Executive Committee Task Calendar

These pages contain all of the information required to run FUN efficiently.  The calendar starts with the end of the FUN Social when the executive committee officially rolls over into the new year. Please update these pages as needed.




President Elect Responsibilities

 The following information provides a timeline of the President-Elect's Responsibilities.  Important documents are attached at the bottom of the page.

January to March

Travel Awards

  • Set up the Review Committee by asking 1 Councilor (as of 2011 we will be going to 2 Councilors for this committee due to the number of applications) and 2 FUN members (preferably members who ran for councilor and did not get elected) to participate. In 2013, I expanded the committee greatly (I had 13 reviewers) each one saw ~8 applications and each application was reviewed by 4 reviewers. It worked well and I felt that it allowed for a "fairer" process and the distribution of work was well managed by those involved.
  • Discuss with the Treasurer and President the number of awards we will be able to fund this year.


Travel Awards

  • Early April, place a travel award announcement in the Neuroscience Nexus eNewsletter and send it an announcement over the FUNFaculty listserv. Make sure to be clear about this being the FUN travel award, not the BAW travel award.
  • To submit items for publication in Neuroscience Nexus, please contact [email protected].  The Nexus only allows the posting of a message once. 
  • The due date for the application is usually set for the week after the SfN abstracts are due.  Text of Previous Announcements (purple dates and website info need updating each year):

FUN Undergraduate Student Travel Awards

We welcome dues-paying members of Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) to sponsor nominees for a FUN Undergraduate Student Travel Award. The award offers aid for expenses associated with attending the Society for Neuroscience 2010 meeting for an undergraduate student who is presenting a poster.  To learn how to access award-application instructions, judging criteria, and to support undergraduate education by joining FUN, please visit www.funfaculty.org. Applications are due by Friday, May 20, 2010.

  • The FUN Website will need to be updated with the new, more detailed application information should be uploaded to the website.


Travel Awards

  • Early May, Resend the travel award announcement to the FUNFaculty listserv as a reminder
  • Applications will have come in by the end of May.

Travel Awards

  • Applications should be sent out for review with a due date for the reviews of July 1.  Each reviewer will get ~10-12.  In 2010 it was actually 22 per person (44 apps, two reviewers each).
  • The review sheet that has been used in the past is attached at the bottom of the page.
  • In general there is some differences in how the reviewers rank their candidates.  An 88/100 might be a must fund for one and a 99/100 might be a must fund for another.  So, I have the reviewers also rank them by "clearly must fund", "maybe", and "Do not fund".  This allows the President-elect to form a priority list.
  • As chair of the Travel Award Committee, the President-elect will consolidate the reviews and identify the top candidates


Travel Awards

  • After the 4th of the July holiday, discuss the rankings with the President and the Treasurer and look at the current state of fund raising for the awards.
  • Send an award letter to the number of travel award winners that we are funding this year.  An award letter template is attached at the bottom of the page.
  • Send an unfunded letter to the other applicants.  An unfunded letter template is attached at the bottom of the page.
  • A waitlisted letter has been added. A waitlisted letter template is attached at the bottom of the page.

Officer Elections


Travel Awards
Officer Elections

Travel Awards
Officer Elections


Travel Awards

Executive Meeting, Business Meeting and Social


FUN_Mentor_Certs_Final_2013.doc4.03 MB
FUN_Student_Certs_Final_2013.doc4.04 MB
2009 FUN Travel Award.doc120 KB
2008 Reviewer Sheet.doc34.5 KB
Travel Award_Funded.doc61.5 KB
Travel Award_Not Funded.doc60.5 KB
FUN Student Certificates.doc181 KB
FUN Mentor Certificates.doc171 KB
2011 Reviewer Sheetrevised.doc31.5 KB
waiting award letter 2011.doc61.5 KB

President Responsibilities

This page contains all of the information regarding the responsibilites of President.  The calendar starts with the end of the FUN Social when the executive committee officially rolls over into the new year.











