Travel Award


The List of Travel Grant Winners

NEURO2019 Travel Award

  • Sourav Banerjee (National Brain Research Centre)
  • Fernando Caravaggio (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Geehoon Chung (Kyung Hee University)
  • Egor Dzyubenko (University Hospital Essen)
  • Zhengrun Gao (Univ of Chinese Academy of Sciences)
  • Giorgio Grasselli (Italian Institute of Technology (IIT))
  • Xiyao Gu (School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong Univ)
  • Soomaayeh Heysieattalab (university of Tabriz)
  • Xiao-Ling Hu (Capital Medical University)
  • Heechul Jun (University of California Irvine School of Medicine)
  • Seyed Asaad Karimi (Hamadan University of Medical Sciences)
  • Yujin Kim (Seoul National University College of Medicine)
  • Chantel Kowalchuk (University of Toronto; Centre for Addiction and Mental Health)
  • Seok-Kyu Kwon (KIST)
  • Xing Li (Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
  • Srikumar Bettadapura Narayanaswamy (Natl Inst of Mental Hlth Neuro Sci (NIMHANS))
  • Yohan Oh (Hanyang University)
  • Audrey Marie Ragagnin (Macquarie University)
  • Changwoo Seo (Cornell University)
  • Jitendra Kumar Sinha (Amity University)
  • Michael Artur Skeide (Max Planck Institute Human Cognitive Brain Science)
  • Heena Tabassum (Indian Council of Medical Research)
  • Yan Yang (Zhejiang University)
  • Hila Ben-Yehuda (Weizmann Institute of Sciecne)
  • Caihong Zhu (Institute of Neuropathology)


FENS (Federation of European Neuroscience Societies) - JNS (Japan Neuroscience Society) Young Researcher Exchange Program Travel Award

  • Mumin Alper Erdogan (Izmir Katip Celebi University Faculty of Medicine)
  • Britt Mossink (Radboud University Medical Centre)
  • Anne-Marie Neumann (University of Luebeck)
  • Naveen Sendhilnathan (Columbia University)


SfN (Society for Neuroscience)- JNS (Japan Neuroscience Society) Exchange Travel Award

  • Amanda Buch (Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University)
  • Arlene Joann George (Georgia State University)
  • Hannah Graham (University of California, San Francisco)
  • Peng Yuan (Stanford University)


Travel Award Guidelines for NEURO2019

Application for the Travel Award

No need to register for the annual meeting. Please follow the TA application instruction.
Complimentary Registration: Awardees will be exempt from the registration fee for the annual meeting.

Unsuccessful applicants: Need to register for the annual meeting with payment as per category.


Membership registration

All presenters need to hold membership either of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) or the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry (JSN). Registration instruction will be sent upon acceptance.


Ineligible for this support

Symposium speakers
Other grant recipients related to NEURO2019


Applying via other Neuroscience Affiliations

Applicants from the following countries must apply for the Travel Award through their home Neuroscience Affiliations: China, South Korea, India, and Iran.

Each society has set their own deadline date and guideline. Applicants shall follow their instructions.

For further information, please contact the office of your society below;

China: the Chinese Neuroscience Society

South Korea: the Korean Society for Brain and Neural Science (KSBNS)

India: Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN)

Iran: the Iranian Neuroscience Society (INS)


Award Cash: up to 150,000 JPY per award (depending on travel distance)

NEURO2019 offers Travel Awards to enthusiastic, leading, non-Japanese neuroscientists traveling from abroad to present high-quality papers at the meeting. Applications of young principal investigators and senior postdoctoral fellows, also applicants from Asian-Pacific countries are especially encouraged.

The funding for travel will be between 40,000–150,000 JPY per award, depending on the travel distance.

Application Deadline: January 9th, 2019 (Wednesday.) at 12:00 noon (JST)

Call for Travel Award Application (PDF)



  • The annual meeting registration fee is waived only for successful applicants.
  • Recipients receive partial support for travel expenses (airfare from the recipient's country of residence to Japan, and domestic transportation fees in Japan).
  • Recipients are invited to the reception to be held on DAY 2 of the meeting.
  • Accommodation will be provided for recipients from July 24th (check-in) to 28th, (check-out): four nights, single-room. The hotel will most likely be located near the conference venue.
  • The International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers
    To facilitate interaction among young researchers from abroad and Japan, all recipients are invited to this event. Poster presentation is available.


