Research Awards

Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Travel Grant Awards

These travel grants are available each fall and spring to undergraduate Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology Program students. They are open to students who are presenting at a research conference on behalf of their research lab. These awards can be used for hotel accommodations, transportation, food and membership fees. These awards are typically given up to $1,000. The program office will email students each semester to give explicit details on the application deadline date. Students that are awarded travel grants will be informed of the reimbursement process.

Application Materials

Applications must be submitted on or prior to the deadline date. Students should apply for a travel grant during the semester in which their research conference is taking place. In the event of the Society for Neuroscience Conference taking place in Washington D.C, travel grants will be disbursed differently.

  • Research proposal that should include an abstract
  • Detailed budget
  • CV or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a PI

Applications can be emailed to Linda M. White.

Reimbursement Process

  • Funds for reimbursements will be given after the travel has taken place, not in advance.
  • Students should keep all credit card, cash, and itemized receipts. Students will not be reimbursed for alcohol.
  • Travel Grant Recipient Form

Application Deadline Date

  • Fall 2019: 4:00 p.m. September 27th
  • Spring 2020: 4:00 p.m. March 27th

David S. Olton Research Award

This memorial was established in 1994 in memory of David S. Olton, a former professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Johns Hopkins. This award is given annually, in the fall, to a graduating senior for undergraduate excellence. This award is open to undergraduate applicants from Behavioral Biology, Neuroscience, and Psychological and Brain Sciences.

Application Includes

  • Research proposal
  • Detailed budget
  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation from a PI

The letter of recommendation and all other materials should be emailed directly to Linda White by 4 p.m. October 25, 2019.

Additional Undergraduate Research Awards 

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences offers an incredible array of opportunities for student researchers. See all of the undergraduate research awards available on the Undergraduate Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity website.