - Application due March 1, 2018

Pasteur Foundation- application forthcoming?

Pepperdine University – Summer Undergraduate Research in Biology- Application due February 16, 2018

Rochester Institute of Technology - This link will take you to another list of internships which includes all areas of biological sciences.

Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship   - Application due February 1st, 2018

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School: Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) in Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology - Application due February 16, 2018

Sanford Research - National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF REU) - Application due February 1, 2018

Santa Fe Institute REU summer program- Application due January 4, 2018

Sloan-Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program  - Application due February 1, 2018

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse   - Application due Febraury 16, 2018

Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Studies   - Application due February 15, 2018

UCLA  - Various programs and deadlines, the program at the Brain Research Institute has a deadline of March 31, 2018

University of Alabama at Birmingham   - Several programs

University of California at San Francisco - Application due February 1, 2018

University of Connecticut Health Center   - Application due March 1,2018

University of Connecticut Study Abroad in Spain - Application due Febuary 20, 2018

University of Florida - Application due March 15, 2018

University of Iowa - Application due February 1st, 2018

University of Iowa MSTP summer program   - (mentor letters are due) - Application due February 1st, 2018

University of Maryland, Conte Center - Application due February 15, 2018

University of Nebraska Medical Center Summer Research Program - Application due February 1, 2018

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Application due February 28, 2018

University of Pennsylvania Biomedical SUIP - Application due February 1, 2018

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences - Early Deadline February 1, Final deadline March 1, 2018

University of Rochester Center for Visual Science   - Application due February 1, 2018

University of Rochester Medical Center - Application due March 1, 2018

University of Texas Health San Antonio -Application due February 23, 2018

Univeristy of Texas Southwestern Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program   - Application due February 9, 2018

University of Vermont Summer Neuroscience Undergrad Research Fellowship - Application due January 10, 2018

University of Virginia Health System - Application due February 8, 2018

Vanderbilt University - Application due February 1, 2018

Washington University, St. Louis - multiple programs, Neuroscience Program (BP-ENDURE) - Application due Febraury 1, 2018

Weizmann Institute of Science Summer Work for Foreign Science Students (Israel) - Application due December 24th, 2018

West Virgina University Center for Neuroscience Summer Internships - Program on hiatus 2018, returning 2019

Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory REU- Applications due March 10, 2018

Labs seeking student researchers

Dr. Chris Reich at Ramapo College of New Jersey is looking for research assistants this summer (2010). Dr. Reich's lab studies the effects of chronic stress and depression on learning and memory and synaptic plasticity. If interested, email him at [email protected].

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. 3, 2:30 - 4:30 pm) AND attend the FUN Poster Session and Social (Sunday, Nov 4, 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:

The Faculty Sponsor will be contacted via email for:

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

https://goo.gl/forms/skFe6VJXqO7aLcgA2

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

 

 

Hewlet McFarlane

President, Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience

Kenyon College

[email protected]

Alissa Ortman

BrainFacts.org Manager

Society for Neuroscience

[email protected]

 

 

Past Travel Award Winners

FUN Undergraduate Research Poster Session

 

The FUN Undergraduate Research Poster Session

Every fall at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience sponsors a poster session and social that showcases top undergraduate neuroscientists from around the country.  The 2015 meeting will have over 150 posters!  So please join us at this exciting night of undergraduate research.

The 2017 FUN poster session will take place SUNDAY November 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. in Washington, DC at the Renaissance Grand and Central Ballroom

The session will focus on presentations by undergraduate researchers, followed by an awards ceremony.  Any undergraduate attending the meeting may present if sponsored by a FUN member. 

Each FUN member (regular or pre-faculty status) in good standing (that means dues are paid) can sponsor one submission for the FUN Social and Poster Session.  In addition, Institutional members can sponsor one submission, but it is up to the home institution to determine which project.  We have a total of 175 board faces, with 20 reserved for Travel Award winners, which leaves 155 to be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your student does need to be registered for the SfN meeting to participate in the FUN Poster session, but does not need to be presenting their poster during the main conference.

Please be sure that your student can attend the session, Sunday, November 12th 6:45-8:45 pm at the Renaissance Gand and Central Ballroom before they submit.  Please be sure that you have paid your dues before having your student submit, it saves us lots of emails! The application will remain open until September 29th, or until we have 175 total submissions.

Poster Boards are 4' x 6' in size, please be sure your poster will fit completely on your board.

THE SITE IS NOW CLOSED - we have recieved 175 abstract submissions.

 

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