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    Applications open for IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships

    2016 Science of Learning Fellows and Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope, Director of IBE-UNESCO (2nd from left), at IBE-UNESCO headquarters, in Geneva, Switzerland.


    The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) has continued its partnership with the International Bureau of Education (IBE) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to offer a set of 3 new fellowships in 2017, The IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships. This is part of the IBRO Science of Learning Initiative that aims to support and translate key neuroscience research on learning and the brain to educators, policymakers and governments.

    Applications will be considered from Senior Scientists and Mid-Career Scientists with at least 10 years of experience practicing in the field of neuroscience, preferably in the science of learning. IBRO and IBE–UNESCO will consider researchers from all regions of the world.

    The fellows will be hosted at IBE–UNESCO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, so they can learn about policymaking in an international context, as well as receive support with policy vocabulary and messages. A separate contract with each fellow will be signed by the fellow and IBE–UNESCO to cover the duration of their IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowship.

    Watch interviews with the 2016 Fellows: Brain Research, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century

    Location: IBE-UNESCO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland

    Length of stay: 1 October – 31 December 2017

    Amount: 20,000 Euros per Fellow

    IBRO and IBE–UNESCO cannot arrange accommodation, visas, insurance, travel or other related logistics. This will be the responsibility of the fellow to organize. Each fellow will be provided with his/her own office, including a computer, desk and internet access.

    Application requirements:

         - Eligibility: Senior/Mid-Career Scientists with 10 years of experience in neuroscience,
            preferably in the science of learning (no postdocs or recent PhDs)

         - Project proposal (1-2 pages)

             Please note the proposal should comment on how the project may translate key neuroscience research
             on learning and the brain to educators, policymakers and governments.

         - Two letters of reference are required.

         - Current CV

    Application Deadline: 22 May 2017, Midnight CET.

    Apply here.