2024 Travel Awards

SONA is pleased to announce the availability of three travel awards ($650 each) to support trainee attendance at the 2024 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting, which will be held October 5-9 in Chicago, IL.


All undergraduate students, Master’s students, Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral researchers who:

  • submitted a first-author abstract to SfN 2024;
  • were enrolled in a program at a southern Ontario university at the time of submission of the SfN abstract;
  • attended the SONA 2024 meeting in Waterloo.

Submission Materials:

  • The abstract submitted to SfN 2024;
  • a current CV;
  • a one-page essay on how SfN attendance benefits the applicant’s career goals.

Send complete application package to Dr. Paul Mallet at by the deadline shown below.

Letter of Support

A confidential letter of support should be emailed directly to by the applicant’s research advisor by the deadline below; please ensure that the applicant's name is identified in the letter.


Applications are due by 5 pm on June 7, 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.


Applications will be reviewed by a committee. Successful applicants will be notified by email by end of June, 2024.


The Southern Ontario Neuroscience Association (SONA) is an official local chapter of the Society for Neuroscience