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    Open Applications Overview

    Please note that IBRO is currently in the process of reassessing its entire applications procedure. For the time being, there is no central platform where you can register to open an account. All application forms are separate and must be filled out individually. Applications are now open for the following funding programs:

     

    IBRO Research Fellowships 2015

    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. 

    There is only one application to complete.

    Amount: up to 35,000 euros

    Length of stay: one year, non-renewable

    Application requirements:

    • 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.
    • Two letters of reference are required, one of which should be from the 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 he/she is 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 U.S. and Canada do have the possibility of being funded. This program does not allow for follow-on funding after the first year. In addition, as the program generally does not allow duplicate funding, if simultaneous financial support from another source is offered, approval is needed from the IBRO Secretariat.

    Application deadline: June 15, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.


    IBRO/PERC InEurope Short Stay Grants

    The IBRO/PERC (Pan European Regional Committee) InEurope Short Stay Grants fund visits to European institutions by researchers living and working within Europe, so that they can acquire new methods or specific techniques that are necessary for their work.

    The aim of the program is to increase intra-European mobility of young researchers by providing grants for short, goal-directed exchanges within European laboratories. The duration of such visits is limited to a maximum of four weeks. Funding is for maximum 3000 Euros that can be used to cover travel and local expenses.

     Eligibility:

    • PhD students and young Post-doctoral fellows

    • 35 years of age or less

    • Only applicants from the European region will be accepted

      Applications are made online. There are no hard copies of applications. Selections are made four times a year. Applicants who are not selected in one round of evaluations may apply for a future round. Within two weeks of the conclusion of the research activity, laureates are required to send a brief report suitable for posting on the IBRO website. Pictures are always welcome.
       
       Application deadline: June 22, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET). 

       Apply here.

     

     

    Regional Schools

     

    IBRO-ARC Writing Papers Workshop 2014

    Kinshasa, DRC

    September 1 - 4, 2014

    The 2nd Scientific Writing Workshop will be held September 1-4, 2014 in Kinshasa to help young investigators acquire skills and develop strategic means to communicate with the broad neuroscience community and, in particular, to publish scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.

    A stand-alone module will introduce the basic (structure and content) of scientific communications through abstracts to scientific meetings, oral and poster presentations, and formal papers including letters to editors, short communications, case reports, and full-length papers presenting original findings. Participants will be then paired with faculty members to allow a maturation process through writing exercises guided by participant’s interests, existing data and/or drafts prepared for publication.

    Lodging, meals and local transportation will be provided to selected participants. Assistance with travel expenses to Kinshasa will be available.

    Requirements for participants

    The workshop is designed for young investigators who wish to promote their research work within the international neuroscience community. Preference will be given to those with data ready for analysis and publication, or manuscripts prepared for publication to be “edited” during the workshop. Countries of Central Africa will be given a priority in the selection process.

    Instructions

    Interested applicants from Central Africa should provide the information requested on the application form (incomplete forms will not be considered). Please also arrange to have sent (by email attachment), two letters of recommendation from the head of your department/institution or your supervisor, and/or other faculty or scientists who can comment on your scientific and educational qualifications, abilities, commitment and likelihood of benefiting from attending the workshop. Letters should be provided with these guidelines and within the application deadline.

    Application deadline: June 21, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

    If there are any questions about the Workshop please contact Dr. Marina Bentivoglio at writing.papers2014@gmail.com, or Dr. Desiré Tshala-Katumbay at tshalad@ohsu.edu.

     

    IBRO-ARC Epilepsy Workshop

    Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

    September 6 - 12, 2014

    An advanced workshop on Epilepsy will be held September 6-12, 2014 in Kinshasa to help young investigators acquire skills and develop strategic means to record EEG and provide a meaningful reading in the context of epilepsy. A stand-alone module will introduce the fundamentals of EEG and Epilepsy. Participants will then immerse themselves, under the supervision of experienced EEGists, into recordings and readings of EEGs. They will also be paired with faculty members to discuss their own research proposals and develop scientifically rigorous protocols for future studies and/or collaborations across investigators and/or study sites.

