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Student Support

 

Membership Forms

In order to access any of the support systems and internal funding opportunities provided by the Centre, you must be a STUDENT MEMBER. While general enquiries are welcome, no substantial assistance can be provided to non-Members, due to the Centre's obligation to manage its resources effectively for official stakeholders.

Membership is easily attained through the completion of the CNS Membership Form.

Except for Life Members, all forms of Membership are "active", meaning members need to renew their membership every year.

 

 

Scientific-Exchange Funding, $1-$2500 per annum

Limited funds are available from the CNS to promote scientific exchange visits, between Flinders-based research students and external researchers / organisations. These funds are intended to assist CNS students in one or more of the following ways:
▪ developing collaborations with new research teams,
▪ investigating new techniques and alternative practices,
▪ increasing competitiveness for future grant and employment opportunities.

Applicants need to complete the application form below and forward to the CNS Secretary. There is no closing deadline for applications, they can be submitted at any time during the year and will be considered by the sitting CNS Executive Committee at the time.

 

 

Conference Support, variable $ per annum

The annual Australasian Neuroscience Society meeting is attended by a large proportion of CNS Members, and as such, money is put aside each year to help students with the financial cost of registering and traveling to, this national conference. Each year the amount of ANS student support is set by the CNS Executive Committee. The amount offered to each student, depends on the location of the meeting that year, eg. an interstate venue will mean students need to pay for airfares and accommodation, whereas a local conference means students will only need support for registration costs.

This year the ANS Meeting is in Hobart, Tasmania. The CNS Executive Committee has allocated $500 per student, for those CNS Student Members presenting either an oral or a poster at the meeting. No support is offered to students who are not presenting.

If you have any questions about the ANS support for CNS Student Members, please contact the CNS Secretary.

Student support for other conferences, events and workshops can also be applied for. The meetings can be national or international, but must be related to the student's field of research. To apply for this support, students complete the Scientific Exchange Application. As per the normal guidelines for the scientific exchanges, there is no closing deadline for applications, they can be submitted at any time during the year and will be considered by the sitting CNS Executive Committee at the time.

 

 

Publication Support, $100-$1000 per annum

CNS Student Members can apply for financial support to help cover the costs of publishing their peer reviewed work in an officially recognised scientific journal. Between $100-$1000 can be applied for, per application. Applicants need to complete the application form below and forward to the CNS Secretary. There is no closing deadline for applications, they can be submitted at any time during the year and will be considered by the sitting CNS Executive Committee at the time.

 

 

CNS Small Grants, $6000

Four small grants (to the value of $6000 each) will be awarded to CNS Members in 2017. The grants are intended to assist laboratory output and can be used for:
▪ Preliminary “fishing” experiments e.g. RNA & DNA arrays, deep sequencing, MALDI, that can form the basis of a new project.
▪ To finalize experiments required to bring ongoing work to publication level.
▪ To conduct additional experiments in response to a reviewer’s comments.
▪ To prepare preliminary data for further grant applications.
▪ To establish or test a new method.

Applicants complete the form and return to the CNS Secretary by the deadline. Applications are then judged by the Small Grants Review Committee, which is made up of Executive and senior Full Members (minus any members with conflicts-of-interest). The information sheet and the application form are merged into one document:

Please do not adjust the margins or the font format of the application form. The information sheet does not need to be returned with the completed application.

 
 
CNS Collaborators Day

In a bid to encourage collaborations and increase awareness of the research being conducted in our local area, and in the national neuroscience arena, the Centre hosts a full day of presentations and posters, called Collaborators Day. This day, usually held in late September each year, is open to all neuroscience researchers and students in Adelaide. Local and interstate speakers present their latest research findings and techniques, while students present their posters and network with their peers. This chance to connect with current collaborators and discover potential collaboration opportunities, is provided free to all Members of the CNS.

 

 

CNS Publication Prize, $1500
In a bid to encourage research publication output, the Centre annually awards a $1500 Publication Prize and a $500 Runner-Up Publication Prize. The $1500 Publication Prize is awarded to the ‘best’ paper published by a CNS Member (defined by the paper with the highest impact factor). The $500 Runner-Up Publication Prize is awarded to the ‘second best’ paper published by a CNS Member (defined by the paper with the second highest impact factor). Both the prizes have criteria relating to membership and publication times (see the above links for full details) and are awarded at the Annual General Meeting.

 

 


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