The ISN Committee for Aid and Education in Neurochemistry (CAEN) offers a range of financial support to scientists from countries with limited financial support who are performing research in Neurochemistry (defined broadly as molecular and cellular neurobiology). Unless otherwise stated, applications for CAEN awards will only be accepted from citizens of eligible countries.

Early stage career researchers and Ph.D. students at the final stages of their studies are eligible for a number of the CAEN schemes. Early stage career researchers are typically viewed as scientists who are within 8 years of completing their PhD. Concerning this rule, special consideration will be provided to scientists who have taken a career break or have similar extenuating circumstances.

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APPLICATION DEADLINES
There are three application deadlines per year:
April 30, August 31 and 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.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Before preparing an application for CAEN support, please verify that you are eligible to apply for CAEN support. This may have changed since your last CAEN application. Eligibility is now transparently based on rankings provided annually by the World Bank and includes countries with World Bank lending status which are classified as “upper middle income” or below. A list of countries from which applications will NOT be accepted is to be found HERE.

To reflect changing circumstances ISN Council will review eligibility annually, based on updates to the World Bank listings. Countries which feel their circumstances are exceptional may make a case for inclusion to ISN Council. 

• Applications MUST be from individuals and not organisations
• Activities for which support is requested should be undertaken in the 4 months immediately following the relevant deadlines
• To be eligible for funding in Category 2, meetings must not have commenced until 2 months after a CAEN committee deadline
• Applicants for CAEN funding MUST be active members of the ISN.
Previous CAEN awardees must ensure that they have submitted their final report or they will be ineligible to apply for future CAEN grants

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OTHER ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR CAEN SCHEMES:
IN ORDER TO ASSURE A FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF CAEN 'S RESOURCES, APPLICANTS MAY ONLY APPLY FOR 1 (ONE) OF THE ABOVE TWO CATEGORIES OF AWARDS EVERY 3 (THREE) YEARS. FOR EXAMPLE: AN APPLICANT COULD ASK FOR RESEARCH MONEY (CATEGORIES 1A, 1B, 1C OR 1D) IN YEAR 1 AND THEN CONFERENCE MONEY (CATEGORIES 2A, 2B OR 2C) IN YEAR 3. THIS WOULD MEAN THAT THE APPLICANT COULD NOT ASK FOR RESEARCH MONEY AGAIN UNTIL YEAR 4 (FOUR) AND FOR CONFERENCE MONEY UNTIL YEAR 6 (SIX).

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 The following activities are currently eligible for support:

CATEGORY 1: RESEARCH

1A. Visit by the Applicant to Another Laboratory
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1B. Research Supplies for use in the Applicant's home Laboratory
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1C: Return Home Grant
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1D: Career Interruption, Re-entry, Grant
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CATEGORY 2: ATTENDING OR HOLDING SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

2A: Travel awards for individuals to scientific meetings of ISN Sister Societies
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2B: Support for participation by individuals in scientific workshops/training courses/satellite meetings in developed or developing countries
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2C: Support for the implementation of scientific/educational Workshops and small schools in a developing country
click here for the Guidelines & Application form

 

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SUBMISSIONS OF APPLICATIONS:

Application and ISN membership forms should be directed to the Chair of CAEN:

Alessandro Prinetti
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine
The Medical School, University of Milano
LITA Segrate
Via Fratelli Cervi 93
20090 Segrate (Milano), Italy
phone +39-02-50330376/380
fax +39-02-50330365
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