Funding Support

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

Discover IBRO's Funding Calendars

Below you will find the IBRO Grants Calendar and the IBRO Schools and Training Calendar for 2022, which provides the latest information regarding funding and training opportunities available in your region.

IBRO Grants Calendar 2022
Grant Eligible regions Applications open Applications deadline
Career Development
MBL and CSHL Fellowships US/Canada Year-round Course dependent
Science of Learning Fellowships All regions 10 Jan Closed
Maternity/Parenthood Grant (Round 1) All regions 28 Jan Closed
Travel Grants (July – December 2022)* All regions 04 Feb Closed
*Those planning to attend SfN should apply here
Stipends to attend Summer School on Affective Neuroscience (PERC/FENS) All regions Open Closed
Stipends to Attend Neurobiology of Hearing Course (PERC/FENS) All regions Open Closed
Exchange Fellowships Asia/Pacific, Latin-America, Africa, Pan-Europe 18 Mar Closed
Stipends to Attend Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience School (PERC/FENS) All regions Open Closed
Early Career Awards Asia/Pacific, Latin-America, Africa, Pan-Europe 01 Apr Closed
IBRO-LARC/FALAN Travel Grants Latin-America 11 May Closed
Collaborative Research Grants Asia/Pacific, Latin-America, Africa, Pan-Europe 10 May Closed
Rising Stars Award US/Canada 14 Jan Closed
Maternity/Parenthood Grant (Round 2) All regions 18 Jul Closed
Travel Grants (January – June 2023) All regions 20 Jul Closed
Rising Stars Awards 2023 Asia/Pacific, Latin America, US/Canada 14 Sep Closed
Schools Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe See Schools Calendar
Event Organization
Diversity Grants Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 21 Feb Closed
Conference Sponsorships 2022 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 1 Mar Closed
Support for Soft Skills Training Pan-Europe 16 May Closed
Call for School Proposals 2023 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 1 Jun Closed
Global Engagement Seed Grants 2023 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 10 Jun Closed
Conference Sponsorships 2023 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe 1 Jul Closed
Meetings Support 2023 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe  18 Jul Closed
Brain Awareness Week Grants 2023 Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, US/Canada 1 Sep Closed
IBRO Schools and Training Calendar 2022
Name of School/Training Location Event Dates Open To Applications deadline
Bioenergetics for Brain Function (Cajal) France 28 Feb – 18 Mar All regions Closed
Organoids as Preclinical Models for Neurodegenerative Diseases Chile 8-13 Mar LARC Closed
15th Canadian-IBRO School of Neuroscience Canada 20 Apr – 25 May USCRC Closed
Neural Circuit Basis of Computation and Behaviour (Cajal) France 2-20 May All regions Closed
2nd IBRO Tunisian School of Neuroscience Tunisia 9-18 May ARC Closed
Quantitative Approaches to Behaviour (Cajal) Portugal 22 May – 11 Jun All regions Closed
Extracellular Electrophysiology Acquisition 0522 (Cajal) Online 23-27 May All regions Closed
Transylvanian Experimental Neuroscience Summer School (TENSS) Romania 1-21 Jun All regions Closed
Single Cell Profiling and Analysis in Neuroscience (Cajal) France 13 Jun – 1 Jul All regions Closed
Interacting with Neural Circuits (Cajal) Portugal 19 Jun – 9 Jul All regions Closed
IBRO-RIKEN CBS Summer Program Japan 4-8 Jul All regions Closed
Computational Neuroscience (Cajal) Portugal 16 Jul – 6 Aug All regions Closed
Ulaanbaatar Associate School on Brain-Related Disorders Mongolia 8-13 Aug APRC Closed
IBRO School of basic and Clinical Neurosciences Mali 11-20 Aug ARC Closed
Associate School on Advanced Neuroscience Technology China 15-19 Aug APRC Closed
Advanced Approaches to Neuro Evo-Devo (Cajal) France 5-23 Sep All regions Closed
Neuroprotective Potential of Medicinal Plants and Phytochemicals in Neurodegenerative Disorders India 12-18 Sep APRC Closed
School of Neurogenetics and Survival Skills for Young Neuroscientists Nigeria 18-24 Sep ARC Closed
Neurotransmitters Transporters: Structure and Function Mexico 26 Sep – 7 Oct LARC Closed
Disentangling the Crosstalk Web Between Metabolic Dysfunction and Neurodegenerative Pathways on Alzheimer’s Disease: Insights Into Sex Dependent Differences Egypt 2-6 Oct ARC/MENA Closed
Postdoctoral Knowledge and Skills to Sustain Neuroscience Capacity in Africa DRC 5-15 Oct ARC Closed
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Tunisia 7-8 Oct ARC Closed
Advanced Bioimaging and Proteogenomics for Brain Tissue-Based and Animal Research Malaysia 10-23 Oct APRC Closed
Brain Organoids (Cajal) France 10-28 Oct All regions Closed
Teaching Tools Workshop in Africa Mali 20-25 Oct ARC Closed
NeuroKit: Bonsai – Visual Reactive Programming (Cajal) Online 24-28 Oct All regions Closed
ISRC Computational Neuroscience, Neurotechnology and Neuro-inspired AI (ISRC-CN3) Autumn School Northern Ireland 24-28 Oct PERC Closed
Peruvian School for Research in Neuroscience Peru 24-29 Oct LARC Closed
Advanced School on Translational Neuroscience of Drug Addiction Morocco 27 Oct – 9 Nov ARC Closed
Parkinson’s Disease: Providing Clarity for Continuous Teaching and Research from an African Perspective Kenya 30 Oct – 4 Nov ARC Closed
Behavioural Phenotyping of Mouse Models of Psychiatric Disorders Argentina 31 Oct – 18 Nov LARC Closed
Impact of Lifestyle Modification on Neurodegenerative Disorders from Preventive and Therapeutic Perspectives Egypt 1-7 Nov ARC Closed
IBRO-ICPBR Virtual Primate Neurobiology School  China 1-12 Nov All regions Closed
Advances in Nanoneurotherapeutics and Neurological Disorders Virtual 7-10 Nov APRC Closed
Neuroepigenetics: Writing, Reading and Erasing the Epigenome (Cajal) France 21 Nov – 9 Dec All regions Closed
Modern Approaches to Behavioural Analysis (Cajal) Virtual 21-25 Nov All regions Closed
Challenges in managing epilepsy in Sub-Saharan Africa Burkina-Faso 21-26 Nov ARC Closed
Experimental Neuroscience Bootcamp (Cajal) Virtual 5-9 Dec All regions TBD
Brain Ageing and Dementia in LMICs Kenya 5-9 Dec ARC Closed
TReND in Africa and IBRO Advanced Neuroscience School South Africa 5-17 Dec ARC Closed

