Providing equal access to global neuroscience


IBRO is the Global Federation of Neursocience Societies


Enhancing the quality, diversity, accessibility and impact of neuroscience worldwide


supporting research careers across all areas of neuroscience, through training, travel, fellowships and events

Diversity and inclusion

to reduce the gaps in access to neuroscience research

IBRO Journals

Neuroscience is the flagship journal of IBRO. Established in 1976, it is a hybrid journal that features papers describing the results of original research on any aspect of the scientific study of the nervous system. There are no costs to authors to publish.

IBRO Neuroscience Reports

IBRO Neuroscience Reports is a fully open access journal that considers for publication any article that is methodologically sound, including negative data and replication studies when justified with a scientifically sound rationale.


IBRO calls for applications are published all year round for individuals and organizers in all regions

Career development

IBRO provides a broad range of funding opportunities to support neuroscience around the world

World congress

The 11th IBRO World Congress of Neuroscience
in Granada, Spain 9-13 September 2023

IBRO news

15th Canadian IBRO School of Neuroscience

This is an advanced neuroscience course intended for 14 young trainees from Africa and Latin America with scientific leadership potential in their home countries. Key features of the School program are its emphasis on open scientific discussions with experts, a...

IBRO-USRC MBL and CSHL Fellowships

This program for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows training in neuroscience in the US and Canada, aims to increase diversity in neuroscience in the region, by providing trainees with access to cutting-edge research approaches in contemporary neuroscience. The...

IBRO-USCRC Rising Stars Award

The Rising Stars Award aims to increase the successful transition and retention of diverse, early career neuroscientists into academic positions by providing funds to make a significant difference in the research endeavors of new faculty from under-represented groups...

IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships

IBRO and UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education (IBE) offer 3 annual IBRO/IBE-UNESCO Science of Learning Fellowships. This is part of our joint Science of Learning Initiative that aims to support and translate key neuroscience research on learning and the brain to...

2022 Programmes Overview

In 2022, IBRO programs will benefit from an updated grant structure, with funding opportunities consolidated into the following broader categories. The intent is to enhance professional career opportunities available to the IBRO community, thereby adding to the...

International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship 2021

Congratulations to all participants and in particular to this year's IBB World Champions! Read more in the IBB's Announcement. 2021 IBB World Championship Announcement The 2021 International Brain Bee (IBB) World Championship took place virtually on November 5-8,...

5 more new parents to receive an IBRO grant

The Young IBRO Maternity/Parenthood in Neuroscience Grant is for early career Principal Investigators who are approaching parental leave (either via birth or adoption) by providing up to 4000€ to support their research career while they are forming a family. In this...

Grants awarded for 2022

Two of IBRO's most sought after grants have been awarded by the participating Regional Committees. Find out more below about the topics and countries involved.  IBRO-Dana Brain Awareness Week Grants 2022Each project received $1250 for a total amount of $33750 Global...

Regional Committees 2022

The Governing Council of IBRO has confirmed its Regional Committees for the next year. The highly diverse composition of the 2022 committee represents new opportunities for IBRO to engage with more networks of scientists and to explore different avenues to implement...

Upcoming events

The following upcoming events in different regions are sponsored by IBRO's different Regional Committees (RC): Latin America (IBRO-LARC) is holding a webinar on Diversity and Inclusion, Africa (IBRO-ARC) is sponsoring the 2021 SONA conference (Society of African...

IBRO Regions


Asia Pacific

Latin America

US Canada

Pan Europe