    Requirements for participants

    The workshop is designed for young neuroscientists with interest in epileptic syndromes and related neurodevelopmental deficits. Preference will be given to investigators from the African continent.

    Expenses

    Lodging, meals and local transportation will be provided. Assistance with travel expenses to Kinshasa will be available.

    Instructions

    Interested applicants from Africa must provide the information requested on the application form (incomplete forms will not be considered). Please also arrange to have two (2) letters of recommendation from the head of your department/institution or your supervisor, and/or other faculty or scientists who can comment on your scientific and educational qualifications, abilities, commitment and likelihood of benefiting from attending the workshop. You should provide the letter writers with these guidelines and the application deadline.

    Application deadline: June 15, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

    If there are any questions about the Workshop please contact Dr. Pierre Luabeya at mk.luabeya@fracarita.org or Desire Tshala-Katumbay at tshalad@ohsu.edu

     

    IBRO/ARC Egypt School on Epigenetics in Neurological Disorders from Bench Side to Bedside: PD in Focus

    Luxor, Cairo & Alexandria

    October 15 - 24, 2014

    School organizers: Dr. Mohamed Salama (Mansoura University) and Dr. Wael Mohamed (AUC)

    School website: http://ibro-egypt.com/

    Aim and scope of the school

    The aim of this School is to introduce the basic and clinical updates in the field of neurodegenerative disorders, especially PD. The school's purpose is to introduce key concepts in neurodegenerative disorders to scientists at African institutions to promote their understanding of the pathophysiology and how to treat such debilitating disorders. Subjects covered will range from lab maintenance and grant writing to state of the art neurogenetics, behavioral and electrophysiological research techniques, as well as essential research skills such as statistical analysis, critical analysis and interpretation of data, usage of scientific databases and introduction to open source technologies.

    Description

    The School will be divided into three consecutive events:

    • The first event will be at Luxor and will coincide with the 8th Sohag Upper Egypt Neurology Conference (SUNC) and the 3rd Neuroplasticity, Neuroprotection and Brain Care chapter meeting (NNBC).
    • The second event will take place in Cairo and will consist of theoretical lectures common to all students and a series of practical modules. The venue will be the AUC and Ain Shams University.
    • The third event will be at Alexandria and it will be held in parallel with the Annual Conference of the Mansura Neurology Department.

    Throughout the school, there will be a strong emphasis on the usage of open source technologies and an active “Do it yourself” spirit will be encouraged. For more information, check the school program on our website.

    Who should apply to this school?

    • African scientists who, at least, already hold a Master’s degree or are currently enrolled for a Master’s degree or equivalent program. Therefore, this includes Master's students, PhD students, Postdocs and Professors.

    The course is very intensive and a strong motivation and drive is required. Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in neuroscience and how they expect to benefit from participating in the course. There will be no attendance fee. Selected students (about 20) will receive economy round-trip airfare from a major international airport in their country to Egypt. Accommodation and meal will be provided for international students.

    Selection Criteria:

    Twenty successful applicants will have their travel and accommodation supported by the school.

    -Applicants should, at least, be enrolled in a Master's degree program.

    -There is no age limit.

    -He/she should be working in the field of neuroscience with a promising professional career.

    -Applicants of all African nationalities are welcomed. Great efforts will be made to balance Male/Female ratio among attendees and to include all African regions (East,West, North and South).

    Application deadline: June 29, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

    If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Wael Mohamed (wael.mohamed72@aucegypt.edu).

     

    4th IBRO/APRC Tehran School of Neuroscience: Basic Approaches in Neurological Diseases

    Tehran, Iran

    October 17-28, 2014

    The Medical School of Tarbiat Modares University, Neuroscience Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, and IPM School of Cognitive Sciences will host an IBRO School of Neuroscience including molecular, electrophysiological & behavioral approaches for studying the basics of neurological diseases in October 17-28, 2014 in Tehran, Iran.

