The WCBR Travel Fellowship program has been an active component of the conference for the past 20 years. The intent of the Fellowship program is to foster the attendance of young neuroscientists at the beginning stages of their careers. There are two fellowship options for 2019:  traditional Panel Travel Fellows and Poster Travel Fellows.

More information about eligibility will be provided in the summer of 2018.

Application Procedure
Applications for all Travel Fellowships consist of the following components:

  1. The applicant’s NIH-style Biosketch (Please follow current formatting guidelines, e.g. including a link to an online listing of all publications and brief summaries of research highlights to date.)
  2. An abstract for the entire session in which the applicant is participating (for Panel Travel Fellows ONLY).
  3. An abstract for the applicant’s presentation (specific panel presentation OR poster presentation).
  4. A letter of reference in support of the applicant.

NOTE:  WCBR especially encourages applications from women and members of other demographic groups currently underrepresented in the research workforce, such as racial/ethnic groups, persons with disabilities, and U.S. military veterans.

Travel Fellowship Nominations
For traditional Panel Travel Fellows, session organizers are encouraged to include junior investigators in their sessions. Junior investigators eligible for Panel Travel Fellowships are those who are less than ten years beyond an advanced degree. Session organizers are also encouraged to include individuals from demographic groups currently underrepresented in the research workforce.

For new Poster Travel Fellows, all attendees and meeting supporters are encouraged to identify up-and-coming young investigators who are less than five years beyond an advanced degree, and to support their applications for the Poster Travel Fellowships.