Society for Neuroscience
The Society for Neuroscience is committed to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system by creating venues for sharing discoveries, providing professional development for neuroscientists, promoting public education and general education in neuroscience research, and informing legislators and other policymakers about new developments.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) was founded in 1969 with 500 members and held its first annual meeting in Washington, DC, in 1971, with nearly 1,400 attendees. It began publishing The Journal of Neuroscience 10 years later. Today, SfN has nearly 42,000 members and attracts approximately 30,000 neuroscientists from around the world to its annual meeting.
SfN has more than 150 local chapters around the world, including 47 U.S. states and dozens of countries worldwide. Chapters serve SfN’s mission by advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system among the neuroscience community and the general public.
The Delaware Chapter of SfN advances the SfN mission by:
- Helping neuroscientists and other interested researchers broaden their knowledge by hosting scientific lectures, poster sessions, and workshops.
- Foster networking for students, academics, researchres, and other professionals to exchange information about neuroscience research, education and career opportunities.
- Provide opportunities for neuroscientists to educate and inform the public about the importance of neuroscience through outreach activities such as Brain Awareness Week and the Brain Bee.
- Chapter Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Awards
Financial support is available for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows presenting abstracts at the SfN's annual meeting, who are nominated by the Delaware SfN chapter.