A new internship to promote neuroscience education and research in low- and middle-income countries
Deadline for applications: February 28, 2019
This unique opportunity has openings for 2 senior neuroscience graduate students, or postdocs, registered at a Canadian university, who are interested in helping promote neuroscience education and research capacity in resource-poor countries. The program builds on the rich cultural diversity of the CAN-IBRO School. Successful applicants will spend 3 ½-weeks in Montreal, from May 8 – May 31, 2019.
What: The two CAN-IBRO Teaching 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 resource-poor countries. The interns will be mentored in 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.
Where: The internship will take place in Montreal from May 8-May 31, 2019 and in Toronto to attend the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). This program covers travel costs, meals, and accommodation for both interns.
How: Applicants should submit a brief (200 word) statement of how their interests align with this internship, an updated CV, and a letter from their supervisor before February 28, 2019 to: Dr. Ellis Cooper: Ellis.Cooper@McGill.ca