March 25–28, 2023

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Travel Fellowships

The annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society typically enjoys robust attendance from individuals from institutions based in the US and Canada, Europe, and Northeast Asia. To help promote geographic diversity in our science, the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience has teamed up with CNS to create the JoCN Travel Fellowship, which provides a travel stipend of $3000, plus waived conference registration and waived poster submission fee, to one trainee from each of four regions that have been underrepresented at the CNS conference: Oceania and Southeast Asia; South Asia; Africa and West Asia; and Western Hemisphere (minus US and Canada).

How to apply for the 2023 JoCN Travel Fellowship.

Applicants must submit two items to

1) An abstract describing research similar to what they would most likely present at CNS 2023*;

2)  A brief letter from the applicant’s primary research mentor. This letter should not exceed 300 words in length, and should include 1) a statement confirming that without this fellowship the applicant would be unable to travel to CNS 2023, 2) confirmation that the abstract summarizes work that can reasonably be expected to be ready to submit at CNS 2023*; and 3) a summary of how this opportunity would help advance the applicant’s scientific aspirations.

By applying, applicants confirm their intent to attend the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, 25-28 March 2023.

Application Deadline for 2023 JoCN Travel Fellowship: 15 August 2022.

*In 2022, three of the four JoCN Travel Fellows were unable to attend the conference due to pandemic-related backlogs at many U.S. consulates. Therefore, for 2023, awardees will be selected further in advance of the conference date, to allow more time to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. It is understood that, in the summer of 2022, applicants may not have collected as much data as would typically be expected for a conference abstract submission. The primary criteria for evaluation will be the inherent interest of the research question and the methods used to test it.

JoCN Travel Fellows from previous years:


Southeast Asia & Oceania

“Feeling touch and seeing someone touched can recruit overlapping neural representations: evidence from multivariate decoding of EEG data”

Sophie Smit, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

South Asia

“Effect of Agenesis and damage of Corpus Callosum on Visual Memory”

Prerna Dash, Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi  

Africa & West Asia

“The effects of divided attention on long-term memory retrieval”

Nursima Ünver, Psychology Department, Sabanci University, İstanbul, Türkiye

Western Hemisphere (excluding US and Canada)

“High-performance athletes in combat sports: understanding the neural bases of aggression”

Eduardo Gonzalez-Alemany, Department of Cognitive and Social Neurosciences, Center for Neurosciences of Cuba, La Habana, Cuba


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