The IBRO Research Fellowships, which include the John G Nicholls and Rita Levi-Montalcini Fellowships, support post-doctoral training to applicants under the age of 45 for up to one year abroad in good laboratories. The IBRO Research Fellowships were created in honor of John G. Nicholls, the founding director of the IBRO Visiting Lecture Team Programme (VLTP), and Rita Levi-Montalcini, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of the nerve growth factor.
- A letter of acceptance from the proposed supervisor (Host Scientist) indicating that he/she is willing to accept the candidate and agrees on the proposed project.
- A letter of reference from your present Supervisor.
- If available, evidence of an offer that the applicant will have a position to return to in his/her home country after the fellowship.
- Applicants from the US/Canada Region will not be considered.
Please note: The funds from IBRO Fellowships should not be spent on indirect costs (such as administrative costs of a research institution or university). Qualified candidates will not yet have begun working at the laboratory where they are applying for the research fellowship at the time the application is submitted. Applicants coming from the United States and Canada will not be considered; however, research fellowships at universities and research institutions within the US and Canada do have the possibility of being funded. This program does not allow for follow-on funding after the first year.
There is only one application to complete; the Fellowships Committee will select the winner of each named fellowship from among all the applicants of the IBRO Research Fellowships Program.