Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (CAEN)
ISN CAEN pursues several initiatives intended to stimulate neurochemical research in economically deprived and developing countries.
Applications for financial support from the Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (ISN CAEN) are invited from independent investigators, particularly scientists in early stages of their careers (postdoctoral young investigators; Ph.D. students at the final stages of their studies may also be considered) , from countries with limited financial support for research in Neurochemistry (defined broadly as molecular and cellular neurobiology).
New - ISN "Career Interruption Re-entry Grant" - Category 1D
The ISN CAEN Career Interruption Re-entry Grant supports the return to an active research career of high quality researchers, working in the field of neurochemistry, who have experienced significant career interruptions as a result of childbirth, career responsibilities or a major illness.
The career interruption would generally be of the order of approximately 12 months or longer, although other timeframes of interruption will be considered (i.e. regular interruptions over a number of years).
Applicants need to demonstrate how the career interruption impacted upon their research (i.e. loss of funding, loss of position/lab members, significant decrease in productivity, etc).
The applicants must be ISN members or have been an ISN members before the career interruption and demonstrate an excellent track record in neurochemistry research, and that they were a productive and internationally competitive researcher prior to the career interruption.
The funds can be used for research supplies, and/or salary support for the researcher or a staff/student member of their group.
ISN CAEN “Return Home Grant” - Category 1C
Research supplies for the use of the applicant that is moving to a country with limited financial support for research in Neurochemistry after a postdoctoral fellowship in a developed country.
Awards will generally be up to 10’000.00 (USD). Read more about this initiative.
Deadlines for applications:
2013 - April 30, August 31, December 31
Application to be sent by email to:
For more information & to download the application forms see the ISN CAEN Guidelines