Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior
GRADUATE STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
The JP Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior is pleased to announce the creation of graduate student travel awards. The spirit of the awards is to support the research experience and professional development of graduate students working toward a Master’s or PhD degree in one of the affiliated Center departments by providing some funds to help offset the costs associated with giving a research presentation at a national or international conference or workshop.
Graduate students from all Center-affiliated departments (Biological Sciences, Communication Disorders, Philosophy and Psychology) are eligible to apply, with preference given to first-time applicants with demonstrated needs. To receive a travel award, the applicant must be the first author on the presentation and the applicant’s supervisor must be a faculty member affiliated with the Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior. Students are ineligible to apply if they’ve received a travel award from the Center within the past year.
Because the funds available to support graduate student travel are limited, it may not be possible to award all requests. In an effort to support as many students as possible in a given year, the maximum award amount will typically be $250. In some cases, less than $250 may be awarded and in exceptional circumstances more than $250 may be awarded.
Two conditions of acceptance of the award are (1) the recipient agrees to provide the Center with a copy of the presentation abstract (including presentation title and authors) and (2) the recipient will acknowledge the JP Scott Center for Neuroscience, Mind & Behavior in the presentation for which the travel award was granted.
Applicants should complete the Graduate Student Travel Request form and arrange for one Center faculty member to prepare a short letter of endorsement.
Both the completed Travel Request form (unsigned) and the Faculty letter of endorsement should be sent electronically to Dr. Sheryl Coombs (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ). If your Travel Request is approved by the Awards committee, you will receive notification in email. Once travel is completed, you will then need to give a signed copy of the Travel Request Form to Kathy Baltz in the Department of Psychology (Room 206).
Applications will be accepted at any time during the year and will be reviewed by the Center Awards Committee as they are received. Note that travel award requests must be submitted and approved prior to travel in order to receive the award and that the turn around time may vary depending on the time of year. During the summer in particular, please make sure to submit your travel award request well in advance.