ASSC Support to Early Career Researchers in Consciousness Research
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December 14 / 2023
- July 13 / 2026
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Ryota Kanai
Institution Araya, Inc.

The Association For The Scientific Study Of Consciousness (ASSC) is an academic society that promotes rigorous research and coordinates annual conferences directed toward understanding the nature, function, and underlying mechanisms of consciousness. ASSC includes members working in the fields of cognitive science, medicine, neuroscience, philosophy, and other relevant disciplines in the sciences and humanities.

The 27th annual ASSC conference, chaired by Ryota Kanai, CEO of Araya, will be held at the Ito International Research Center and Yasuda Auditorium on the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo. This conference provides an opportunity for the field to convene and discuss pressing issues, share insights and network each year. To increase access to the conference for early-career researchers — in particular those from underserved backgrounds and institutions and labs with limited funding — this project aims to provide support for conference registration and travel costs.

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