Neuroscience Professional Development Award

Every Neuroscience major who completes an independent research project may apply for funding to present their work at the annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting. This international meeting represents the premier venue for neuroscience work and typically attracts more than 30,000 neuroscienctists each year.

For Centenary students, attending this meeting provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet the leaders in the field, network with potential mentors and their students, and interview with prospective employers.

In the words of Centenary students who have attended the meeting in the past:

“When I arrived at the SfN meeting, I realized the seemingly endless possibilities I could achieve with neuroscience. I think this experience would benefit future students by allowing them to see, first hand, the extensive field that is neuroscience and that there are hundreds of different career options.”
Tyler Smith (Class of 2010)
“Presenting on the main floor of the meeting alongside prominent neuroscientists was one of the best academic experiences at Centenary.”
Mark Moehle (Class of 2010, Currently a HHMI Med-Grad Fellow at the University of Alabama-Birmingham)
“…presenting my research at an international forum, has provided me with a spectacular experience that is not often available to undergraduate neuroscience students.”
Deana Apple (Class of 2009, currently pursuing a Ph.D at the University of Texas Health Science Center)
“Attending the SFN meeting gave me a taste of the dynamics of an international neuroscience meeting. It was incredibly interesting to talk to neuroscientists and graduate students about their research.”
Brad Kraemer (Class of 2008, currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University)

Recent posters by Centenary Neuroscience students from the 2008-10 SfN meetings in Washington, Chicago and San Diego.

Established in the Spring of 2008, the Neuroscience Professional Development Awards Endowed Fund provides travel awards to help offset the costs associated with attending the SfN meeting.

Contributions to this fund are exclusively used to support neuroscience student travel.

If you would like to support the Neuroscience Professional Development Award, please contact us at 318-869-5103.

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