Understanding the Pathophysiology of Pain and Cognition Using Animal Experiments

India 12-16 Dec APRC Closed
Establishing EEG Training DRC 19-21 Dec ARC Closed



General Funding Conditions


  1. For eligibility details, refer to the requirements of each specific grant.
  2. IBRO does not have individual members so individual membership is not a requirement for any of our grants.
  3. All applications are made online with varying deadlines. Application forms are accessible for editing until 5 p.m. CET (Central European Time) of the deadline date listed for each application. Only fully completed applications will be considered. Instructions on how to receive your grant will be included with the notification letter and are made by international wire transfer.
  4. Due to changing financial sanctions, awards made to citizens or residents of Iran and Cuba require approval by the U.S Treasury Department. IBRO will support individual applications for an OFAC license in such cases. Please note this process is independent from IBRO and a response may take several months. IBRO is currently unable to accept applications from or make payments to citizens and residents of North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Russia/Crimea, and Ukraine/Crimea due to changing financial sanctions.
  5. All funding awards will provide 80% payment two months in advance, and 20% payment following submission of the required funding report.
  6. Please read the cancellation policy for IBRO-funded programs & activities


Grant Report Guidelines


If you have received IBRO grants for individual research, the organization of schools and events, global advocacy events or have supervised an IBRO grantee, you are requested to fill out a report form and submit it to the IBRO Secretariat at the end of the grant period. The report forms are online and can be accessed at the following links:

Grant Report Form

School Organizer Report Form

Event Organizer Report Form
Diversity Grant activities
Short Courses

Global Engagement & BAW Grant Evaluation

Global Engagement Seed Grant
IBRO/Dana BAW Grant

If you have any problems accessing the online forms, please contact us at

Payment Formatting Guidelines


These Payment Formatting Guidelines will provide a framework for validating your account number and ensure that mandatory requirements are satisfied prior to payment processing. They are ordered by currency (A-Z) and  explain the formatting of account numbers in addition to any other necessary information required by Western Union Business Solutions and/or the beneficiary institution that may be necessary to make payments to IBRO beneficiaries.

When using  these guidelines it is important to note the following:

1. ALL payments require an account number to accompany the transaction.

2. Verify currency requirements specified by the beneficiary bank country. By doing so, Western Union Business Solutions will be able to continue to seamlessly process all payments while minimizing requests for additional payment processing information.

3. When you receive IBRO funding, you will be contacted by email and asked to enroll your bank account information via GlobalPay (sender: This invitation is frequently recognized as spam, so please check your spam/junk folders if the invitation does not appear in your inbox.

4. Please note the “enroll today” link is displayed as an image and requires html to be enabled.

5. Please select your preferred currency and refer to the Payment Formatting Guidelines (see hyperlink above) when enrolling your bank account information with IBRO.

All “required” fields MUST be completed. Failure to provide all required information will result in SIGNIFICANT delays in the processing of your payment. If for any reason the funds are returned to IBRO by the beneficiary bank, all losses incurred will be subtracted from the award total before re-issue.

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can help me with a question about my online application?
Please contact the programs team at and allow two working days for a response.

What should I do if my referee has not yet received any information from IBRO regarding my application?
First, please ask your referee to check his/her “junk-mail” box. If the message did not arrive, please request your referee to contact the programs team directly at

How do I receive the funds from my IBRO grant?
You will receive instructions for reimbursement in the official award letter you receive from IBRO.

Can I receive my funds in advance of the meeting or conference for which I have received a travel grant?
No, it is not possible to send the funds prior to the meeting. To verify that you have attended the meeting or conference for which you have received a travel award, the IBRO Secretariat must receive your certificate of attendance.

Can I apply for and IBRO Return Home Fellowship if I have already returned to my country of origin?
No, you must not yet have returned to your country of origin at the time you apply for IBRO Return Home funding.

Who makes the decisions regarding the funding programs administered through IBRO Central?
IBRO’s Regional Committees, review and ranks all applications. The committees bring a local perspective to decisions made in all of IBRO’s funding program by tapping into the knowledge of local neuroscience programs and training needs to ensure the most promising and most deserving candidates are selected to receive IBRO funding awards. Committee Chairs make every effort to ensure a balanced geographical and gender representation to create career-enhancing opportunities for as many young neuroscience researchers as possible.

Will the information I enter in my funding application remain confidential?
Personal data collected from our members are used exclusively for the needs of IBRO.  Access to these data is secured and limited to IBRO committee members and the IBRO Secretariat. These data are not made available to any outside institution or interests.