  • Once your application has been accepted, the TA selection committee will determine the appropriate amount of support.
  • The amount of the Travel Award will not be increased under any circumstances.
  • Each recipient must bear any additional expenses.
  • Recipients will receive the award cash (in Japanese yen) and certificate on DAY 3 at the meeting venue. Time and place will be notified during the International Exchange Meeting for Young Researchers.
  • Accommodation at the designated hotel will only be covered from July 24th (check-in) to 28th, (check-out). Recipients must bear all expenses if they stay at hotels of their own choice or stay extra nights. The NEURO2019 Secretariat is in charge of hotel booking arrangements.
    Please contact the NEURO2019 Secretariat with any inquiries or concerns regarding hotel bookings at
  • Attendance, and oral or poster presentation at NEURO2019, are mandatory.
  • Award recipients who do not attend NEURO2019 and do not deliver a presentation will have their award revoked.
  • If a single presentation has multiple authors, only one main author is eligible.
  • Participants can only give one main oral or poster presentation at the 4-day meeting as the first author.
  • Symposium speakers are ineligible for this support.
  • Candidates should NOT be the recipients of other grants related to NEURO2019.
  • Participants who require a visa must obtain the visa themselves. The meeting organizers will provide necessary visa documents upon request. With the documents we provide, we support your stay only for the 4-day conference plus 3 days. Please contact the NEURO2019 Secretariat with any inquiries or concerns regarding visa applications at
  • All presenters at NEURO2019 must be an official member either of the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) or the Japanese Society for Neurochemistry (JSN).
  • You do NOT need to register for the membership at time of application for the travel award. Upon acceptance, the JNS or JSN office will contact successful applicants and provide instructions for membership registration. Please register for membership after you receive it.

How to Apply for the Travel Award

Please read the following instructions and go to the application site.

  1. Prepare the following four documents in MS Word or PDF format.
    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. Publication list
    3. Electronic copy of your passport (only the page where the photograph of your face appears)
    4. Abstract describing your NEURO2019 presentation
      For details regarding abstract format, please see the Call for Papers section in the Annual Meeting website page.
  2. Upload these documents through our website page. After uploading documents 1)–3), you will be directed to the Abstract Submission Page, where you can submit document 4).
  3. Letter of Recommendation
    (1) Graduate students/Postdoctoral fellows:
    Ask two referees for the letters of recommendation (MS Word or PDF form).
    One letter must be from the applicant’s current supervisor. The letter should be no more than one page in length.
    Type in two email addresses of your referees and we will send each of them instruction on the submission of the letter of recommendation.
    (2) Young principal investigators/Senior postdoctoral fellows:
    No recommendation letter is required.

Registration: December 3rd, 2018 to January 9th, 2019 at noon JST

Call for Travel Award Applications is now closed.


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Timeline for NEURO 2019 (tentative)

Notification to Travel Award Winners
Confirmation of attendance
Completion of Society Membership application (for successful applicants only)
VISA application and accommodation information provided
Notification of presentation schedule and format


Other Travel Grants

NOTE: You may NOT receive two different grants to attend NEURO2019.

FENS offers travel grants: Applicaiton Form

FENS provides travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend NEURO2019 (Brain Science Takes Flight: Bridging the Mind and Life: Toki Messe, Japan, 25-28 July 2019).
These grants - of up to € 1.200 each - are intended to cover the associated travel expenses of the awardees. The registration fee for the travel awardees to the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2019 is waived.
Applications deadline: 14 January 2019 (11:59 pm, Brussels time)

SfN offers travel grants: Register Now

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the Japan Neuroscience Society (JNS) provide a joint travel award exchange program for graduate students who have reached PhD candidacy or postdoctoral fellows to attend their respective meetings. SfN will provide five awards up to $2,000 to members from the United States, Canada, and Mexico to attend NEURO2019 in Niigata, Japan from July 25-28, 2019.
The deadline: Feb 1, 2019

IBRO-APRC Travel and Short Stay Grants 2019: Apply Now

This grant supports combined trips of applicants currently working in APRC countries to attend neuroscience meetings in other APRC countries and visit a laboratory in the country where the meeting is held.
Application form deadline: middle of March