SfN Travel Awards

Welcome to SfN Travel Awards page

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency, the national SfN organization is not holding any in-person events or conferences. As a result, the SfN North Central Florida Chapter is not offering any Travel Awards until further notice.

SfN North Central Florida Chapter does anticipate that we will offer Travel Awards in the future. Please see below for more information about Travel Awards eligibility and applications.

Who can normally apply for SfN Travel Awards?

Applications are normally open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral trainees presenting at an upcoming SfN conference.

Must I be a member of the North Central Florida Chapter to apply? 

Yes. Only paid members of the SfN North Central Florida Chapter will be considered for Travel Awards.

All membership annual dues must be renewed by September 1 to be eligible for an SFN travel award.  Annual dues are as follows:

  • $25 for faculty
  • $10 for all graduate students, postdocs, and staff
  • $5 for undergraduates participating in Brain Awareness Week or free for undergraduates who participated in last year’s Brain Awareness Week outreach
  • Free for all first year GPBS graduate students

To pay dues by cash, check, Paypal, or Venmo, please contact Treasurer, Becca Polk at r.polk@ufl.edu.

Are there any other application requirements?

Yes. Applicants are generally required to (1) provide proof of abstract acceptance by SfN; (2) be listed as first author of that abstract; and (3) submit a half-page statement on involvement with SfN. Application requirements may vary from year to year.

How much is distributed in Travel Awards?

Generally, $200 per awardee but award amounts can vary from year to year.

How are awardees selected?

Awardees are chosen based on the scientific merit of the abstract, evidence of outreach activities, and academic credentials. The nominee may not be a recipient of another SfN travel award in the same year. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For any other questions, please contact nflsfnchapter@gmail.com