JBC Brain Science Travel Grants

The Jerusalem Brain Community (JBC), provides partial support for students, to present a lecture or poster, during conferences, workshops or courses abroad.

Grant Terms:

  1. Must be a student or post-doctoral fellow from a lab of a JBC Member.

  2. ​Participation in a course/workshop must be relevant to the student's field of studies; participation in a conference must require the student to present his/her work – either as a lecture or a poster.

  3. Travel Grants, will only be awarded for attendance at a conference/workshop for up to 6 months from the day of receiving the scholarship.

  4. ELSC Students may apply, only if, they were not awarded an ELSC Travel Grant during the current academic year.​​​​​​​

Amount of Grant:   $1000

Payment will be made in one of the following ways: 

a) Directly to the travel agency for purchasing the ticket, as long as the ticket has been ordered by either​“Ophir Tours” or “Diesenhaus”. 

b) As reimbursement of purchasing the ticket independently, or alternatively, as reimbursement for accommodations or registration fees – as long as original invoices and receipts will be submitted. 

 Submission Dates:

  • Candidates may apply for a travel grant, only once, per academic year.
  • Requests will be reviewed by an academic committee of JBC members nominated on an annual basis.

Submission Requirements:

​Please upload the following documents to the 'Documents Upload' folder according to the instructions: 

  • JBC Application Form (Online Application Form) 
  • Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Letter by the applicant explaining the significance of his/her participation
  • Summary of the Project (2 pages). 
  • Abstract of the work that will be presented
  • List of Publications. 
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (typed in English). One letter should be from either the PhD advisor or the post-doctoral host with the student's academic achievements, as well as, the importance of his/her participation in the specific course/workshop/conference. The Letters should be sent bye the referee acourding to this mechanism. 

  • Travel Approval Form – please fill in sections 1, 2 and 4 only. 

  • Conference registration and payment confirmations (up to 4 documents).


Consideration will be given only to complete applications.

Applications may be submitted all year round, awards will be given four times a year:

  • March 19, 2017
  • June 15, 2017
  • August 
  • November