Neuroscience Early Stage Scientist Training Program

Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Funding Opportunities*

The NESSTP program offers competitive travel awards for University of Chicago undergraduates in the neuroscience fields to attend scientific conferences, short courses, and professional development workshops. Examples include Society for Neuroscience, Gordon Research Conferences, American Society for Neurochemistry, SACNAS or ABRCMS conferences, or courses at MBL or Cold Spring Harbor.  To apply, please complete your travel application and submit at least 4 weeks before the conference registration deadline to nesstp@lists.uchicago.edu.

There is no deadline for this program; applications will be considered at any time, but travel awards are limited.  Please list the cost of the conference or course registration fee on your application along with the link to the registration website. Provide an estimated budget for the total cost of the conference or course. If other funding is available, please list. Registration and airfare will be paid directly, other costs will be reimbursed.  *While under the COVID-19 travel ban, awards will be for registration for virtual conferences and courses only.

NESSTP Undergraduate Student Travel/Course Application

Note: The University of Chicago NESSTP follows the eligibility guidelines that are set by NIH.

Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities*

The NESSTP program offers competitive travel awards for University of Chicago graduate students and postdocs in the neuroscience fields to attend scientific conferences, short courses, and professional development workshops. Examples include Society for Neuroscience, Gordon Research Conferences, American Society for Neurochemistry, SACNAS or ABRCMS conferences, or courses at MBL or Cold Spring Harbor.  To apply, please complete your travel application and submit at least 4 weeks before the conference registration deadline to nesstp@lists.uchicago.edu.

To be eligible to receive funds to attend a meeting, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows must be presenting at the meeting.  There is no deadline for this program; applications will be considered at any time, but travel awards are limited.  Please list the cost of the conference or course registration fee on your application along with the link to the registration website. Provide an estimated budget for the total cost of the conference or course. If other funding is available, please list.  Registration and airfare will be paid directly, other costs will be reimbursed.  *While under the COVID-19 travel ban, awards will be for registration for virtual conferences and courses only.

NESSTP Graduate Student Travel/Course Application

NESSTP Postdoctoral Travel/Course Application

Note: The University of Chicago NESSTP follows the eligibility guidelines that are set by NIH.