The IBRO Exchange Fellowship program was established to advance neuroscience research by enabling high-quality early career neuroscientists from diverse geographic and scientific areas to broaden the scope of their training in neuroscience by conducting goal-directed laboratory visits in established laboratories.

Senior PhD students with a good publication record and strong justification for the exchange program are also considered. Priority will be given given to applicants from less developed and less well-funded countries in combination with efforts to ensure both gender and regional diversity.

The grant is to be used for travel and local expenses throughout the exchange period. The duration of the exchange should be a minimum of four weeks. Applicants should explain how the newly gained knowledge and skills will be used to advance research in the home laboratory.

General eligibility requirements

  • Postdoctoral fellow or junior faculty. Senior PhD students with a good publication record and strong justification for the exchange program are also considered.
  • Aged 45 years or younger + time taken for parental leave
  • Letter of acceptance from the host laboratory
  • Letters of reference

Regional eligibility requirements

Africa

Applicants may apply for exchanges both within and outside the Latin American region.

Asia-Pacific

Both the applicant and the host laboratory must be within the Asia-Pacific Region. Applicants must couple their research stay with attendance at a neuroscience meeting organized by an IBRO member society and make a presentation at the meeting. The grant is used along with matching funds from the host laboratory to defray the cost of travel and to subsidize living costs.

Latin America

Applicants may apply for exchanges both within and outside the Latin American region.

Pan-European

Applicants can apply for exchanges only within the Pan-European region.

Applications dates:
To open March 2022

Maximum grant amounts:

  • Asia-Pacific             7,000 EUR
  • Africa                       8,000 EUR
  • Latin America         2,500 EUR
  • Pan-Europe             8,000 EUR

For any queries, please contact programs@ibro.org