2009 FUN SfN Abstract.doc31 KB
Business Meeting SfN Satellite Order.pdf94.1 KB
Executive Meeting SfN Satellite Order.pdf94.01 KB
2009 BAW Certificate.doc144 KB
2009 Exec and Bus Meeting Food orders.pdf67.15 KB

Contributing Member Contacts

This is a current and up to date list of our Contributing Members.  It indicates their 2011 contribution and primary contact information.  Update this list if any contacts change of if new ones contribute.  New contacts from SfN and old donors are at the bottom.

ADInstruments (2 awards in 2011)
2205 Executive Circle
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Contact person: Mr. Matthew Dilworth ([email protected]; [email protected])

Brandeis University (1 award in 2009)
Graduate Program in Neuroscience
Brandeis University, MS 008
415 South Street
Waltham, MA 02454

Contact person: Dr. Leslie Griffith ([email protected])
Primary Contact: Barbara Wrightson ([email protected])

Grass Foundation (1 award in 2011 from their earlier endowment--do not need to contact them since we have the money already.  Just use contact to inform them of the awards that are given)
742A Washington Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Contact person: Dr. Janis Weeks, President ([email protected])

IMPULSE (1 award with FUN for 2009)

Editor-in-Chief ([email protected]), Faculty Advisor is Leslie Sargent-Jones ([email protected])

Kinder Scientific (1 award in 2010) In 2011 Michael Kinder did not respond to emails regarding a travel award.
12655 Danielson Court Suite 308
Poway, CA 92064

Contact person: Mr. Michael Kinder, President ([email protected])

Lafayette Instrument Company (2 awards in 2011)

One award from Lafayette, one from Campden Instruments (one from Mindware in 2009).  These are Lafayette owned companies
3700 Sagamore Parkway North
P.O. Box 5729
Lafayette, IN 47904

Contact person for all three: Mr. Terry Echard, Vice-President, Business Manager Life Science
([email protected])

Leica Microsystems (1 award in 2011)

2345 Waukegan Road
Bannockburn, IL 60015

Contact Person: Mr. Doug Reed ([email protected]); Phone: 847-405-6562

Macalester Cognitive and Neuroscience Studies Program (1 award in 2008)

Contact Person: Eric Wiertelak ([email protected])

MBF Bioscience (1 award in 2011)
185 Allen Brook Lane, Suite 101
Williston, VT 05495 USA
Telephone: 1-802-288-9290
Fax: 1-802-288-9002

starting with Jack R. Glaser – President, Co-Founder  ([email protected])

Med Associates (1 award in 2011)
The Science Center at Med Associates
P.O. Box 319
St. Albans, VT 05478

Contact person: Dr. Gerry Herrera, Director of Operations

([email protected])


Noldus Information Technology, Inc. (1 award in 2011)
751 Miller Drive, Suite E-5
Leesburg, Virginia 20175-8993

Contact person: Mr. Bart van Roekel ([email protected])

Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers ($1000 in 2011, supplemented by FUN for an additional award)
23 Plumtree Road
P.O. Box 407
Sunderland, MA 01375-0407

Contact person: Mr. Dean Scudder ([email protected])

Symbiotic Software (1 award in 2009) -- no reply in 2011
148 Grandview Ct.
Ithaca, NY 14850

Contact person: Mr. Eli Meir ([email protected])

Thorlabs (2 awards in 2011)
435 Route 206, P.O. Box 366
Newton, NJ  07860-0366

Contact person: Mr. Alex Cable, President ([email protected])

Wellesley College  (1 award in 2009)
106 Central Street,
Wellesley, MA 02841

Contact person: Dr. Barbara Beltz ([email protected])

Previous sponsors who did not sponsors travel awards in 2011.  Contact information may need updating.

Coulbourn Instruments (need to update the email and phone contact) (1 award in 2010)
7462 Penn Drive
Allentown, PA 18106

Contact person: Mr. Paul Mazzucco, President ([email protected])

*Coulbourn was acquired by Harvard BioSciences, Mazzucco leaving 9/30/11. I (Shelly) tried to find out who to contact at Harvard but had no luck.

