The NSSA supports travel and/or registration fees (including for virtual conferences!) for students and postdocs to attend conferences at which they will present their neutron-related research. There are two calls per year for applications.
The typical amount of support is $500 to $800, depending on number of successful applicants. The support is awarded pending review by NSSA executive committee members.
Please read the information below before going to the submission page.
October 31: deadline for conference during January 1 – June 30
April 30: deadline for conference during July 1 – December 31
Please note: Only complete applications will be reviewed.
Application evaluation feedback is not provided, and all decisions are final.
Travel funding is paid on a reimbursement basis, and receipts are required.
Applicant’s CV (max 2 pages)
Abstract to be presented at conference
Applicant’s statement (max 300 words: explain importance of attending this conference and anticipated benefits (i.e. meet potential postdoc advisers, promote an exciting new finding, network with the community) .
Budget justification for the amount of support requested.
Letter of support from advisor confirming that the remaining of the expenses will be covered by other funding sources.
There are two calls per year:
October 31 deadline for conference during January 1 – June 30
April 30 deadline for conference during July 1 – December 31
Notification of awards by ~November 15 and May 15 to allow awardees to plan their travel
The applications will be reviewed based on the merit of the scientific contribution to be presented, as well as the anticipated value of the applicant to attend the conference (e.g. networking opportunities for late stage graduate students/postdocs)
Please submit your application here.