Nu Rho Psi members are eligible for several awards/grants. 

Nu Rho Psi chapters and members are eligible for several awards/grants. The deadline for these 2020-21 Grants and Awards depends on the particular offering (see below). The winners will be recognized at the National Nu Rho Psi Meeting on during the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience –  October, 24-28, 2020 in Washington, DC.

1. Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grants for Summer 2020 and Academic Year 2020-2021  

The Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grants support high quality research projects conducted by undergraduate student members of Nu Rho Psi by defraying direct research costs and/or by providing direct student financial support. There is a single application deadline regardless of whether the research project will be completed during Summer 2020 or during the 2020-21 Academic Year.

NEW!!  Recipients of the 2020-2021 Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grants are eligible to receive up to $750 in non-competitive funding to present research conducted as part of the Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Grant at the 2021 Annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Upon receiving an undergraduate research grant, students will receive criteria and application information.

Undergraduate Research Grant Proposal Submission Deadline: Extended to 15 April 2020

Grant Solicitation and Application:    WORD    PDF

Cumulative Summary of Recipients of Nu Rho Psi Undergraduate Research Award

One of the above grants will specifically be recognized as the G. Andrew Mickley Undergraduate Research Grant.  Preference will be given to Behavioral Neuroscience projects that advances the body of knowledge regarding how the brain learns and remembers and is of sufficient scope that publication or wide dissemination of the results is likely. The funds to support this grant were graciously donated by Neuroscience Associates (https://www.neuroscienceassociates.com/) in honor of Prof. G. Andrew Mickley, who served as the founding Executive Director of Nu Rho Psi until 2016.

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2. Nu Rho Psi Chapter of the Year Award – 2020

The Nu Rho Psi Chapter of the Year Award recognizes the accomplishments of a Nu Rho Psi chapter for excellence in carrying out the mission of Nu Rho Psi on the local, regional and/or national level during the 2019-20 academic year. The award recipient will be recognized at the 2020 Nu Rho Psi National Meeting in Washington, DC. Profiles of the winning program will be featured on the Nu Rho Psi website and disseminated to the global neuroscience community as a means of sharing successful practices in fostering neuroscience research, professional development, neuroscience education, and community service.

Chapter of the Year Proposal Submission Deadline: Extended – September 1, 2020

Award Solicitation and Application:      WORD     PDF

Cumulative Summary of Nu Rho Psi COTY Recipients

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3. Outstanding Faculty and Outstanding Student Member of the Year Awards – 2020

Nu Rho Psi will recognize annually one Faculty and one Student Nu Rho Psi member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, service & advocacy, research, and/or other significant contributions in furthering the world’s understanding & education of neuroscience.

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year
Purpose: 
To recognize one Nu Rho Psi member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, service & advocacy, research, teaching and/or other significant contributions in furthering the understanding & education of neuroscience

  • Nominee is an active Nu Rho Psi member
    To search for current NRP members, see member database: HERE
  • Nominee has made significant contributions to Nu Rho Psi at either the local, regional, or national level (eg. Nu Rho Psi chapter advisor, active involvement in local Nu Rho Psi chapter, served as a regional/national Nu Rho Psi councilor or officer)
  • Nominee has made significant, unique, or innovative contributions to the field of neuroscience on either a local or national level.

Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Nomination Deadline: Extended – September 1, 2020  

Nomination Instructions and Form:    WORD    PDF

Cumulative Summary of Recipients of Nu Rho Psi MOTY

Outstanding Student Member of the Year
Purpose: 
To annually recognize one Nu Rho Psi member who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, service & advocacy, research, and/or other significant contributions in furthering the world’s understanding & education of neuroscience.

  • Actively contributed to Nu Rho Psi at the local or national level in the past year
  • Student nominee was enrolled in a degree seeking program during the 2018-2019 academic year, or are within 5 years of obtaining their degree.
  • To search for current NRP members, see member database: HERE
  • Awardee must have made significant contributions to furthering the mission of Nu Rho Psi during their undergraduate or graduate career

Outstanding Student Member of the Year Nomination Deadline: Extended – September 1, 2020  

Nomination Instructions and Form:    WORD    PDF

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4. Travel grants to present your research at the 2020 Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Meeting.

Are you presenting a paper at the 2020 Society for Neuroscience meeting in Washington DC? Nu Rho Psi members may apply for a Nu Rho Psi-sponsored travel award [administered by the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN)]. The awards are competitive but our members are given preference for these awards in that they compete only with other Nu Rho Psi members. The award offers aid for expenses associated with attending the Society for Neuroscience meeting for an undergraduate student who is presenting a poster at the main SfN meeting. All student travel award applications must have a faculty sponsor who is a dues-paying member of FUN.

CALL FOR APPLICATION: 2020 Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Travel Awards.
Applications for The Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience (FUN) Undergraduate Research Travel Awards to the 2020 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, DC

Undergraduate Research Travel Awards to the 2020 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, DC Cancelled

But please plan to attend our Nu Rho Psi Virtual Member Meeting and Social on October 22, 2020 from 6:30 to 7:45 (EST)
Chapter Advisors Should Check there Email for Detailed Information

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS MAY BE OBTAINED HERE  WHEN REVIEWS OPEN

Cumulative Summary of the Winners of Nu Rho Psi Travel Grants

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5. Nu Rho Psi Chapter Activity Grants for the 2020-21 Academic Year 

Nu Rho Psi Chapter Activity Grants support chapter activities promoting public awareness of the brain and/or service to the community. Chapters are encouraged to organize activities around a common theme, which will be announced each spring. …

2020-21 Theme: The Gut-Brain Connection

Visit the 2020-21 Annual Theme Resource Page: HERE

gut-brain-axis

2020-21 Chapter Activity Grant Proposal Submission Deadline: 1 October 2020

2020-21 Grant Solicitation and Application:      WORD    PDF

Cumulative summary of Nu Rho Psi Chapter Activity Grants

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Questions about Nu Rho Psi Grants or Awards?
Contact Prof. Michael Black:
seawater@gsu.edu