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).

Congratulations to the 2024 JoCN Travel Fellowship Awardees:

Memory mechanisms associated with serial dependency in visuomotor integration

Esaú Sirius, Federal University of ABC (UFABC), São Paulo, Brazil

Micro-consolidation occurs during implicit motor sequence learning, but is not influenced by exercise

Emily Brooks, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Predicting Response to McGurk Effect Based on Periodic and Aperiodic Prestimulus EEG Activity

Vinsea A V Singh, National Brain Research Centre, India

Task identity is widespread! Identical tasks in different lengths are decodable all over the brain on the first and last trials.

İpek Çiftçi, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey

JoCN Travel Fellows from previous years:


  • Christine A. Leonards, Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne, Parkville,Victoria, Australia
  • Zeguo Qiu, The University of Queensland
  • Veena Kander, Department of Neurophysiology, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Kenneth Oparaji, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (AE-FUNAI), Nigeria


  • Sophie Smit, Department of Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
  • Prerna Dash, Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies, Institute of Home Economics, University of Delhi  
  • Nursima Ünver, Psychology Department, Sabanci University, İstanbul, Türkiye
  • Eduardo Gonzalez-Alemany, Department of Cognitive and Social Neurosciences, Center for Neurosciences of Cuba, La Habana, Cuba

How to apply for the 2024 JoCN Travel Fellowship. - CLOSED-

Applicants must submit two items to

1) An abstract describing research similar to what they would most likely present at CNS 2024*;

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 2024, 2) confirmation that the abstract summarizes work that can reasonably be expected to be ready to submit at CNS 2024*; 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, 13-16 April 2024.


Application Deadline for 2024 JoCN Travel Fellowship: 15 August 2023. 

*The deadline is intended to allow sufficient time to obtain a visa to travel to the U.S. It is understood that, in the summer of 2023, 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.