The Society for Neuroscience offers a variety of awards to members of the neuroscience community to attend its conferences. The assistance helps in fostering diversity by bringing new, fresh ideas and perspectives to its meetings.
Society for Neuroscience
Part of SfN's mission is to bring together neuroscientists of "diverse backgrounds" and "at all stages of their careers." Toward that goal, SfN offers travel awards to help potential attendees pay their way to its annual meeting and other events. SfN grants about 70 awards each year worth more than $100,000 total, assisting students, postdoctoral fellows, international delegates, and even science-journalism students to gain valuable face-to-face interaction with the neuroscience community.