Student Funding

The Thomas Karger Award

The Thomas Karger Award in Evolutionary Neuroscience is in honor of Dr. Thomas Karger, who has been a generous supporter of the J. B. Johnston Club for 29 years.  It is awarded to a young investigator who, at the time of his or her application, is a candidate for the Ph.D., or is within a year of having received the Ph.D.  The award carries a monetary prize, as well as the opportunity for the awardee's work to be presented at the annual meeting of The J. B. Johnston Club for Evolutionary Neuroscience.  


Please consider applying if you are eligible and encourage young investigators you know to apply. The candidate should fill out an application and submit a 1000 word summary of his or her research and its significance as applicable to the goal of promoting evolutionary neuroscience, along with any publications that have resulted from the research. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Walt Wilczynski ( Applications for the Karger Award are due July 1, 2017.


Carneiro Travel Award

Luis Carneiro was a wonderful and valued supporter of the J.B. Johnston Club. For many years he coordinated the publishers’ book display and subsequent give-away to his fellow graduate students. In his honor the Luis Careiro Memorial Student Travel Award was established in 2002. This award is for a student from more than 200km (1234 miles) to attend the Karger Workshop and J.B. Johnston Club annual meeting. The award is for $1000 and includes free registration for both days. The application is available here.The deadline for application is July 1, 2017. Applications should be sent to the chair of or awards committee, Dr. Walt Wilczynski (


Grass Foundation Fellowships 

See the Grass Foundation website for application details.



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