IBRO – MBL and CSHL Fellowships

The IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) US-Canada Regional Committee (USCRC) is pleased to announce our 2021 fellowships program that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in Canada to attend advanced neuroscience courses or meetings at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA., and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), NY.

For MBL, all trainees are welcomed to apply but preference will be given to trainees belonging to minority groups (Indigenous communities in Canada, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, women, and other minorities) as
well as those in non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). The MBL awards will cover the cost of tuition, room, and board. Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee depending on the course taken.

For CSHL, reduced registration fees for virtual meetings are available for trainees from non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). If in-person courses resume in the second half of 2021, partial tuition support of up to $8,000 per trainee will be available.

The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in Canada, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research training in contemporary neuroscience.

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the course of interest (see link below). Evaluation of applications and offers of admission to courses are made by the course leaders. Accepted candidates with the backgrounds mentioned above will be automatically considered for IBRO fellowship.

Eligible MBL courses: Neural Systems and Behavior, Neurobiology: Mechanisms & Advanced Approaches, Methods in Computational Neuroscience, Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches, Brains, Minds and Mechanisms, Physiology: Modern Cell Biology Using Microscopic, Biochemical and Computational Approaches, and Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration.

Eligible CSHL courses: see link below.

MBL: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/
CSHL: https://meetings.cshl.edu/meetingshome.aspx

Please inform us when applying or if you have questions about eligibility.

Contact: sam.david@mcgill.ca

BRAIN CREATE | Interdisciplinary Training Program for New Neurotechnologies


Want to develop and commercialize the neurotechnology of the future?

Professors Marc Poulin and Richard Wilson from the University of Calgary are pleased to announce new cutting-
edge training opportunities with full scholarships for MSc and PhD students and Postdoctoral Fellows. Training draws heavily on elective workshops and is focused in labs developing drugs, devices and protocols that improve
nervous system function and monitoring. Funding will be provided for up to 100 trainees over the next 5 years.


  • Training in both neurosciences and integrated physiology
  • Training in technology transfer, patenting, and commercialization
  • Fully-funded scholarships
  • Opportunities for international travel
  • World-class supervisors

Find out more:

Web: cumming.ucalgary.ca/braincreate

Email: braincreate@ucalgary.ca

The Canadian-IBRO School Offers Two Teaching Internships on Neuroscience Education and Research in Africa and Latin America.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to uncertainties related to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian IBRO School has been postponed to 2021.  New opportunities will be posted next year.


Deadline for applications: March 30, 2020

A unique opportunity for 2 senior neuroscience graduate students or postdocs, registered at a Canadian university, interested in helping to promote neuroscience education and research capacity in Africa and Latin America.

This internship program builds on the rich scientific and cultural diversity that the Canadian-IBRO School program has accumulated since its inception in 2006. Successful applicants will spend 3 ½-weeks in Montreal, from May 14 – June 7, 2020 at the 14th Canadian-IBRO School.

Who should apply?
A unique opportunity for 2 senior neuroscience Graduate Students or Postdoctoral Fellows, registered at a Canadian university, interested in helping to promote neuroscience education and research capacity in Africa and Latin America.

The two Canadian IBRO Trainee Interns will contribute to the teaching of graduate trainees from Latin America and Africa, and gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities of conducting research in countries with limited resources. The Interns will be advised on how to coordinate discussions and interact with talented students from diverse backgrounds who have English as a second language. In addition, the Interns will gain a deeper knowledge of Canada’s role in international development and in lessening the burden of neurological diseases in low- and middle-income countries.
For more details consult the following page.

Where & When
The internship will take place in Montreal from May 14 – June 7, 2020, and include participation in the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). This program covers travel costs, meals, and accommodation.

How to apply
Applicants should complete the online application. Instructions are provided on this page:

Submit a brief (200 words) statement of how their interests align with this internship, an updated CV, and a letter of reference from their supervisor before March 30, 2020 to:

Dr. Ellis Cooper: Ellis.Cooper@McGill.ca

For further details, see www.can-ibroschools.info