Funding opportunities & sponsorship 




Options for companies and organisations to sponsor students attending Education Programme events:

Liaise with your target audience. The Human Brain Project Education Programme Office sponsorship opportunities position you and your organisation as industry leader and provide the possibility to connect with leading scientists and young investigators.


With your sponsorship, you can support students and young researchers and help us improve our educational programme.

1) World Wide Web
Sponsor's name and logo on event website, link to sponsor's website
€ 500
2) Advertisement in final event programme
½ page, A5, 4 colours
¼ page, A5, 4 colours
Sponsor's name and logo

€ 750
€ 500
€ 300
3) Inserts for event material folders
Company folders
Company USB sticks 
Company pens 

€ 500
€ 350
€ 200
4) Exhibition space
Adjacent to lecture hall/conference rooms, coffee area, registration area
Wi-Fi and electricity included, chairs and tables upon request
€ 1,500


With your contribution, we are able to offer:

  • Social events: Students are not only hungry for knowledge – sometimes they also have to eat and drink. Help them strengthen their mind and body by sponsoring coffee breaks, lunch or dinner, or socialising events, such as welcome receptions or farewell evenings.
  • Student prizes: Outstanding achievements by young researchers should be honoured. Award a prize for best poster or best abstract or best project/group work.
  • Travel grants: Enable selected participants to attend our events by sponsoring travel grants to cover their expenses.


Your sponsorship package will be individually compiled including some or all of the items above. Please feel free to contact us for individual offers for your company.





Options for students & young researchers to find sponsorship:

Sponsor Type of Sponsor Sponsored event Event organisers Link to event page Link to sponsor webpage


Travel grants

Brain conferences

FENS and the Brain Prize
IBRO Travel grants SfN SfN

The German
Society –
Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (NWG)

Travel grants FENS FENS
Hellenic Society for Neuroscience Travel grants FENS FENS
Belgian Society for Neuroscience Travel grants FENS FENS
French Neuroscience Society Travel grants FENS FENS
Spanish Society for Neuroscience Travel grants FENS FENS

British Neuroscience Association Travels grants FENS FENS
Italian Society for Neuroscience Travel grants FENS FENS
Austrian Neuroscience Association Travel grants FENS FENS
Polish Neuroscience Society Travel grants FENS FENS
Neuroscience Ireland Travel grants FENS FENS
FENS Travel grants SfN SfN



Funder Description Link to more information

University College London (UCL)

Conference and Research Funds


Travel grants for conferences

FNRS Freedom of Research

Reimbursement for travel costs, option to share
expenses for co-organised events
Charles Koch Foundation Travel grants and Graduate Research Support
eLife Support for early-career researchers and travel grant programme
Bio-techne Travel grants
The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) International training grant
Central European Initiative (CEI) Funds for the organisation of seminars,
conferences, workshops, and training courses, and offers travel awards for young investigators to attend
European Science Foundation Research grants
Scientific Research Fund (FNRS) Research funds in multiple areas
Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation Research funds in multiple areas
Swiss National Science Foundation Research funds in mutliple areas
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Research funding for bioscience
Sparrho early career researcher prize Funds to share research at a conference
Royal Society of Chemistry International Exchanges Award, Yusuf and Farida Hamied Foundation International Exchanges Award International exchanges
Cancer research UK
Student Travel Award
Conference participation for PhD students based in UK
Cancer research UK
Research Travel Award
Various funding opportunities for early- and mid-career researchers
Hellobio Travel Awards Travel awards
The Boeringer Ingelheim Fonds awards Travel grants
Winston Churchill Memorial Trust - Churchill Fellowships Fellowship
Tebu-bio innovative lab services & reagents Travel grants
British society for Cell Biology Honor Fell travel awards
ifebit Travel grants
Open bioinformatics foundation Travel fellowships
EMBO Short term fellowships
Lundbeck Foundation Research grants
Simons Foundation Fund Grants for scientific visits, conference visits and deserving activities
IBRO International Travel Grants 2020 Travel grants
Royal Society of Biology Travel grants
R&D Systems - bio techne Travel grants

Fellowships & project grants

European Research Council Career starting grants
Swiss National Science Foundation Range of research funding schemes
EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

 European & global fellowships
European Molecular Biology Conference (EMBC) Financial award for young investigators
IFS - International Foundation for Science Research grants, next application expected towards the end of 2020.
Utrecht Network Young researchers grant
Scientific Independence of young researchers funded by
Ministero dell' Instruzione,
dell' Università e della Richerca 
Support for young researchers
Human Frontier Science Program Research grants
Volkswagen Foundation Diverse grants
German Academic Exchange Service Exchange service
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft Funding opportunities in general and for young researchers 

General research funds:

Support for early-career researchers:

Fraunhofer Institut Individual doctoral projects at Fraunhofer Institutes
Helmholtz Association Research and Graduate Schools

PhD candidates:

ERCIM European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics  Fellowships
Leibnitz Association Graduate school

Stifterverband Fellowship programme
Rudolf Geissendörfer Stiftung Research supportßendörferstiftung
Rolf W. Günther Stiftung für Radiologische Wissenschaften Travel grants
Kind-Philipp-Stiftung für pädiatrisch-onkologische Forschung Scholarships
Stiftung zur Förderung junger Neurowissenschaftler Support for early-career researchers
Peter und Traudl Engelhorn Stiftung zur Förderung der Lebenswissenschaften Scholarships
Fritz Thyssen Stiftung Project Funding

Sapere Aude: DFF-Starting Grant

Starting grants

The Branco Weiss Fellowships - Society in Science Fellowships
Leopoldina Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften
Leopoldina Postdoc Scholarship
Postdoc Fellowship
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Fondation Fyssen Research grants
Gemeinschaft für studentischen Austausch in Mittel- und Osteuropa Student exchanges in Middle and Eastern Europe
German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development Young scientist programme
Human Frontier Science Program Postdoctoral fellowships
Minerva Stiftung Fellowship programme and research grants
The Wingate Foundation Medical research travel grants
Lundbeck Foundation Lundbeck foundation awards and postdoctoral fellowships
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Fellowships
Research grants


Research grants:

International Society for Biocuration Fellowships
Guarantors of Brain Fellwoships
Galton Institute Grants and awards




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