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LATIN AMERICA FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Short Stays | Travel Grants | Schools | Short Courses, Workshops, Symposia | Latin American Training ProgramPROLABDiversityGlobal Advocacy

SHORT STAYS

Grant Amount: Up to 1,200 EUR

IBRO-LARC provides funding for short research/training lab visits within the Latin American region.

Candidates should not be older than 40 years of age. Priority will be given to doctoral students and postdocs who wish to attend a foreign lab within the region and who plan to link their lab stay with attendance at a course or congress. When the short lab stay is linked to attendance to a course or congress, an application for an IBRO-LARC Travel Grant must also be submitted. Applications for activities within the applicant’s own country will be considered only if adequately justified.

Applicants must supply an activity plan, a letter of support from his or her director - specifically for the proposed activities - and a letter of acceptance from the host institution. Applications must be submitted online. Emailed material will not be accepted.

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TRAVEL GRANTS

Grant Amount: Up to 1,200 EUR*

IBRO-LARC provides funding for attending courses/workshops or for presenting results at meetings within the Latin American region.

Candidates should not be older than 40 years of age. Priority will be given to doctoral students and postdocs who are also planning a short stay in a lab.

Application Restrictions 

1) Applicants that have previously received an IBRO-LARC Travel Grant will only be eligible for another grant after a 3-year interval.
2) Only one applicant from the same lab and director working on the same subject will be accepted.
3) Travel grant applicants are classified into 2 categories:

     - Graduate Students/ PhD candidates: For students under 35 years old.
     - Postdoctoral students: Under 40 years old.

*4) Travel grants are classified into 2 categories:

     - Short distances: 800 Euros (South-South)
     - Long distances: 1200 Euros (South-North) 

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SCHOOLS

Grant Amount: 15,000-20,000 EUR per school

IBRO-LARC evaluates possible funding for Schools targeted to advanced students and young researchers in the field of Neuroscience throughout Latin America.

This activity should foster cooperation among regional neuroscientists (students and researchers). Failure to incorporate participants from the region seriously forfeits chances for approval. 

Within 60 days after the activity, the coordinator must submit a report on the event and the use of IBRO funds. A summary of up to 200 words in English should also be submitted suitable for posting to the IBRO website. Please send all this information to the IBRO Secretariat at ibrocentral@gmail.com.

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SHORT COURSES, WORKSHOPS AND SYMPOSIA

Grant Amount: Up to 3,500 EUR per course, workshop or symposia

IBRO-LARC evaluates possible funding for basic neuroscience courses, workshops or symposia taking place within the region.

Proposed activities should foster cooperation among regional neuroscientists (students and researchers). Failure to incorporate participants from the region seriously forfeits chances for approval. Contact any LARC member if you have doubts about your proposal.

Within 60 days after the activity, the coordinator must submit a report on the event and the use of IBRO funds. A summary of up to 200 words in English should also be submitted suitable for posting to the IBRO website. Please send all this information to the IBRO Secretariat at ibrocentral@gmail.com.

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LATIN AMERICAN TRAINING PROGRAM

IBRO-LARC and IBRO-USCRC partner with the Society for Neuroscience and the Grass Foundation to support the Latin American Training Program (LATP). This five-year initiative launched its first course in 2014, and builds on the historic strengths of the SfN Ricardo Miledi Program, a Grass Foundation funded training initiative that ran from 2003-12. The LATP is projected to serve approximately 650 trainees from Latin America and the Caribbean by the end of the five-year term. Fifteen outstanding students are selected each year to participate in an onsite, advanced 3-week training program. Additionally, more than 100 students from across the region participate in an online training program, which includes webinars, videos, networking, and discussions on professional development and the latest science.

To find out more about the program and how to apply please click here: Latin American Training Program.

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PROLAB

The PROLAB Program seeks to foster scientific collaboration and development of human resources among Latin American and Caribbean Neuroscience research groups. PROLAB uses the Neuroscience scientific network of the region and provides economic support to joint research projects. Its main goal is to diminish the asymmetries in the development of the Neurosciences in the continent, thus allowing established research groups to set up collaboration with emerging groups and also opening a space for horizontal collaboration among established groups within the region.

The scientific collaborations are supported through grants for research missions (exchange trips by doctoral and postdoctoral students, as well as faculty from the participating institutions) that plan to work on scientific questions specifically defined in the project application.
More program details here.

Please send all queries to the IBRO-LARC Chair:

Dr. Cecilia Bouzat 
Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas Bahia Blanca, Argentina
inbouzat@criba.edu.ar

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DIVERSITY GRANTS

Grant Amount: Up to 1,000 EUR

IBRO-LARC awards individual LARC member societies with diversity grants for activities or events that promote diversity and/or the participation of women in neuroscience. The successful society is required to send a program, a report on the proceedings and the numbers and proportions of female plenary lecturers, symposium speakers, session chairs and participants in the meeting after the event has ended.

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GLOBAL ADVOCACY SEED GRANTS

Grant Amount: Up to 5,000 EUR

IBRO-LARC awards global advocacy seed grants to support neuroscience societies, groups and organizations in the Latin American region that would like to conduct advocacy events and activities in their local areas. Up to €5,000 is awarded to each successful proposal. The events and activities should address the specific needs of neuroscience advocacy in the country where they are being held. They can include public lectures, brain awareness fairs, conferences, educational symposia for policymakers, educators and the public, videos or multimedia products to increase awareness, etc. Please note that Global Advocacy Seed Grants are NOT for Research Projects or Fellowships.