Information for Students

Student Travel Awards

Sponsorship and encouragement of student participation in the annual Australasian Neuroscience Society (ANS) meetings was made a priority of the society as early as the 1982 Annual General Meeting. Student Travel Awards come in the form of a partial financial contribution towards the airfare costs for those students attending the Australasian Neuroscience Societies' (ANS) Annual Scientific Meeting. This is to enable as many eligible and worthy student members to attend the ANS annual meeting as possible.

The awards have been sponsored by ANS, industry, and supporting Universities. The ANS Council determines the amount of funding available for student travel awards annually and the size of the individual awards, which may vary from year to year. All eligible applicants will receive a travel award with the number of successful applicants therefore dictating the size of awards, which are scaled according to the distance to the Meeting location.

To be eligible to apply for a Student Travel Award, you must be an ANS Student Member. If you are not currently a Student Member and would like to become one, please click here to register for membership.

Applications for a Student Travel Award are to be made through the Abstract Submission process, which will open in June 2018. The applicant must submit an abstract (in which they are listed as the first author) and also register for the conference and pay the respective registration fee if they are to be considered for a Student Travel Award.

Applicants will also need to be able to provide proof of current student status. Full-time or part-time PhD or MSc students may apply, however Honours students are not eligible to apply for travel awards. Overseas student members are eligible to apply for a Travel Award, but their reimbursement will be no greater that that received by any Australian or New Zealand student.


Please click here to view the policy and guidelines for the awards.


For any questions regarding the Student Travel Awards, please contact:

Rachelle Balez 
ANS Student Body Chair
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