Funding Support



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

Programmes 2022

In 2022, IBRO programs benefit from an updated grant structure, with funding opportunities consolidated into broader categories, which you will find further down this page.

The updated structure aims to enhance professional career opportunities available to the IBRO community, by adding to the recognition and inter-operationality of IBRO programs across regions.

This will also enable regional committees to gain focus on developing programs and initiatives that correspond to unique regional needs.

The new structure accounts for previously existing regional specificity including eligibility criteria.

This page is still being updated – please bookmark for future updates!

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. Please note that IBRO is unable to accept applications from or make payments to citizens and residents of certain countries* due to changing financial sanctions. In addition, all funding awards will provide 80% payment two months in advance, and 20% payment following submission of the required funding report.
    * Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia/Crimea, Syria, Ukraine/Crimea, Venezuela
  5. Please read the 2021 COVID-19 Policy which covers cancellations of IBRO-funded Events
Application Calendar

please note this is a general guide and may have variations each year

Grant

Eligible regions

Applications open

For individuals 

IBRO/IBE Science of Learning Fellowships

All regions

January

Young IBRO Maternity/Parenthood Grant (Round 1)

All regions

January

IBRO Travel Grants (Round 1, July – December)*
*Those planning to attend SfN should apply here

All regions

February

IBRO Exchange Fellowships

Asia/Pacific, Latin-America, Africa, Pan-Europe

March

IBRO Collaborative Research Grants

All regions

May

IBRO Early Career Awards

All regions

June

Young IBRO Maternity/Parenthood Grant (Round 2)

All regions

July

IBRO Travel Grants (Round 2, January – June)

All regions

August

Return Home Fellowships

Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

August

IBRO Schools

Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

Continuous

For organizers

IBRO Diversity Grants

Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

February

IBRO Meetings Support

Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

April

PERC Support for Soft Skills Training

Pan-Europe

May

IBRO Call for School and Workshop Proposals

Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

June

IBRO/Dana Brain Awareness Week Grants

Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America

July

Global Engagement Seed Grants

Africa, Asia/Pacific, Latin America, Pan-Europe

July

 

FAQ

Who can help me with a question about my online application?
Please contact the programs team at programs@ibro.org 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 programs@ibro.org.

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, revieww 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.

Standard Regional Programmes

IBRO Meetings Support

The IBRO Meetings Support program supports funding requests from symposia, short courses,...

IBRO Schools

IBRO Schools are the main vehicle used by IBRO to interact with young people in all regions,...

IBRO Exchange Fellowships

The IBRO Exchange Fellowship program was established to advance neuroscience research by enabling...

IBRO Travel Grants

The IBRO Travel Grant program aims to foster neuroscience research by providing support to...

IBRO Diversity Grants

The IBRO Diversity Grants program awards individual IBRO member societies or event organizers from...

Regional Development Programmes

Africa Regional Committee (ARC)
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Latin America Regional Committee (LARC)
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Pan-European Regional Committee (PERC)
US/Canada Regional Committee (USCRC)

Young IBRO Programmes

Global Partnership Programmes

Advanced Training Programmes