IBRO US-Canada Regional Fellowships

The US-Canada Regional Committee of IBRO (International Brain Research Organization) is pleased to announce the launch of our 2019 fellowships program that will cover the cost for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in Canada to attend advanced neuroscience courses. Preference will be given to trainees belonging to minority groups (First Nations and other Indigenous communities in Canada, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and other minorities) as well as those in non-U15 Universities (http://u15.ca/). Fellowships will be awarded to support trainees to take neuroscience or related courses at the Marine Biological Laboratories (MBL) at Woods Hole, MA, and at Cold Spring Harbor Labs (CSHL; see links below) in 2019. Both laboratories offer a variety of excellent courses, and in addition are outstanding venues for trainees to network with leaders in the field. They also provide collaboration and mentoring opportunities that will be invaluable for future career development.

We are looking for talented trainees who have a keen desire to pursue careers in research. The aim of this program is to increase diversity in neuroscience in Canada, by providing such trainees with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience.

Interested trainees should submit applications directly to the courses of interest (see below for list of eligible courses). 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 an IBRO fellowship. The IBRO fellowship will cover the cost of tuition, room and board for 4 Canadian students (2 at MBL and 2 at CSHL). Fellowships are worth up to $11,000 per trainee at MBL and up to $8000 per trainee at CSHL depending on the courses taken.

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: Ion Channels in Synaptic and Neural Circuit Physiology, Vision: A Platform for Linking Circuits, Perception and Behavior, Advanced Techniques in Molecular Neuroscience, Drosophila Neurobiology: Genes, Circuits & Behavior, Imaging Structure & Function in the Nervous System, Workshop on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neuroscience of Addiction.

Note that the deadlines for applications range from February – June.
Check these links for details.

MBL:  http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/

CSHL: https://meetings.cshl.edu/courseshome.aspx

For more information contact: sam.david@mcgill.ca