INA-18 Student Awards


INA-18 Support for Student and Post-Doc Travel 

For INA to continue as a society of active and engaged neurotoxicology researchers, it is important to bring students working towards advanced degrees and post-docs in neurotoxicology to the biannual meeting! A student symposium is a tradition of the INA meetings, and we are proud to continue it at the INA-18 meeting May 21st – 25th, 2023 in Durham, North Carolina, USA.



There are several different opportunities for Students and Post-docs to have their costs for attending the meeting supported. Please apply for these opportunities using the instructions below by March 31, 2023. Awardees will be notified April 7th, 2023.

The Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program at the US EPA has generously provided support for US Students and Post-docs, and INA anticipates supporting as many as 8 students through this mechanism.

INA also has support for International Students and Post-docs through Elsevier and other sponsors of the meeting.


David Ray Student Travel Award

The David Ray Student Symposium, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 3:45 – 5:00 pm is an additional opportunity for supported travel for students.

Dr. David Ray of Nottingham was a former INA president and teacher of many PhD students. David, who regrettably passed away in 2010, was an Englishman par excellence, an outstanding researcher in neurotoxicology, and a good friend to many of the INA members. His comments and questions were always sagacious and phrased using “British” humor. INA lost a valuable promoter of neurotoxicology much too early, and so to keep the memory of David Ray alive, INA established the David Ray Student Symposium.

To be considered for participation as a speaker in the David Ray Student Symposium, we encourage students to submit abstracts for this symposium by March 31, 2023. Abstracts will be reviewed by the INA-18 scientific committee and those selected to present will be notified by April 7, 2023. All students selected to participate in the David Ray Student Symposium will have their registration fees waived and will receive travel support (partial reimbursement of travel expenses, pro-rated based on estimated travel budget). Student presentations will be evaluated during the symposium, and the student judged to have the best presentation will be awarded the David Ray Student Travel Award and receive full compensation of their travel expenses.


Application Instructions

Who can apply?

All students currently working on their PhD, MD or VMD thesis in any area of neurotoxicology under the supervision of a full INA member and early post-docs who defended their PhD/MD thesis during the academic years 2021-2023 are eligible to apply.

Students and Post-docs with US citizenship are eligible for funding awards from the EPA’s The Chemical Safety for Sustainability Research Program. Applications are open to those studying in the United States or abroad.

What should be submitted?

  • An abstract formatted according to the sample below
  • The CV of the applicant
  • A letter of recommendation from the supervisor confirming that the applicant is a student or early-stage post-doc in academic good standing and that details the contributions of the student to the research described in the abstract.
  • A travel budget detailing estimated travel expenses

How are applications submitted?

Please specify which award you are applying for and email all materials (abstract, letter, budget) as PDFs to the Chair of the Scientific Planning Committee, Dr. Pamela Lein, at by March 31, 2023.


Abstract Example