Travel Scholarships and Mentoring


APS offers the following ways to reduce the cost of  attending the APS Annual Meeting. Please note many of these scholarships, travel programs and opportunities for mentoring require an accepted abstract submission.  Deadlines for these programs vary, please see the APS Awards page for details

APS Young Scholar Scholarship
APS Scholar Awards are presented to outstanding abstract submissions where the first author of an accepted abstract is either a student, resident, or fellow.

Travel Award for MacLean Scholars
The MacLean Scholar awards were created to enable neuroscience trainees to attend the APS Annual Meeting and interact with the recipient of the Paul D. MacLean Award.

Cousins Center Global Outreach Award
Cousins’ Center Global Outreach Award Program is intended to assist with travel expenses of one applicant residing in a developing nation with the highest abstract score.

Young Investigator Colloquium
The APS Young Investigator Colloquium (YIC) matches the expertise of senior APS members with postgraduate trainees to support their research ideas and contribute to their academic success through mentoring and guidance.  YIC participants receive a stipend and complimentary registration to the APS Annual Meeting. 

APS Diversity Initiative Awards
APS Diversity Initiative awards present a special opportunity for minority students, fellows, interns, residents or post-docs to receive mentoring from senior members of APS with similar experiences.  Diversity Initiative Award recipients receive a stipend and complimentary registration to the APS Annual Meeting.

APS MD Travel Awards
APS MD Travel Awards program pairs senior clinicians with MD trainees (students through junior faculty) to discuss career goals.  MD trainees with a research focus should apply to the Young Investigator Colloquium. Recipients receive complimentary registration to the APS Annual Meeting.