The ISN CAEN pursues several initiatives intended to stimulate neurochemical research in economically deprived and developing countries.
CAEN provides funds towards travelling to another laboratory to develop new technical or conceptual expertise, purchasing research supplies, attending workshops/training courses/satellite meetings or organizing a workshop/small school.
Financial support from the CAEN schemes are typically given to scientists in the early stages of their careers (postdoctoral young investigators within 8 years of completing their PhD and Ph.D. students at the mid to final stages of their studies) who reside in countries with limited financial support for research in Neurochemistry (defined broadly as molecular and cellular neurobiology).
Over the last 12 months (August 2014 – August 2015) CAEN has funded 42 of the 69 grants it received, representing a 61% funding rate. The success rate across the different schemes ranged as 63% Cat 1A (17/27), 64% Cat1B (14/22), 71% Cat 1C (5/7) and 50% in Cat 2C (4/8). Geographically, CAEN has funded applicants from 11 different countries, the majority being from developing countries.



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1A: Visit by the applicant to another laboratory
1B: Research supplies for use in the applicant's home laboratory
1C: Return Home Grant
1D: Career Interruption, Re-entry, Grant
2A: Travel awards for individuals to scientific meetings of ISN Sister Societies
2B: Support for participation by individuals in scientific workshops/training courses/satellite meetings in developed or developing countries
2C: Support for the implementation of scientific/educational Workshops and small schools in a developing country



2017 - April 30, August 31, December 31

Applicants for CAEN funding MUST be active members of the ISN. Only CAEN awardees who have renewed their membership for the current year are eligible to receive the financial support.



Application to be sent by email to:

Caroline Rae, Australia (Chairperson)
Professor of Brain Sciences, UNSW
Neuroscience Research Australia
Barker St, Randwick, 2031 Australia
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ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2016/2017

ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2014/2015

ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2012/2013

ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2010/2011

ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2009/2008

ISN-CAEN Supported Activities 2006/2008