    The purpose of this school is to provide an opportunity for senior Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows in the Asia-Pacific region to acquire knowledge of both theoretical and technical advances in key areas of neuroscience research in a setting that encourages personal interactions and exchanges. We expect participating students to have experience with laboratory work and, preferably, publications.

    Funding from IBRO and local sponsors will enable 25 students to attend the 12-day school by covering their round-trip ticket, housing, and meals.

    The school will provide lectures and opportunities to participate in a variety of laboratory projects. Instructors will be internationally recognized researchers from Asia, Europe and America. Interactions between the students and teachers will be emphasized and encouraged.

    Experiments

    Laboratory projects will focus on the following themes and techniques. Each student shall choose one of the following:

    THEME 1 - Pain and Addiction Research

    THEME 2 - Cognition and Cognitive Disorders

    THEME 3 - Synaptic Plasticity and Seizure

    THEME 4 - Neurodegenerative diseases

    Who should apply?

    • Senior Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows.
    • Age limit is 35 years.
    • Only applicants from the Asia-Pacific region can be accepted. Preference will be given to students who have experience in laboratory work and publications.

    Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in neuroscience and how they expect to benefit from participating in the School. The selection process will be coordinated by the IBRO Asia-Pacific Regional Committee.

    Poster Presentation

    All students will present posters from their previous research and all students will participate in discussions of these posters. They have to send the abstract of these posters along with their application.

    Group technique presentation

    Groups of six students will work together on experiments. All students from each group will present a short oral report and the entire group will participate in a question-answer session.

    Contact person:

    Dr Amir Shojaei, Tarbiat Modares University

    e-mail: amir_shojaei61@yahoo.com, Tel: +98-21-82883864, Cell Phone: +98-9131488748, Fax: +98-21-82884528

    Application deadline: July 11, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

     

    1st IBRO/APRC Chandigarh Neuroscience School:

    Basic & Research Concepts of Depression & Cognitive Dysfunction

    Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

    November 03-08, 2014

     

    Organizer: Dr. Anurag Kuhad (Panjab University)

    Aims and Scope of the School

    The Pharmacology Department at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences is known for its strong base in neuroscience and behavioral pharmacology in India. The organizers wish to spread this knowledge and train the students in the field of neuroscience by way of theoretical lectures and practical demonstrations on behavioral pharmacological techniques. The School will provide lectures and laboratory demonstrations. Instructors will be internationally recognized researchers from Asia, Europe and America. Interactions between the students and teachers will be emphasized and encouraged.

    Description

    The school will specifically focus on depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

    1. 1.     Depression

    Theoretical: Pathogenesis, Drug Targets and Animal Models

    Laboratory Demonstrations: Olfactory Bulbectomy, Forced swimming test (FST), Tail suspension test (TST), Sucrose Preference Test, Post Swim Fatigue

    1. 2.     Alzheimer’s disease

    Theoretical: Pathogenesis, Drug Targets and Animal Models

    Laboratory Demonstrations:  Intracerebrovascular administration of various toxins/drugs to brain using digital stereotaxic apparatus, Morris Water Maze test with video tracking

    1. 3.     Miscellaneous
      1. Literature survey
      2. Protocol designing for in-vivo studies
      3. Scientific writing
      4. Statistical tools & software

     Who should apply to this School?

    • Ph.D. students and post-doctoral fellows.
    • Age limit is 35 years.
    • Only applicants from the Asia-Pacific region can be accepted. Preference will be given to students who have experience in laboratory work and publications.

    Students will be selected on the basis of their academic record and written statements concerning their interest in neuroscience and how they expect to benefit from participating in the School. 

    IBRO will cover round-trip ticket, housing and meals for selected students.

    Poster Presentation

    Students must present a poster from previous research and participate in discussions. An abstract of the poster must be submitted with the application.

    Application deadline: July 27, 2014 (11:59 p.m. CET)

    Apply here.

    If you have any questions regarding this School, please contact Dr. Kuhad (anurag_pu@yahoo.com).

     

    Questions? Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page for IBRO Funding Applications and/or IBRO Schools Applications.