Information for Students

Images of Neuroscience Student Photography Competition



Back for its second year, the "Images of Neuroscience" competition challenges entrants to capture what neuroscience means to them, through the lens of a camera or microscope. The Competition is open to Undergraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD enrolled students that are members of the Australasian Neuroscience Society.

Entries are now open and will close Sunday, 23 September 2018. Click here to submit your entries.


Conditions of Entry

  • Entrants must be current members of the Australasian Neuroscience Society to be eligible to enter.
  • This is a photographic competition. No video or film works can be entered.
  • A work may comprise of more than one image.
  • Non-compliant and inappropriate images will be excluded from the competition.
  • There is a limit of two (2) entries per entrant.
  • All entries must be original, that is, the entrant’s own work.

Click here for the full Terms and Conditions.

Entries selected for the finalists’ exhibition will be displayed at the during the ANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Brisbane. Shortlisted entrants will need to be able to produce a student ID in order to proceed into the finals.

 First Prize:  $500.00
 Second Prize:  $350.00
 Third Prize:  $150.00
 People's Choice:  TBC

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at our Images of Neuroscience ceremony, at the ANS Annual Scientific Meeting.


Early Career Researcher Mixer Event 

Date: Tuesday, 4 December 2018
Time: 7.30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: Included in all ANS Student Registrations ($15 per ticket for other registrants).
Location: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Exhibition Room, Great Hall 3+4 (Level 2)

Expand your career network and employment opportunities by meeting researchers from multiple neuroscience fields and career stages. Canapes will be provided.


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. The applicant must register for the conference and pay the respective registration fee, then submit an abstract (in which they are listed as the first author) if they are to be considered for a Student Travel Award. Click here to register for the conference.

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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