Fine Science Tools (1)
373-G Vintage Park Dr.
Foster City, CA 94404

Contact person: Ms. Christina Callanta, Marketing/Technical Support ([email protected])

Possible sponsors that expressed interest at SfN 2009 & some in 2011

San Diego Instruments
6295 Ferris Square, Suite A
San Diego, CA 92121-3248

Contact person: Bob Lischer, President ([email protected]), 858-530-2600

*Shelly emailed Lischer July & August of 2011, no reply

Astellas Research Institute of America LLC
8045 Lamon Ave.
Skokie, IL 60077

Contact person: Jeffrey Kogan, PhD;  Principal Scientist ([email protected]); 847-933-7416

Diabetes Eye-D International
9033 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 402
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact person: David Krasnow, OD, PhD, MPH ([email protected]), 310-276-5333

Kerr Scientific Instruments
Unit 7/10 Acheron Drive
PO Box 28-091
New Zealand

Contact person: Dr. Steve Kerr ([email protected]) or ([email protected]); +64 27 477 2690  -- Shelly emailed Kerr August of 2011, no reply received




Past-President Responsibilities

This page contains all of the information regarding the responsibilities of Past-President.  The calendar starts with the end of the FUN Social when the executive committee officially rolls over into the new year.






 Fun Social and Poster Session





Fun Social and Poster Session


[email protected]




Fun Social and Poster Session (Agenda Outline is attached at the Bottom)

You are done!  Thank you for your service to FUN.




FUNPlaqueTemplate.ppt79.5 KB
2010 FUN Social Order Summary.pdf90.76 KB
German Poster Award 2010 Nomination.doc349.5 KB
Poster Session Agenda.doc19.5 KB

Committee Structure


FUN Committees Assignments

These are reset within the first two weeks after the SfN/FUN meeting and committee chairs are informed of their committee composition.  Use this list to update the committee page on the website.

Presidents Advisory Board

Travel Award Committee

Election Committee

Education Committee

Education Committee

Website Committee

FUN Awards Committee 

Finance Committee 

Brain Awareness Week Travel Award Committee 


SfN Booth

Booth Ideas for 2010

Booth Ordering

Eve Reaven, PhD
email: [email protected]
web: ASliceOfLifeScarves.com
Telephone: 650 493-1019
Fax: 650 856-7699
Address: 818 Tolman Dr, Stanford CA 94305

Mark R. Stefani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychology Dept. & Prog. in Neuroscience
Middlebury College
McCardell Bicentennial Hall 278
Middlebury, VT  05753
Tel: 802-443-5823
Fax: 802-443-2080
[email protected]

Brain Pin, Neuron Pin



Scarf INVOICE FUN (at SFN) 2009.doc24.5 KB
2009 T-shirt Invoice.pdf149.69 KB

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

This is a repository for meeting minutes from the FUN executive meetings at SfN.


2009 Minutes FUN Executive Committee.doc45.5 KB
2010 Minutes FUN Executive Committee.doc49.5 KB
2011 Minutes FUN Executive Committee.pdf86.09 KB
2011 Minutes FUN Business meeting.pdf82.46 KB
2012 Minutes FUN Executive Committee.pdf82.74 KB
2012 Minutes FUN Business meeting 2012.pdf85.2 KB
2013 Minutes FUN Business meeting Nov 2013.pdf144.15 KB
2013 Minutes FUN Executive Committee meeting Nov 2013.pdf87.91 KB
Minutes FUN Exec mtg Nov 2013 - 2.pdf92.21 KB
MinutesFUNExecmtgNov2011final - 2.pdf89.95 KB
MinutesFUNExecmtgNov2013-2.pdf92.21 KB
2014 Minutes FUN Business meeting.pdf139.56 KB
2015 Minutes FUN Executive Committee Meeting.pdf112.88 KB
2015 Minutes FUN Business Meeting.pdf61.36 KB
2016 FUN Executive Meeting Minutes SfN.pdf123.1 KB
2016_FUN Business Meeting Minutes SfN.pdf93.58 KB
2017 FUN Executive Committee Meeting_Jan8_2018.pdf119.42 KB
2017 FUN Business Meeting_Minutes_Jan8_2018.pdf93.18 KB