Open | 7 April – 7 May, 2024

Seize this opportunity to present your research, network with fellow scientists, attend sessions and events, and browse the exhibition hall at Neuroscience 2024, in Chicago, USA.

About the Program

International Society Member (ISM) slots, provided by Society for Neuroscience (SfN), offer international opportunities for scientists who are not members of SfN to submit abstracts to Neuroscience 2024, SfN’s annual meeting, and register at the SfN member rate. The overall aim of the program is to provide benefits to those with limited resources to join the meeting and encourage increased participation among under-resourced countries.

IBRO collaborates with its respective regional committees and global partners, such as the IBRO Latin America Regional Committee (IBRO-LARC) and FALAN for slots in Latin America and the Caribbean, the IBRO Asia Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC) and FAONS for slots in Asia-Pacific, and the IBRO Africa Regional Committee (IBRO-ARC) and SONA for slots in Africa, to raise awareness of and distribute this opportunity effectively.

Please note there are a limited number of codes available, which will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Application dates:
    7 April – 7 May, 2024

    Meeting dates and location:
    5-9 October, 2024

    McCormick Place Convention Center,
    Chicago, IL,
    United States of America

    Apply HERE

    Please note you will be re-directed to the IBRO Grants Portal.

    For any queries, please contact

    Who Can Apply?

    Master’s and PhD students as well as postdoctoral fellows from the Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America (including the Caribbean countries) regions are eligible to apply. Priority will be given to individuals in Category I, II, and III countries as defined by the World Bank.

    Applicants from Pan-Europe region should apply through the call for applications administered by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).

    If you are a current SfN member, you are NOT eligible to use an ISM abstract slot.


    Application Period:
    7 April – 7 May, 2024

    Award Notification:
    IBRO will assign ISM slots on a rolling basis every week during the application period. You will receive the slot ID number by email from, along with additional information on how to submit your abstract for SfN.

    Abstract Submission & Registration:
    Abstract submission will open on Tuesday, 23 April and close Tuesday, 7 May at 17:00 p.m. EDT
    ISM slot holders can register during Advance Registration for Non-Members, beginning Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 12:00 noon EDT.

    Neuroscience 2024 Dates:
    Saturday, 5 October – Wednesday, 9 October, 2024

      How to Apply?

      Please note you will be redirected to the IBRO Grants Portal.